Kyauktan Township, Yangon

  • Location: In Yangon
  • Population: 108 000
  • Attractions: The Kyaik Khauk Pagoda, Yele Pagoda, etc.


The journey to Yangon should not lack Kyauktan Township -a town situated in the south of the city, where contains the mysteries and wonders of the Buddhist. For a day trips, Kyauktan Township is really an ideal destination because travelers can drive from ferry terminal straight to here through Than Hlyin bridge built about a decade ago.

Under the deep soil, this land still hides mysteries from the past. Ancient monuments unearthed at Kyauktan is said to be from the late Pyu period, including Buddha statues and a number of other ancient artifacts. They are now stored in temples and monasteries in the town and become the national property characterizing cultural traditions and religion of Myanmar.

Yangon city is a gold land with many Buddhist temples. The Yele Paya Temple complex at Kyauktan is one of the most favorite destinations of Buddhist devotees as well as tourists because of its sacred and splendid beauty. From afar, it looks like a gorgeous golden palace with six pagodas built in the midstream of the Hmaw Wun Creek - a tributary of the Yagon River. Visitors have to rent wood boats of the local people as the only way to get to the pagoda. Sometimes, shoals of impressive-dimension catfish jump out of the water. Visitors feed them as a traditional mores in here.

Moreover, tourist can stop at the tombs of Nat Shin Naung and Wungyi Padaytha Raja - two famous 16th century poets on the way to Kyauktan. They are praised as the genius about ancient poetry of Myanmar. It can be said that Kyauktan Township is a land of the worth from the past

Let come and discover Kyauktan Township in own way!

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