Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon Myanmar

YANGON PAGODAS

Yangon Pagodas are known throughout the world and Myanmar’s largest city features many golden domes which dot its landscape

Yangon, Myanmar, formerly known as Rangoon, Burma, is the former capital of Myanmar and the largest city in the country with a population of over 5 million people. Though Naypyidaw has replaced Yangon as the official capital, the city still retains its place as the economic capital of the fledgling country. Yangon Pagodas help give Myanmar its nickname of “The Golden Land.”

The pagodas of Yangon come in all shapes and sizes. Hollow to filled, short to tall, wide to narrow and singular vs. housed in a compound, the Golden Land’s largest city truly encapsulates what Myanmar Theravada Buddhism is all about. Click on the pictures and names below to read in-depth about the pagodas, click on the blog text for my journey to the pagoda and if you’d like to check out some of my professional high-resolution photos from the journey, click on photos. Feel free to leave your comments or tips below! And to read about unique places in Yangon, click here!

Yangon Pagodas
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Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Temple, Yangon Myanmar
Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda | Blog | Photos
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Kabar Aye Pagoda | Blog | Photos
Yangon Pagodas
Koe Htat Gyi Pagoda | Blog | Photos
Yangon Pagodas
Kyain Thit Sar Shin Pagoda | Blog | Photos
Yangon Pagodas
Kyauktawgyi Pagoda | Blog | Photos
Yangon Pagodas
Meilamu Pagoda | Blog | Photos
Yangon Pagodas
Mitta Oo Pagoda | Blog | Photos
Yangon Pagodas
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda | Blog | Photos
Yangon Pagodas
Sein Yaung Chi Pagoda | Blog | Photos
Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda | Blog | Photos | Night Photos
Sule Pagoda Yangon Myanmar
Sule Pagoda | Blog | Photos
Yangon Pagodas
Swe Taw Myat (Swal Daw) Pagoda | Blog | Photos
Yangon Pagodas
Wijuwedo Pagoda | Blog | Photos

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”

– Anatole France

Phillip Harbor

Author, blogger, photographer, all-around world traveler

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Israeli Abroad

IsraeliAbroad (formerly SidepieceDiplomat) was started as a passion project by amateur photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!

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IsraeliAbroad was started as a passion project by photographer Phillip Harbor as he travels from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Yangon, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and throughout the world. Named for the adventure, the photoblog seeks to give followers a unique insight into life from a nation that was until recently closed off from the rest of the world for more than half a century. This blog is half photo-half information-half experience-driven. Yes that’s more than a whole… and yes that makes about as much sense as anything else you can find on this half of the globe! Feel free to follow us on social media and right here on the blog as we explore the incredible wonders of Myanmar. Updates will come as regularly as possible and don’t forget to share with your friends!