Yangon Travel Guide – Top Things to do in Yangon


Last Updated on: Mar 30, 2019 

In this article, we have written about the best things to do in Yangon along with the major attractions in Yangon, how to move around and some other tips. Hope this Yangon Travel Guide helps you in planning your trip to Yangon and Myanmar.

The first thing that we noticed when we arrived at Yangon is that it is considerably busier than other cities of Myanmar like Bagan or Mandalay. And Yangon is very similar to Kolkata. The buildings, the riversides everything looked and felt so similar, we could not but fall in love with this city.

If you are visiting Myanmar, then Yangon will definitely be one of the stops in your itinerary. Many tourists keep Yangon as a transit city while heading out to other cities of Myanmar. But Yangon definitely deserves more than a stop. There are quite of lot of things to do in Yangon and a number of interesting sights. It is the most populated city of Myanmar. So you will see the Burmese culture and people quite closely.

For more Myanmar tips and advice read more about our 2 weeks in Myanmar here and check out our Bagan tips and guide here!

View of Sule Pagoda at Yangon Downtown _ Yangon Travel Guide

History of Yangon

During the early eleventh century, Yangon was a small fishing village around the Shwedagon Pagoda under the Mon kingdom and was called Dagon. King Alaungpaya conquered Dagon in 1775 and renamed it as Yangon. During the first Anglo-Burmese War of 1824-26, the British had captured Yangon. But Yangon was returned back to the Burmese after the war.

After the second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852, the British seized Yangon and also Lower Burma. They established Yangon as the commercial and political centre of British Burma. No wonder that Yangon resembles so much to Calcutta, the city where the British had established their capital in India.

This buildong at Yangon bears the mark of shelling during the World War 2

After World War I, Yangon became the centre of the Burmese independent movement. Yangon was captured by the Japanese force during World War II and the city suffered heavy damage during that period. There was, in fact, an old and dilapidated building still standing that had marks of shelling on its walls. Yangon was retaken by the Allies in 1945 after the end of the war. The name Rangoon that is so common to us, was perhaps a mispronunciation on the part of the British.

Burma gained independence from the British rule on January 4, 1948 and Yangon became the capital of Union of Burma. Finally in 2005, the political capital of Myanmar was shifted from Yangon to Naypyidaw.

Yangon Travel Guide – Things you need to know

Where is Yangon?

This Burmese cosmopolitan city is located at lower Burma at the confluence of River Yangon and River Bago. The city is a concoction of beautiful pagodas, British colonial architecture, street food and lovely Burmese people.

16 metres Buddha statue at Nga Gyi Pagoda

How to get to Yangon?

The most conventional way to reach Yangon is to fly in to Yangon International Airport for most travellers from abroad. Yangon can be reached from other cities of Myanmar by bus and train services as well. The bus service at Myanmar is really top notch and we recommend getting a night bus to Yangon if you are visiting from any other city.

If you are travelling from India, then you can travel to Myanmar by road as well. You can cross the border from Moreh in Manipur and travel all the way to Mandalay. Read about our experience about the road journey from Moreh to Mandalay.

How do you get around Yangon?

The easiest way to get around Yangon is by taking a cab. Taxis and cabs are available easily and most of the cab drivers speak some English. You can also take an auto rickshaw and tuktuk for moving around. But make sure you bargain about the price.

You can also take buses, but they are a bit of a challenge as all the displays are in Burmese.

Trishaws are used by the locals to move around at Yangon

Top Things to do in Yangon

There are a number of fascinating things to do in Yangon that can fill up your stay. We stayed for 3 days in Yangon and explored the city to our best. We had wanted to visit the Rangoon War Cemetery, but could not do so because of time and some error in planning on our part. Here is a list of places to see when you visit Yangon.

Take a visit to the crown of Myanmar, Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the largest pagodas and the most famous attractions in the city. Said to be almost 2500 years old, this bell-shaped glittery golden pagoda was constructed on the highest hill of Yangon, Singuttara Hill. The pagoda is perhaps the most flamboyant sight in the city with gold plated dome and the stupa contains as many as 7000 diamonds, rubies, topaz and other gems! Little wonder that the Shwedagon Pagoda is known as the crown of Myanmar. You would at least need 3 to 4 hours to explore this wonderful place, also considered to be the most sacred Buddhist site in Myanmar.

