Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda is the highlight of any visit to Yangon.

This 326 feet tall gilded stupa dominates the city from its location on Singuttara Hill, to the west of Kandawgyi Lake.

Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa. These relics include the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa, and eight strands of hair from the head of Gautama.

It's a great place to people watch here and is one of the best locations in the country for photography.