Yangon, a capital of the country before

Yangon (Rangoon),  is the largest and commercial city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). It's Yangon that most reflects the changes that have occurred since the country reopened to the world.  While Naypyitaw is the official capital, Yangon has the attractions and nightlife to keep you entertained. There's a rash of new restaurants, bars, shops, and building sites everywhere.

A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline. It is home to one of the ancient wonders of the world, Shwedagon Paya, a huge, shimmering pagoda complex, draws thousands of pilgrims annually. The city's other notable religious sites include the Botataung and Sule pagodas, both housing Buddhist relics. Yangon is still home to many other faiths, and strolling about you will see Hindu and Chinese temples, Islamic mosques, Anglican cathedrals and various Christian churches.

How to get there:  As Yangon is the main commercial city; there are rail station, country’s main airport, International sea port. We can reach Yangon by train, by flight, by road and by river.

Things to do:  Circular train ride, Full day sightseeing tour, Visiting community and local market, Visiting to Thanlyin, Walking tour

Lifestyle & people:  As Yangon is country’s main commercial city and its property market is the most expensive in the country. Sitting at the ubiquitous tea-shops is the most popular among the men of all ages and they would love watching European football matches while their free time. Most girls and women use to visit shopping malls and parks on weekends.

Foods:  Easy to find restaurant and available Burmese foods, Thai foods, Chinese foods, Indian foods, Japanese foods, French and other. Local foods can be seen on the road side.

Festival: Pagoda festivals and seasonable fesitvals (see more)

Souvenir to buy: There are many souvenir shops in the city area and Bogyoke market is popular place to by souvenir as many shops are located at the same place.

Climate:   Tropical Monsoon climate

Region Size:      10,170 sq km / 3,927 sq miles

Population:  7.3 million (2014)

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Best Season:October, November, December, Janurary, Februray, March, May
Popular Location: Shwedagon Paya, Sule paya, Kandawgyi Lake, National Museum, Bogyoke Aung San market,

Tours & Activities in Yangon and around

Explore Yangon during your holiday
Burma Culture Holiday

    Burma’s Cultural Holiday

    14 Days

    Visit Mandalay and the former Royal capitals | Explore the ancient temples of Bagan | Meet Kayan ‘long-necked’ women in Loikaw | Discover the stunning scenery of Inle Lake | Experience the splendor of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon    …

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    Myanmar Upper Land

      Visiting Throughout Burma

      18 Days

      Enjoy this private tour of 18 days trip throughout the country if you have long holiday and intend to visit Myanmar. This tour will take you all most highlight destinations in Myanmar and learn Myanmar culture and history.   Departure…

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      Culture & Beach in Myanmar

        Culture & Coast in Myanmar

        14 Days

        This is the perfect holiday for first-time visitors to Myanmar who want to experience the Golden Land’s authentic culture and the idyllic coastline of Ngapali Beach. Interactions with local people throughout make this tour one of the most immersive offers…

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          Exploring throughout Myanmar

          12 Days

          This 12 days Group Sharing Tour is recommended for travelers who want to travel with other people. Travelers can save the budget as we arrange by bus for intercity transfer of the tour. This tour will cover Mandalay, Pyin Oo…

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