YANGON

OVERVIEW

Yangon is an attractive city, though it is not the capital of Myanmar anymore, it still plays the most important role in tourism development as the hub of all incoming flights and the heart of ancient culture and longest traditions, as well as a center of new development. The city is also appreciated for independent spirit, young talents, and consecutive efforts toward a more civilized society. On the growth, tourists to Yangon is booming recently by its thousand-year-old golden pagodas, ancient temples and churches of various religions, charming old houses and hotels since 19th centuries. The new government also pays attention to create simple but astonishing tours, that captivate tourist’s interest in Yangon, including new deluxe night buses to connect the city with Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and so on, to save costs and time for flights, or train tour with exciting ambience of daily life.

Good restaurants with diversified cuisines and sparkling night clubs, bars are opened with great hospitality and good security within traditional modest styles of Myanmar. Yangon is indeed making tourists feel at home and have many selections for their tours, hence a remarkable number of visitors have planned to come back to catch up with new, speedy but enjoyable changes of a fresh country from this city.

FOOD & DRINK

With more than 135 ethnic groups and borders shared with Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, and Thailand, it’s safe to say that the cuisine of Myanmar is diverse and eclectic. Roughly speaking, most Myanmar dishes are somewhere between Thai salads, Indian curries, and Chinese soups. In downtown Yangon, “street food” takes on a whole other meaning, as makeshift restaurants spill from sidewalks onto the roads.

TRAVEL GUIDE

Yangon is a lively, bustling city with magnificent pagodas, churches, wide boulevards, narrow streets, old colonial buildings and spacious parks. Originally founded in the eleventh century as a fishing village, Yangon is now the largest city in Myanmar with four million inhabitants as well as the industrial center of the country. The city development has undergone colorful influences of Asian and European cultures, both through dealers and resident minorities such as Chinese, Indians or Thai who have enriched the culture and the culinary delights of Yangon.

 

ACTIVITIES

Visits to 2,600-year-old Shweddagon pagoda for a half day, especially upon the sunrise and sunset; learning about different kinds of pearls at the Gem Museum; shopping at Scott Market and attending a mass at a Catholic church

Religious tour

Great place for meditation, religious tour, photo tours and theme tours.

Culture visits

Departure for at least two-week tour to the country center, including Bagan, Salay, Mandalay, Inle Lake on the 1st visit, by riverway, airway or landway using first-class bus.

Natural Sites

Departure to visit Kayin States and Mon States in the Southeast on the 2st visit or to take short flights to mysterious Mrak-ou, Ngapali beach or another beach in the West. 

Overland

Land transfer to the Southeast to Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock), Hpa-an, Mawlamine, or to the North by air for long trekking in Kachin state.

RECOMMENDED TOURS

Style: TOP SELLING TOURS

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

Description: Benefit from different types of experience in only one trip through Myanmar - from visits to prominent religious sites to romantic boating on Inle Lake. Explore Yangon’s historic colonial …

Style: TOP SELLING TOURS

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Description: Discover the top must-see destinations of Myanmar - explore cities of Yangon and Bagan, the two capitals in their glorious settings. Explore Yangon’s historic colonial buildings and glitte…

Style: DAY TRIPS

Duration: 1 days

Description: As Myanmar's commercial and artistic hub, it's Yangon that most reflects the changes that have occurred since the country reopened to the world. There's a rash of new restaurants, bars and…

Style: CITY BREAKS

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Description: Yangon was the capital of the Yangon Region of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Yangon served as the capital of Myanmar until 2006, when the military government relocated the capital to the purpose-built…