Noisy city--tons of honking--with dangerous pedestrian conditions but also vibrant, diverse and home to some interesting historical sites.
Yangon is good to travel for historic building and famous Shwedagaon Pagoda. It is very safe to travel alone or at night time.
Nightlife is not so many places to visit, near Mingalar Market is recommended.
most pleasant Asian city I have visited , the lack of motorbikes and tuk tuks make for much less noise and air pollution, the wide tree lined streets which are kept relatively clean are packed with interesting buildings and street vendors who are quick with a genuine smile
My two days were clearly NOT enough to explore Yangon properly. I think I'll come again - this time with my bicycle.
A developing city. Traffic congestion is high, but drivers are keeping to their lanes. Will be very interesting to Buddhists around the world.
It is a nice place that comes to life at night. If you are looking for a place that is fun to relax than this is the place for you.
More entertainment options for males than females.
Its a good starting point when arriving in the country, but you're better off spending your vacation in the more rural parts of the country.
so much beauty!
The place is different in term of practices and customs, it is necessary for tourists to know the do's and don'ts in their chosen destination.
In the city of Yangon, there are some cultural rules that should be strictly followed, especially when it comes to visiting pagodas and interacting with monks.
The traffic is nightmare. They should improve public transportation, particularly, subway, in order not to deteriorate the beautiful scenary of Yangon.
choose the month of November to visit which is after the rainy season and still quite warm. The traffic is bad so allow for some extra time when travelling around.
...use taxis as they are reasonably priced and very helpful
must bring: slipper,umbrella and translator is a historial city, with full of temple,taxi honks and crows.
women and men with sarong , most of the burma ladies apply tanaka on their face . seldom find children here, as too poor to have kids, and hardly send them to school. Without translator, hard to communicate even call a taxi, as their major language is burmese
The habit of chewing betel nut leaves and spitting all over the place, even the taxi drivers are disgusting.
If you are thinking about holiday, Yangon is not a good idea, but if you are backpackers or motorcycle riders, exploring Myanmar is a must.
I say again is the most dirtier place i come by in the whole of asian country,all is slum area even in the city,very bad impression for tourism.
. Gov need to do more for tourism to come again,but not for me i will not come back.. thank you...
still not developed, and are under strict government control. taxi fare should be negotiated, and all shoops close at 10 pm.
Nothing to do at night. I went there for business. I think lots of business opportunities are there.
Yangoon is a busy town with unique culture. There are unique food, language, and traditional dress. You can find a man wearing traditional outfit with working shirt and slipper everywhere and it does look really beautiful and amazing.
Budget your time wisely. Traffic is Yangon is worst seen. Out of 8 hours of tour 4 spent in traffic.
traffic is pretty during rush hour and certain main access road, transportation and traffic rules could have been better, be careful align from vehicle as you would be getting off on the main road.
Tourist taxis could be rented by the hour or days. Thiis is cheaper and the airport transfer may come as free.
Expect the unexpected. Explore the markets, try the local food. People are typically friendly in Burma and i feel rather safe walking around.
Best to explore the city on foot as you get to see many different things. Traffic is bad around downtown so do not waste your time stuck in the jam. Walking is not that bad.
When I first visit Yangon on this 04Jul 2015, I was just surprised to see this beautiful city. Nice clean & Green city, paved path, structured roads, friendly people, very safe, family friendly city.
I will promote this city in our country.
I came to Yangon without any expectation. So I did not get disappointed. After seeing the pagodas, they make me wanting to come again.
So I am coming again in Oct 2015. Don't compare the food here with Bangkok. Oh, I found out a good Thai restaurant named Cafe 365. It was really good!
Negotiation on cab fare is required whenever you hop on to the cab. The locals are friendly and approachable.
They do smile back when you smile at them.
Yangon has almost all the infrastructure for receiving crowds of tourists. The people are generally nice and friendly.
The city is clean and tidy if compared with other countries in the region. There are not so many motorbikes in the urban area and the traffic condition is not too bad. We can hardly find any beggar and street-sleeper in the city. It is a beautiful and attractive place for tourism.
People are friendly & polite, however will still recommend you to get a tourguide or friend to walk around the city, as there are so many story for the developing country!
Yangon is an old city under transformation. Many colonial buildings badly need touching up to exhibit its old glory.
Buddhist worship places are plentiful throughout the city. Christian churches and Muslim mosques are usually found in the down town areas. The roads badly need expansion to accommodate the influx of vehicles.
I have been visiting Myanmar for over 30 years. In that time I have seen many changes. Yangon itself hasn't changed much, but with new interest in the place there is foreign money and new buildings and renovations happening.
I hope that changes will reflect the diversity and uniqueness of the city and the street scene of eateries and tea shops will be allowed to continue and not get pushed away out of sight.
Yangon offers a couple of attractions. The most amazing one is Shwedagon Pagoda. It is just breathtaking and requires a sufficient time to just go there and chill, watch people and enjoy being there.
Yangon is an interesting city with a lot of variety in terms of the types of people you will meet. If you are interested in five star travel with a lot of tourist attractions to see, you may be disappointed.
Shwedagon was beautiful and fascinating, but full of tourists. If you enjoy touring through markets and side streets and enjoying the local culture, you will not be disappointed. Taking a walking tour or just wandering through is definitely worth the time. If you are headed to Myanmar, at least take a day to experience the city.
Poor infrastructure with too much cars causes a terrible traffic jam, like, Jakarta and Bangkok used to be.
The cost of living and donig business for foreigners is very expensive even with poor infrastructure. The labor cost is getting higher and after joining ASEAN free trade in a few years time, I'm wondering if Yangon can attract the foreign investment or not.
Yangon supposed to be most develop city with MYANMAR. But the road infrastructure and transport system is way backwards with massive jams on most road l travelled.
Taxi charges have no flat fare system and are crazily high. Foreign food outlet is rarely seen and is very expensive compared to similar countries like INDONESIA and THAILAND.