Yangon has been the former capital of Myanmar since 1885. Nay Pyi Taw became the new capital of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in 2005 but Yangon still remains as the cultural and Economic Hub of Myanmar. As it is a commercial city, the transportation is convenient from Yangon to other cities. It is one of the reasons that Yangon always has been the first and last points for international travelers.
Yangon is one of the largest cities in Myanmar, so it will take a few days to dig deep in Yangon. In the colonial era, British Emperor had long held Yangon as a key trading post and due to this heritage, Yangon has a fascinating array of colonial-era buildings, many of which are now crumbling though. The biggest concentration of these is on the riverfront Yangon Strand Road. In addition to colonial buildings, Yangon has other attractions as well. Famous pagodas like Shwedagon Pagoda, Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda and for the shopping areas, General Aung San Market is a must-go place even if you don’t intend to buy anything. Historical and cultural museums are also located in easy places to visit.
For food and accommodations, you can choose one that suits your criteria from wide ranges of hostels, budget hotels or luxury ones. Food will be the same, too. Western Restaurants, Japanese, Chinese, Thailand, Korean or Myanmar traditional restaurants are spread around the cities. So, you can choose one near your hotel.