Myanmar (Which was previously known as Burma) has a total of 1479 pagodas, and most of them are located in the areas like Yangon and Mandalay.
Shwedagon is the oldest pagoda in the whole of Burma. Any tourist who spends his holiday at a hotel in Yangon will not want to skip this attraction and go for another. As it’s located on the top of a hill, you can see this landmark even from far away.
The specialty in this pagoda is that it enshrines a sacred Hair Relic of Lord Buddha. If you stay at a nearby resort the likes of Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon do not forget to visit this important temple because only a few places in this whole world houses the Buddha Relics.
They say this pagoda must have been there even while Lord Buddha was alive. Thus, it is also considered as one of the oldest temples in Burma.
Other pagodas in Yangon
In addition to the main pagodas mentioned above, there are many other important pagodas in Yangon such as MahaWizaya Pagoda, Kaba Aye Pagoda, Shwe Taw MayatPaya, and ChaukHtatGyi Pagoda.