Yangon is the known as “Garden City of Asia” and is the main gateway to Myanmar. In 1755, King Alaungpaya founded the city on the site of a small settlement called Dagon. The name of Yangon means “End of Strife”. Yangon is filled with lush trees, shady parks, beautiful lakes, colourful markets and colonial heritage style buildings. The city centre always bustles with street vendors, trishaw and passenger buses, and a diversity of shops. The magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda; one of the wonders of the world, City Centre Sule Pagoda, ChaukHtatGyi Pagoda; the reclining Buddha Image, Colourful China Town, Botahtaung Pagoda, Kabaaye Pagoda, Naga Glass Factory and Bogyoke Scott Market are hightlights to visit in Yangon. Among them, the holiest place of Shwedagon Pagoda is famous not only for being one of our land treasures but also as a place to meet devoted Buddhists at meditation and pray. A visit to Yangon is not complete without a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda.