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Experience Yangon At Sule Shangri-La, Yangon

Experience Yangon At Sule Shangri-La, Yangon

Yangon, 3 April 2017 - Sule Shangri-La, Yangon invites curious travellers to a path less trodden _ Yangon, Myanmar, said to be the "last frontier' of Southeast Asia. The hotel's Yangon Cultural Experience Room package allows travellers to explore new experiences and discover a country that is just opening its treasures to the world.

 
More than its landscape that is littered with gilded pagodas and other breath-taking sceneries, Myanmar's charm lies in its fascinating history and traditions - everywhere one will encounter men wearing skirt-like longyi, betel-chewing elderly and the smiling faces of women adorned with thanaka (a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark).
 
Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is Myanmar's largest city, home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics dating back to the 6th century. Yangon remains to be Myanmar's most important commercial and intellectual hub, where most tourists will begin and end their journey.
 
Yangon's appeal lies in the small pleasures - poking about in a small-town market, walking in its shady parks scattered with verdant tropical trees, taking in the fascinating mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and pagodas that define its skyline. Yangon is a city that balances tradition, culture and modernity.
 
The country has a deep culture of hospitality and openness - most people who visit are struck by the locals' warm and welcoming nature. Mingalabar is a word of welcome and a wish for good fortune. This single word signifies the inherent nature of the people of Myanmar, offering warm hospitality and always wishing others well, both strangers and friends alike.
 
At the heart of it all is Sule Shangri-La Yangon. The 479-room hotel, strategically positioned overlooking the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, has been a major fixture in the city's central business district since it first opened as Traders hotel in 1996. Nearly two decades on, the hotel continues to be Yangon's oasis in the heart of the city, a popular gathering and networking spot for business people and hotel guests.
 
Travelers who are drawn to explore Yangon can enjoy the extra delightful value of staying at Sule Shangri-La, Yangon with the Yangon Cultural Experience room package. Available from 1 April to 31 December 2017, it includes daily breakfast buffet at Cafe' Sule, complimentary Internet access and use of the Health Club and swimming pool. 
 
To experience the sights and sounds of Yangon, the room package also includes a sightseeing tour (half-day for guests staying two nights and full-day for guests staying three nights) of some the city's most loved attractions:
 
Shwedagon Pagoda - All eyes must eventually rest on Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist pagoda in all of Myanmar. Locked on a hillock, the beautiful pagoda overlooks the city. Legend has it that the pagoda was built 2,500 years ago and the present structure was erected in the 15th century. The stupa is about 100 metres high and its architectural elegance has a following amongst architects the world over. It is covered in gold leaf and valuable gems are believed to be encrust its spire. The bells within the umbrella at the top chime in the wind and punctuate the tranquil setting.
 
Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) - A major bazaar located in the Pabedan Township of downtown Yangon. Known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market has more than 2,000 shops and has the largest selection of Myanmar handicrafts and souvenirs - from lacquerware and Shan shoulder bags to puppets and jewellery. 
 
Chaut-Htat-Gyi Pagoda - This 70-metre-long reclining Buddha on Shwe Gon Dine Road is one of the largest Buddha images in Myanmar. Lying horizontally on a giant platform, the Buddha is 30 metres tall and crowned with diamonds and precious stones, making an encounter with the Chaukhtatgyi Buddha quite and awe-inspiring experience. it is a good place to learn the 108 significant symbols of Buddha's footprints. 
 
The Sule Pagoda - Situated in the heart of downtown Yangon, it is at the centre of a historical cul-de-sac that comprises the Maha Bandoola Park, the Independence Monument, Town Hall and Supreme Court. The Sule Pagoda is said to have been built over 2,000 years ago and enshrines a hair of the Buddha. This golden pagoda is unusual for its octagonal shape continuing right up to the bell and inverted bowl. It stands 50 metres (152 feet) and is located at what is considered the centre of Yangon. 
 
Independence Monument - An obelisk installed in commemoration of Burmese independence from the British in 1948. Located at the centre of the Maha Bandoola Park or Maha Bandoola Garden, this public park is bounded by Maha Bandoola Garden Street in the east, Sule Pagoda Road in the west, Konthe Road in the south and Maha Bandoola Road in the north. It is surrounded by some of the important buildings in the area, such as the Sule Pagoda, the Yangon City Hall and the High Court.
 
A minimum of two (2) consecutive nights is required to book the Yangon Cultural Experience room package. Other terms and conditions apply. For room reservations and enquiries, guests may call Sule Shangri-La, Yangon on (951) 242828 or send an email to reservations.ssyn@shangri-la.com.
 
For exclusive hotel offers and updates, guests may follow Sule Shangri-La, Yangon on Facebook /SuleShangriLaYangon and on Twitter and Instagram (@suleshangrila). Alternatively, they may log on to the website at www.shangri-la.com/yangon/suleshangrila/.
 
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji,France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.
 

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