Top things to do in Taungoo

Burmese in Taungoo

Amazing Traditional Foods

Located on the main road in Than Daung Gyi, this very welcoming place serves tasty traditional fare. There's no menu, but the chef whips up satisfying Kayin dishes, accented with ingredients such as bamboo shoots, f…
Buddhist Temple in Taungoo

Shwesandaw Paya

Taungoo’s grandest pilgrimage spot is situated in the centre of town, around 500m west of the main road. The central stupa, a standard-issue bell shape, is gilded and dates to 1597; local legend says an earlier stup…
Buddhist Temple in Taungoo

Myasigon Paya

About 820ft south of Shwesandaw, off Pagoda St, this lovely modern pagoda features a gold zedi (stupa) and many glass mosaics. On the north side, an open building has a faded mural of Taungoo kings.
Chinese in Taungoo

Stellar Restaurant

Located near the Myasigon Paya, Stellar is a friendly, buzzing eatery and our favourite spot in town for a meal. Owner Ko Soe Nyi goes out of his way to make you feel at home in his inviting restaurant, and can happ…
Myanmar in Taungoo


This newish edition to Taungoo serves nicely prepared dishes from a small menu of Chinese and Myanmar classics. It's an open-sided spot located on busy Bo Hmu Po Kun Rd across from Royal Lake. It's a fine spot to wa…
Lake in Taungoo

Kandawgyi Lake

This pretty ornamental lake dates from the days when Taungoo (then known as Katumadi) was capital and Bayin Naung ruled. Strolling or cycling around its perimeter, lined with shady trees, is a pleasant way to pass a…
Buddhist Temple in Taungoo

Kawmudaw Paya

One of Taungoo’s oldest religious sites, this countryside temple is around 1 mile west of the lake through the Sin Gate Arch. In the temple’s southwest corner, look for a small pillar in a sandbox (with barefoot pri…