Sunset is the best time to be at the Shwedagon pagoda when the rays of the setting sun on the golden stupa gives it an ethereal glow. You can stay until darkness when the pagoda lights up and looks like a golden structure shining in the dark.

The front view of Shwedagon Pagoda - One of the best attractions of Yangon

If you are visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda in the day, we would recommend to carry an umbrella or cap. The blazing sun on the golden stupa often dazzles the eyes.

Opening time of the Shwedagon Pagoda : 4 AM to 8 PM

Entry fees for Shwedagon Pagoda: 10000 MMK or USD 8. The ticket gives you access for the entire day. So you can visit the pagoda as many times you want during the day.

Kandawagyi Lake

Also known as the Royal Lake, the Kandawagyi Lake is like a serene paradise located near the Shwedagon Pagoda. It was built by the British to act as reservoir. Presently, it is one of the major attractions in Yangon and is like an oasis away from the busy downtown. There is a boardwalk surrounded by shady trees. The best time to visit the Lake is during the evening when the reflection of the Shwedagon Pagoda falls on the Lake.

On the eastern side of the lake is the Karaweik Palace that looks like a royal boat or barge. This is the place in Yangon where you can watch a cultural show or traditional dance. Inside the Karaweil Palace, you can enjoy an extensive buffet of Burmese and Chinese food.

Entrance fee to the Karaweik Hall is 300 Kyat. Price of the buffet is around US$ 20 per person.

Karaweik Palace at Kandawagyi Lake - it is one of the top things to do in Yangon

Marvel at the reclining Buddha Statute at Chauk That Gyi Pagoda

The Chauk That Gyi Pagoda is known for its 65 metres reclining statue of Buddha. We were pretty excited to visit the pagoda. But once we reached there, we were in for a shock. The pagoda was under repairs and the whole statue was covered with bamboo installations for repair work. We were so disappointed! Nevertheless, we enjoyed our visit there and even with all the repair work, the place is one of my favourites in Yangon.

Entry Fees: Free

Chauk That Gyi Pagoda at Yangon - Hidden destinations in Yangon
This is how we saw it
Chauk That Gyi Pagoda_Things to do in Yangon
This is how it is…

Nga Gyi Pagoda

So after a sight of the huge reclining Buddha statue, it was our turn to see the imposing Buddha statue at Nga Gyi Pagoda. This pagoda is located just a few metres across the street from Chauk That Gyi Pagoda. A flight of stairs lead to the temple gate and once we entered we were simply awestruck looking at the Buddha statue.

The Buddha is seated on a pedestal against an ornately carved wooden backdrop. The whole statue along with the pedestal is 14 metres (45 feet) high, white in colour with golden robe on it. we actually did not expect such grand things to see in Yangon. May be because, people do not talk much about this pagoda and also Chauk That Gyi Pagoda. We had not known much about these places from before and were pleasantly surprised seeing them.

There are no entrance fees to this pagoda as well.

Nga Gyi Pagoda is one of the best things to do at Yangon

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Situated just in the heart of Yangon, Bogyoke Aung San Market is the most popular market in Yangon. The market was inaugurated in 1926 and was known as Scott Market then. There are almost 2000 shops here selling anything and everything. Clothes, jewellery, handicrafts and souvenirs, lacquerware, bags and puppets – we were dazzled to see the variety of things. Even if you do not want to buy anything, you can easily spend half a day just roaming around the market.

Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed on gazette holidays.

Go for marketing at Bogyoke Aung San Market at Yangon _ Things to do in Yangon

Visit the 44 metres high golden Sule Pagoda

The Sule Pagoda is located in the centre of Yangon. I am not quite sure whether it is in the centre of the city or not, but the pagoda definitely stands with all its glory right at the middle of Yangon Downtown. The Sule pagoda is named after Sularata, the Sule Nat (spirit) who lived at the spot where the pagoda now stands. Even if you do not enter the pagoda, it is a beautiful place to look at from a distance.

