Resistance Park


Sectioned off from neighbouring People's Park is this former parade ground. It's a pleasant place for a stroll, with great views of Shwedagon Paya. When not in use for military parades on Armed Forces Day and other military events, it's open to the public. Look for the statue of General Aung San.

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1. People's Park

0.23 MILES

Notable for its splendid views of the western side of Shwedagon Paya, this well-tended park offers plenty of pleasant features, such as flower gardens and…

2. Martyrs' Mausoleum

0.33 MILES

This striking mausoleum houses the remains of General Aung San and the six comrades who were assassinated on 19 July 1947. The Soviet-style, red-painted…

3. Shwedagon Paya Museum

0.45 MILES

Accessed from the west side of Shwedagon's main terrace is this small museum which is chock-full of buddha statues and religious ornaments. Look for the…

4. Shwedagon Paya

0.54 MILES

One of Buddhism's most sacred sites, the 326ft zedi (stupa) here is adorned with 27 metric tons of gold leaf, along with thousands of diamonds and other…

5. U Thant House

0.57 MILES

One of Myanmar's most respected international politicians, U Thant was UN Secretary General from 1961 to 1971. When his grandson, Thant Myint-U,…

6. Maha Wizaya Zedi

0.79 MILES

This well-proportioned zedi (stupa), built on General Ne Win's orders in the early 1980s to commemorate the unification of Theravada Buddhism in Myanmar,…

7. U Thant Mausoleum

0.84 MILES

U Thant, the former UN Secretary General and one of the most respected 20th-century Burmese statesmen, is buried here. A chapter in The River of Lost…

8. Suphayalat's Mausoleum

0.86 MILES

This traditional-style multitiered construction contains the tomb of Burma’s last queen, Suphayalat (1859–1925). Having been exiled to India with her…