One of the most wonderfully culture rich cities in Myanmar has to be the country’s former capital, Yangon.
Yangon is busy, bustling, interesting and packed full with mesmerizing sights and activities to entice all of your senses making this incredible city the perfect introduction to Myanmar.
With everything from delicious cuisine, friendly locals, history, nature and beautiful sights, Yangon has something to offer everyone and it’s easily worth spending a couple of days or more soaking up its magnificent atmosphere.
There is no better way to explore Yangon than by foot. Get stuck in, let your senses run wild and really experience the city’s fascinating fusion of rich culture and intriguing history.
With that in mind, here’s a collection of all our favorite, magical experiences you absolutely must enjoy during your once in a lifetime visit to Yangon.
Myanmar is famous for many things. Burmese sunsets are right up at the top of that list. A visit to Yangon’s most sacred site at sunset promises visitors the most breath-taking sunset opportunity.
Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the most sacred temples in the world. You don’t even have to visit at sunset to appreciate the spectacular 90-metre-high pagoda encrusted with over 5,000 sparkling diamonds and roughly 2,000 rubies. But trust us, visiting the pagoda at sunset guarantees a once in a life time experience.
Watch the pagoda against a beautiful backdrop of surrounding statues, bells and mosaic laden temples glimmer in a truly out of this world medley of colours whilst the orange sun sets in pinks and purples on an evening you will never forget.
A visit to a Myanmar teahouse is the ultimate way to immerse yourself straight into unique Burmese life. Hang out with locals, sip on the country’s finest teas and feast on freshly prepared local food. Sit back on a tiny chair and table with a local newspaper, catch up with old friends, play games and drink and eat until your heart’s content.
This is where it all happens. Teahouses are by far the best spot in the city to watch the world go by and you won’t be short of choices. There’s a teahouse on almost every corner.
Bursting onto the South East Asia travel scene over the past few years is the stunning city of Yangon.
Nestled on the bustling banks of the Yangon River and boasting a charming colonial Downtown, and infinite opportunities for new experience, Yangon has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in culture at the unmissable Shwedagon Pagoda and marvel at the fascinating Kyauk taw Gyi. Take a break and enjoy a relaxing afternoon cooling down at the breath taking Kandawgyi Lake. …..Read More on Blog