Opening time of Sule Pagoda: 4 AM to 10 PM

Entry fees of Sule Pagoda: 3000 MMK or USD 2

Night view of the Sule Pagoda in Yangon

Explore Yangon Downtown

If you are in Yangon, you will have to explore Yangon Downtown. It is the most happening area of Yangon with a mix of British colonial architecture, interesting buildings, markets and the Sule Pagoda just at the heart of all the affairs. And the best way to explore downtown is by foot. We had actually stayed at a hostel in downtown, so we spent a lot of time exploring the place on foot.

Places to visit in Yangon

The Sule Pagoda is located at the crossroads of Sule Pagoda Road and Mahabandoola Road. The Mahabandoola Garden is located just across the Sule Pagoda and both these locations act as good reference points at downtown. The City Hall just across the Mahabandoola Park is a beautiful building having both colonial and oriental design elements. What caught our eyes here is the presence of a mosque and a church just opposite the Sule Pagoda. There is also a synagogue and a beautiful cathedral here that we visited. We also found a Durga Bari here and actually present there during the Ashtami of Durga Puja.

The CEntral Hall in front of Mahabandoola Park in Yangon _ Yangon Travel Guide

The downtown area also has the maximum colonial architectures like the High Court, Secretariat, Telegraph Office and also the Yangon Railway Station. If you are fond of art, then you should take a visit to the Pansodan Gallery that somehow remains hidden amidst all the huge buildings. It has some amazing art collections.        

Visit the Botataung Pagoda

Another beautiful and very golden pagoda located near the waterfront is the Botataung Pagoda. This is another pagoda in Yangon where the hair relic of Lord Buddha is kept (the other one being the Shwedagon pagoda). This pagoda was completely destroyed during World War II and was later rebuilt.

You can visit Botataung Pagoda and then head over to Botataung harbor and Jetty to view the amazing sunset.

Watch the sunset from the Botataung Harbour (Riverfront) or enjoy an evening Cruise at Yangon River

The Botataung Harbour near Yangon downtown is a busy place always filled with people. The best tine to visit the harbour is just before sunset. You can actually see the local people in their work. The sunset view from the Botataung Harbour is simply awesome. We actually sat there for hours tired and exhausted after exploring the town. The sunset simply made us forget all our exhaustion.

If you want, you can take a sunset cruise on the Yangon river from the Bohtataung Jetty. The cruise is usually for 2 hours and includes welcome drink and snacks. It costs around USD 55.

Yangon cruise ride during the sunset is one of the best things to do at Yangon, Myanmar

Take a stroll along the Inya Lake

Inya Lake, too was built by the British as a water reservoir. Now the area is the home of Yangon’s elite. It is a beautiful and serene place with a number of restaurants and eateries. Aung San Su Kyi spent 15 years under house arrest in her lakeside home in this area.

Inya lake is about 10 km from Yangon downtown.

Sitting by the Inya Lake at Yangon _ Yangon travel Guide

Take a ride in the Yangon Circular Train

Taking the Yangon circular train can be a unique experience. The slow train takes around 3 hours to take you around the city and will take you around the surrounding villages, countryside and markets. Here you can actually view the real Burmese life. If you have not had any train journey in your trip, we would recommend you to take a ride in the Yangon Circular Train. Circular railway tickets cost USD 1 and you will need your passport. Trains leave roughly every hour between 6am and 2pm.

See what the Burmese buys at the Wet Market at 17th Street

If you really want to see the Burmese food market, then you should take a walk along the 17th Street Wet Market. The area is bustling with activity during the morning time with people buying and selling vegetables and other eatables. Fishes, chickens, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, crayfish, frogs, octopuses, snakes, snails, meat and what not – everything were displayed and sold at this market. Yes, these are the staple diet of the Burmese!

Fishes at the 17th Street Wet Market at Yangon Downtown _ Places to visit in Yangon

Do wear comfortable clothes and shoes while visiting the Wet Market. The place tends is quite hot during the daytime and tends to get muddy.

