Yangon may no longer be the capital of Myanmar, but it is still the cultural and commercial focal point of the country. For most travellers, it will be the gateway into Myanmar via the international airport.
The years of British rule are still evident throughout the city, from the beautiful colonial buildings that occupy downtown Yangon, to the many George Orwell reference.
Choose from the largest range of hotels in Myanmar to suit your needs, and trip, before heading out onto the streets to sample the countries incredible cuisine and witness first hand the genuine warmth of the people.
Learn about Myanmar’s unbelievable history at the National Museum, and of course visit the awe inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda. Built 3,000 years ago, the landmark is the most revered religious site in the country, dominating the skyline, and casting a golden spell over the city.
Shwedagon Pagoda – The most important religious site in Myanmar and a must on any itinerary
Kandawgyi Lake & Park – A large lake in downtown Yangon, home to Karaweik palace, that looks like a huge golden barge floating on Kandawgyi Lake, glittering in the sun. Also located here is Mingalarbar Balloon a tethered balloon that offers spectacular view of the surrounding area and Shwedagon Pagoda.
Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) Bogyoke Aung San Market is located in the heart of Yangon. on Bogyoke Aung San Road. The Bogyoke Aung San Market is a great place to pick up rare souvenirs from luxury items, handicrafts, foodstuffs, clothing, jewelry, fashion, and consumer goods.
War Cemetary – On the outskirts of the city, the war cemetery is where over 5,000 men have been put to rest following World War 2. A truly chastening experience.
Circle Line Train Ride – The perfect way to view the city. Taking 3 hours, see Yangon as the locals do, on the daily commute, going all the way to the outskirts of Yangon
Bogyoke Aung San Market – Formerly known as Scott’s Market, this bizarre contains over 1,000 stalls selling produce from all over Myanmar. From umbrella’s made in Pathein, to Jade bracelets made in Kachin State, there is something for everyone.
Colonial Walking Tour – Walk around downtown Yangon with an experienced guide, learning all about the history of the incredible buildings you walk past.