Sule Pagoda & Garden Mahabandoola:Sule Pagoda is located in the center of Yangon and is an important place for religious ceremonies and political affairs. The pagoda is said to have a strand of hair of Buddha, which was given to anchor two Burmese merchant brothers.

The history of the Sule Pagoda can be traced back to around 2,000 to 2,500 years ago. It was originally built in an Indian style temple, but was changed to Burmese elements when Yangon was designed by British occupiers in MIDT 19th century. It is said that the Sule Pagoda was once used by the British as the center for the grid layout of the city. The main stupa, has an octagonal shape, surrounded by smaller stupas, bronze bells and shrines with Buddha images. There are eight Buddha images every day of the week (Wednesday stands for two days). Local people pray in the sanctuary starting from the day of their birth.

The pagoda is a good starting point for exploring the city. It is adjacent to the Park Mahabandoola which is the colonial style home in High Court and City Hall. Indian city and Chinatown are also within walking distance.

Tips: Sule Pagoda is open from 04:00 until 10:00. You should be prepared to leave the visitors with their shoes (including their socks) to the racks

You can spent some time just sitting in the garden in order to escape the heat and chaotic streets of Yangon. It is always informative and fun just to watch the locals. The Independence Monument /Maha Bandoola Garden is certainly one of the prettiest parts of Yangon.

Myanmar Golden Garden (Sule Pagoda)

Yangon is Myanmar’s most populous and thriving city, even though it is no longer the capital of the country. In the heart of Yangon, is surrounded by the Maha Bandoola garden, called the Burma Independence Monument. It was raised to proudly celebrate Myanmar Independence from the British in 1948. The obelisk standing at 46m high, was a beacon amid the flat garden surroundings. North of the obelisk and garden Yangon’s City Hall, is Myanmar pride architecture with traditional tiered roofs. The town hall was a major venue for political demonstrations and bombings in the year 2000, 2008 and 2009.

In the east of the gardens and in contrast to the Myanmar architecture of the city Hall, is Myanmar known as old building of the Supreme Court. Red colored stones and bell tower showed traces of the British colonial period. The new Supreme Court is now centered in Naypyidaw since 2006.

Myanmar Supreme Court Yangon, Myanmar

You can spent some time just sitting in the garden in order to escape the heat and chaotic streets of Yangon. It is always informative and fun just to watch the locals. The Independence Monument /Maha Bandoola Garden is certainly one of the prettiest parts of Yangon.

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