Visit the beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral

St Mary’s Cathedral is the largest Catholic cathedral in Yangon. It is an impressive structure made of red bricks and two spires towering the sky. The interior is even more impressive with beautiful stained glass. During the World War II, when bombs were dropped at Rangoon, the church was saved, but the nearby explosions broke its glass windows. The Cyclone Nargin in 2008 also did the same damage to the cathedral.

Opening Hours: 8 AM – 12 PM and 2 PM – 5 PM

Interior of St. Mary's Cathedral at Yangon _ Yangon Travel Guide
The glass panes at Interior of the St Mary's Cathedral in Yangon

Discovering the Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is the only Jewish place of worship in Yangon. Just like Kolkata, Yangon too once had a thriving Jewish community and the synagogue was once the focal point of the influential Jewish community with around 3000 Jewish people inhabiting Yangon. After World War II, the Jewish population started dwindling when most of them left for Baghdad. Now there are nearly 20 Jewish people left in Yangon. We met Ms. Samuels at the synagogue who is the 4th generation Jewish in charge of the synagogue. She was really a darling and answered all my questions and queries about the synagogue patiently.

Initially there was only a wooden structure from 1854 as a hall of worship. Later between 1893-96, the Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue was built. It is said that this is the only synagogue in the world that used to have 126 Torah Scroll. But as the families left the country, they took their own Torah with them and now only 2 remains. These Torahs are more than 100 years old.

Synagogue at Yangon_Things to do in Yangon

The interior is extremely beautiful containing a bimah (platform for the reading table of Torah) in the centre of the hall and a balcony upstairs. The synagogue reminded me of the Magen David Synagogue back in Kolkata. How I keep iterating how Yangon is so similar to Kolkata!

The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is located in 26th street in the downtown area.

The Tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar

Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal Emperor of India. When the British took over India, he was deported to Rangoon. Bahadur Shah spent his last days there and believed to have been buried there after he breathed his last. Being Indian, we had wanted to visit the mausoleum of Bahadur Shah Zafar and took some time to visit there.

The tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last emperor of India

Yangon Itinerary – what we did

We actually had three days in Yangon and we enjoyed Yangon to the fullest. 3 days are enough to see around Yangon. If you have more time, you can travel to places near the city like the Golden Rock Pagoda and Bago.

Day 1:

We had arrived at Yangon from Bagan by train and reached there by 11:30 AM. After we checked in to our hostel, we went for a Free Yangon Heritage Walking Tour in the afternoon.  We explored the downtown area and saw the colonial buildings and other important buildings around the area.  At night we explored downtown by foot.

Places to visit at Yangon downtown

Day 2:

The next day we visited the Shwedagon pagoda, Kandawagyi Lake, Chauk That Gyi Pagoda, Nga Gyi Pagoda, Inya Lake, Bogyoke Market and Botataung Pagoda. In the evening, we watched the sunset from the Riverfront (Botataung Jetty). In the evening, we went to attend the 125-year-old Durga Puja at Yangon.

Enjoying Durga Puja at Durga Bari at Yangon

Day 3:

We walked around and explored the Downtown area. We visited the synagogue, markets, cathedrals, Chinatown around the area. In the evening we had our bus to Inle Lake. If you are staying for the day, you can take a circular train ride or visit the Rangoon War Cemetery.

Where to stay at Yangon?

We stayed at Lil Yangon Hostel at Downtown Yangon. For hotels and hostels you can check here.

Where do I eat at Yangon?

The Burmese cuisine is diverse and influenced by India, China and Thailand. The favours and cuisine are just as adventurous. Mohinga, a type of rice noodles served in a fish based broth is their national food and is available everywhere. The Burmese love their tea. You will find tea joints at every corners of road. The tea leaf salad is another dish that they serve with their food.

Good at Yangon

There are a plenty of restaurants at Yangon where you can have your choice of food. We usually had our lunch from street restaurants. We mostly asked for rice and chicken/pork platter and used to get a number of dishes together. Food is also quite cheap. A lunch platter usually cost us 2000 MMK or INR 100 per head.

