Known by different names, the Kaba Aye Pagoda literally translates into World Peace Pagoda. The pagoda, situated in Yangon, Myanmar, was built in 1952 by U Nu for the Sixth Buddhist Council that he hosted from 1954-1956. It measures 111 feet (34m) in height as well as in base. Within the complex, he also had the Maha Pasana Guha (great cave) built, which is identical to the Satta Panni cave in India, where the first Buddhist Synod was organized. This 455 feet (139 m) long and 370 feet (110 m) wide cave has six entr... read more
The Botataung Pagoda is situated near the Yangon River in Myanmar. It is believed to have been built around the same time as Shwedagon Pagoda, 2500 years ago. The pagoda is a hollow structure that houses what is reckoned to be a sacred hair of Gautama Buddha. During World War II, the place was completely destroyed and later rebuilt.
The name ‘Botataung’ literally translates into "1000 military officers". When the relics of Buddha arrived in Burma at a hillock near this pagoda’s site, t... read more
Maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Taukkyan War Cemetery is the resting place for 6,374 allied soldiers from British Commonwealth who died during the Second World War and 52 soldiers who died in Burma during the First World War. Out of the total, 867 graves in the cemetery have unidentified soldiers buried in them.
Within the premises is The Rangoon Memorial where the names of over 27,000 Commonwealth soldiers, who died during the Second World War but who have no known grave, are written.
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One of the two major lakes in Yangon, Myanmar, the Kandawgyi Lake is an artificial lake, located east of the Shwedagon Pagoda. It was built to supply clean water in the city during the British colonial rule. The lake measures 5 miles (8km) in circumference and is 20 to 45 inches (50 to 115 cm). Its name translates into "great royal lake".
Spread in an area of 110-acre, the Kandawgyi Nature Park and the 69.25-acre (28-hectare) Yangon Zoological Gardens surround the lake. The Natmauk Street is situated towards t... read more
Situated 22 miles north of Yangon in Mingaladon, the Hlawga National Park is spread in an area of 623-hectare. It houses a wildlife park, a mini zoo and a buffer zone. The place was set up as an educational center for environment in 1982 and continues to attract many ecologists and nature lovers.
This national park was established with joint-funding by the UNDP and the Burmese government so as to preserve the flora and fauna of the region. It holds the catchment area of an old extension dam, Zokanabe La... read more
The Maha Bandula Park is located in the downtown of Yangon, Burma. It is a public park, which is surrounded by Maha Bandula Street in the east, Sule Pagoda Road in west, Konthe Road in south and Maha Bandula Road in north. In addition, this park lies in close vicinity to many significant buildings that include Sule Pagoda, The Yangnon City Hall and High Court. The name of the park is taken from the general Maha Bandula who fought against Britishers during the first Anglo-Burmese War. Furthermore, this park also has... read more
Saint Mary’s Cathedral is located at Botahtaung Township, Yangon, Burma, which is the largest cathedral in Burma. The exterior building of cathedral is made up of red brick that consists of spires and bell tower. The ground of the church is basic High Education High School No. 6, which is generally known as Saint Paul’s High school. However, in today’s time, this church has no religious annexation with the Catholic Church.
History Of The Origin And Construction
It 1895, the construction of the... read more
The National Museum Of Myanmar is located in Dagon, Yangon and is considered as the main museum of Burmese art, history and culture in Myanmar. It was established in 1952 with 5-storey museum which contains the comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, associated with history, culture and civilization of Burmese people.
In June 1952, the National Museum of the Union of Burma was first opened at the Jubilee Hall Building at Shwedagon Pa... read more
It is a Burmese Stupa, which is located in the center of Yangon city and covers the main area of present-day Burmese politics, ideology and geography. According to myth, it was constructed during the time of Buddha, which makes it old for more than 2,500 years.
Sule Pagoda subsumed the actual Indian construction of the Stupa, which earlier was used to recreate the form and function of an artefact mound. Although, Burmese culture becomes more independent with time, because of which the shape of Sule Pagoda... read more
Yangon Zoological Garden is the oldest and the largest zoo in the city of Myanmar, which is located near Kandawgyi Lake. It includes the museum of national history, an aquarium and amusement park. This zoological garden contains the collection of almost 1100 animal species, which attracts large number of visitors. This firm is operated by the private firm and is open from 8am to 6pm every day.
In 1882, the first collection of wild animals started and was associated with Phayre’s Museum. In 1901, w... read more