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!