Yangon is a lovely city with a blend of the past and present. While the Burmese are quite helpful that with the new regime, things will be better in future, they are also hopeful of tourism at Myanmar. So if you are planning a trip to Myanmar, support the local people while you enjoy the diversity of the place and their culture. In the meanwhile, you can pin the post for a later read!

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  1. Stuti Shrimali

    That is a lovely post and a detailed itinerary. I love the pictures as well. I just want to know the veg options there, is the veg food easily available is Yangon?

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Stuti. Finding veg options in Myanmar is a bit difficult. You will find veg food at proper restaurants. But I would not recommend you to try street food at Yangon if you are not fond of non-veg! 🙂

  2. Soumya Gayatri

    I loved your post and the photographs. Wonderful shots, all of them! I visited Yangon a year ago and loved it too. And I felt exactly the same thing that you felt on landing there – the similarity with Kolkata. Obviously the British connection. Felt so much at home. This is a very well-done itinerary and you have covered all major points of interest. My favorite in Yangon was the ride on the circular train. That, for me, was a brilliant opportunity to feel the pulse of the nation.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you, Soumya! Yes, the circular train was such a great thing to do.We absolutely loved every part of Yangon.

  3. Bianca

    Such a beautiful city. Sadly I still havent been to Yangon but dying to revisit Asia again later this year or early next year. Will definitely coming back to your itinerary. Pinned it for now.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you, Bianca.

  4. paula

    Wow! This is definitely a place I want to visit someday. I love all that history and culture that I actually have a very little knowledge about. I would love to wonder around and learn more. Also the foods look very tasty.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you, Paula. The food looks tasty no doubt, but I would definitely recommend being a bit careful before having the street food. Myanmar Street food requires strong stomach! 🙂

  5. Leah

    Yangon looks like such a beautiful place to visit! I didn’t know much about it, but your post makes me want to visit soon! St. Mary’s Cathedral really caught my attention. We love visiting cathedrals, and this one looks so unique on the inside.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you, Leah! We were really bowled out seeing St. Mary’s Cathedral. We went there twice, I am sure you will love the place.

  6. Jane Dempster-Smith

    Your article brought back many memories of our visit to Yangon back in 2013. We loved wandering around the Bogyoke Aung San Market. The Circular Train was the highlight – 3 hours for USD1 and such a photographers delight. Visiting the Pagodas was another highlight and of course, I must mention the food especially down in 19th Street.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Bogyoke Market was also our favourite. And so was the circular train. Yangon is really a beauty!

  7. Raghav

    What a wonderfully detailed post covering every aspect of Myanmar, from its history to food and getting around the country. I’m quite excited about the food since you said that the neighboring countries influence it. Street food is always a great way to immerse into the culture, and I’m the same when it comes to the afternoon meal, eat while on the move and from street stalls. Both Myanmar and Vietnam are quite high on my travel plans, so this is very helpful. Thanks.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you, Raghav! Myanmar was truly wonderful.

  8. Abhinav Singh

    Myanmar has caught my fancy ever since I crossed the border via Manipur in India. I am surely tempted to explore for of the beautiful country. Yangon is definitely on my wishlist. The Sule Pagoda looks beautiful! I had no idea that Bahadur Shah Zafar has a tomb here. That is quite interesting as we grew up reading on him. I am going to use this fab guide when I plan my travel to Myanmar.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thanks, Abhinav! Myanmar is truly beautiful.
      Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled to Myanmar just as the last king of Myanmar King Thibaw was exiled to India. King Thibaw’s Palace was near Ratnagiri.

  9. Anda

    I had some good friends who were from Yangon. They were often talking about their city, so I always wanted to go visit it. After reading your guide, I even more sure I’ll have to go. I’d love to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda the huge reclining Buddha statue. Spectacular!

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Anda. Yangon is a lovely place.

  10. Clarice

    This is perfect. I am off to Yangon in 2 months and would love to learn more about the place before flying in. Thank you so much for sharing this travel guide.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Oh, thats great Clarice. I am sure you will love Yangon and Myanmar. Have a great trip.

