Here are a few attractions you should visit in Yangon.
Sule Pagoda - is one of the shrines with Buddha’s sacred hair-relic and situated at the center of the city.
Bogyoke Market - if you just take a walk for 15 minutes from Sule pagoda, you will reach the Bogyoke market where you can buy Myanmar traditional handicrafts, Jewelleries, and
some antique stuff.
Secretariat - is one of the historic landmarks where General Aung San and 6 cabinet members were assassinated. It will take around 25 minutes if you walk from downtown.
Bogyoke Museum - a colonial-era villa where General Aung San lived before the assassination. It is a bit far from downtown so I recommend taking a taxi.
Kantawgyi Garden - you can enjoy your evening with a cup of tea or having dinner at the restaurants or cafes in the garden. You can also see Karaweik, a building in the shape of
a mythical bird.
Shwedagon Pagoda - constructed 2600 years ago with Buddha’s sacred hair- relic inside. It is best to go to Shwedagon Pagoda in the early morning or late evening.
National Races Village - if you can’t go everywhere in Myanmar, you should go there and see famous landmarks of Myanmar because it has the sampling building of each region
Yangon Night Life - if you are a street food lover, you should go china town where you can see Chinese food, Myanmar food and also BBQ and grills. Or you can chill your evening
on the cruise at Yangon River. You can check our website https://green-myanmar.com/yangon-river-cruise-tour.php
Another fun fact about Myanmar is Thingyan Festival where people throw water at each other. If you are in Myanmar between April 13th and 16th, it is a festival you should never miss.
If you haven’t decided about your accommodation, let me recommend a few hotels.
- Asian Smile Hotel
- Hotel Vista
- Excel Palace Hotel
- Pleasure View Hotel
- Hotel Yankin
Between $30 - 60
- Yangon Airport Hotel
- Clover Hotel
- East Hotel
- Hotel Azure
- Panda Hotel
- Esperado Lake View Hotel
- Rose Garden
- Hotel Parami
- Reno Hotel
- The Loft Hotel
Traditional Food & Snack
If you are in Myanmar, you might want to try Myanmar Traditional food. So, let me recommend a few meals and you can find them easily in Yangon.
Mohinga - fish broth infused with other ingredients like rice powder, banana stem and lemongrass is served with rice noodles.
Nangyi Thoke - traditional noodle salad.
Tea leaf salad - pickled tea lead, fried peas or peanuts, tomatoes, cabbage, garlic are mixed well and drizzle oil on them.
Temperature in Yangon
- 25(77) - 34(94) in the hot season(mid-February to mid-May)
- 24(75) - 33(92) in the rainy season(mid-May to late October)
- 19(66) - 32(90) in winter(late October to mid-February)
There can be a little rain even in summer and winter, so don’t forget to check the weather conditions and keep an umbrella with you.
The bus is not the only option to go Yangon From Naypyitaw, Flight and Train are available if you want to travel from Naypyitaw to Yangon.
- Yangon International Airport
- Aung Mingalar High way Bus station
- Yangon Central Railway Station
Taxi fare from the airport to downtown would be around 6000MMK and 8000MMK-10000MMK from Bus Station to downtown. The railway station is in the city center. If you have already known your destination, you can simply download the GRAB app on your mobile and get a taxi. Or you can take the Yangon Airport shuttle Bus which goes around the city.
Find Yangon to Nyapyitaw Flight Schedule and Price Here
Find Yangon to Nyapyitaw Train Schedule and Price Here
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