Visit Yangon

Vat Thai Luang, Vientiane
City Central Vientiane
Traditional Opera Performance
Vientiane Palace

Vibrant and dynamic, sweaty and steamy, grasping at the future but trapped in the past, Yangon is at the cutting edge of Burmese culture and a fascinating introduction to Myanmar. Despite being stripped of its capital-city status in 2005 (when the generals were spooked by an astrologer and decamped north to Nay Pyi Taw), Yangon remains the country's biggest city and economic hub. Now that the government’s attention is elsewhere, however, infrastructure is starting to creak.

Nonetheless, Yangon is a hive of underground intellectual debate and the gateway for most international visitors. The gleaming gold Shwedagon Paya is the centerpiece, visible from all over town. Closer to the waterfront, downtown Yangon's historic streets conceal some of the best British colonial-era architecture in the region.

"Marvel at the incredible Colonial architecture, lush green parks and beautiful lakes. Then there's the small matter of the Swdagon pagoda, described by Kipling as a beautiful winking wonder that blazed in the sun..."



01 Visit Shwedagon pagoda in the afternoon
02 Walk through the downtown of Yangon 
03 Explore most famous market in Yangon - Boyoke market
04 Take a boat to get the city view from Yangon river perspective
05 Take the city ‘circle line’ train around the Yangon
Explore the Sule Paya
07 Enjoy the traditional dances while having lunch or dinner on Karaweit
08 Sit down on one of the benches and relax at Inya Lake
09 Take a vintage bus in Strand Road
10 Explore the Myanmar Gem Museum

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