Yangon is no longer the capital of Myanmar, but the city still feels like the center of the country. This could be due to its history as the capital, or the familiar British colonial architecture that makes it stand out from the rest of the country.
The city is served by Yangon International Airport
, which is 30 minutes outside the city. Most of the hotels near Yangon are in the city center, where well-priced rooms include many budget and mid-range options. Tourists are expected to pay in US dollars, especially in finer establishments with generators that are immune to the otherwise common power outages.
The definitive site in Yangon is Shwedagon Pagoda, which crests Singuttara Hill. A pagoda in some form has stood here since the 6th century, and local legend insists the legacy goes back much farther than that.
Some of the best accommodation in Yangon can be found on the shores of Inya Lake
, the largest body of water in the city.
Shopping in the city is concentrated in Chinatown and Bogyoke Aung San Market
. Yangon is a city of very rich history and culture worth exploring.
Find out where the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Yangon are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.