Thu Ti Leithwei Boxing School
Lone Chaw, three-time winner of Myanmar's National Championship, runs this school where you can get fit learning the moves of luthwei...
Kaba Aye Paya
This overly glitzy ‘world peace’ zedi, about 5 miles north of the city centre, was built for the 1954–56 Sixth Buddhist Synod. The...
Myanmar Gems Museum & Gems Market
The glitter has dimmed at this small museum, on the 4th floor of a building that mainly operates as a shopping plaza for jewelry stalls,...
If you fancy mingling and dancing around with Yangon's elite youth this is the place to do it. There's a good sound system, drink prices...
Shwe Sa Bwe
Lonely Planet review
Totally artificial, this ‘great cave’ is where the Sixth Buddhist Synod was held in 1954–56 to coincide with the 2500th anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment. Measuring 456ft by 371ft, the cave, which can accommodate up to 10,000 people, took only 14 months to build. It helped that there were 63,000 labourers. Grand religious ceremonies are still held here.