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)