  11. Annie

    Never been to Myanmar but I have always been intrigued about its history and beauty. Your post is so thorough that I will reference it again when we make our trip. Your pictures are magnificent

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Annie. Myanmar is such a beautiful place. We feel like going back there again.

  12. Kelly

    This is a fantastic extremely detailed itinerary! I love the architecture and the churches. So much history!

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you, Kelly. Glad that you liked the post.

  13. Archana Singh

    What a beautifully written post and it is so detailed. Yangon has always fascinated me and I so badly want to visit it. Thanks for sharing not only the beautiful sights and itineraries but also the historic relevance of the place.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you, Archana. Myanmar is truly a wonderful place.

  14. Jayashree Sengupta

    I totally agree with you about the similarities of the synagogues. I have been to Magen David and the Rabbi pedestal is so similar. I love your blog especially because of the pictures. They literally give one a virtual visit; the words add the magic to it. In fact the red building is also similar to the colonial architectures of Kolkata.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Aren’t they? We felt that Yangon and Kolkata is so similar!

  15. Anahita Irani

    Really did not know Yangon is such a beautiful place. Would really love to visit. Bookmarked your post for all the details.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Anahita!

  16. Ritu Kalra

    Waao..bringing everything worth doing at one page u have made it so easy to plan the entire trip..amazing itenary which covers everything..thank u dear

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Ritu. We are glad that you liked it.

  17. Nitin Singhal

    Myanmar is not very popular among tourists and I don’t see any flights from India to Myanmar. What is the best way to reach there? And how is the tourism infrastructure? What do you recommend – taking a package or self-exploration?

    • 2 Backpackers

      Myanmar is gradually coming to the tourism forefront. Yes, flights to Myanmar from India is quite less and are costly. You will get cheaper flights to Myanmar from other Southeast Asian countries though. Self exploration is the best way to see Myanmar. Tourism is developing there. The places are not yet that touristy. You can raed our previous post to get more details – https://www.taleof2backpackers.com/myanmar-backpacking-on-budget/

  18. Noor Anand chawla

    I would love to visit Yangon! Great post!

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you so much!

  19. Sapna Bansal

    Loved reading your post for another similar place like Kolkata. Such a long post. Love the pics and bookmark it for next trip

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Sapna! Yes it is a bit long!

  20. Sundeep

    The photos in this post are real and authentic. I am considering a trip to Myanmar soon. How many days do you think will be sufficient to see the sights in Yangon?

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Sundeep. Yangon can be done in 2 days.

  21. Pamela

    Your posts are those kind of posts which I can read anytime. Whenever I feel to read some good inspirational posts , yours site is one of my fav. This one again is beyond of expectation and such detailed that I can flow virtually there. Loved it again 😉

    • 2 Backpackers

      Aww, Pamela, you are the sweetest. Thank you so much! 🙂

  22. Pallavi

    Very beautifully written with all the necessary information listed.You guys are doing a great job by sharing your experience.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Pallavi!

  23. Nisha

    I had no idea Myanmar is such a beautiful country and it has so much offer to tourists. Hats off to you, the way you have covered all the must visit places. Don’t come across such detailed posts usually.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Nisha. Glad that you liked it. 🙂

  24. Sandy N Vyjay

    There is so much to see and experience in Yangon. The Reclining Buddha reminded me of the similar one in Bangkok. Must have been really disappointing to see it covered with railings. The other interesting place is, of course, the tomb of the Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Emperor of India.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you. We were really disappointed to see it all covered.

  25. Shraddha Bhalla

    Wow it really does look so similar to Kolkata.
    I would love to visit at some point in life

    • 2 Backpackers

      It is quite similar. Thank you for the comment!

  26. Niharika

    So jealous of you guys. Yangoon is like on top of my list. Have saved this for future. Thanks a lot.

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thanks Niharika! You will visit Yangon soon!

  27. Shoestring travel

    I have been following your travel stories of Yangon… This is a complete guide… Book marking it… Thanks

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Tanayesh!

  28. Jacqueline Gately

    I love to hear about less-traveled places (compared to Myanmar) like Yangon. Taking walking tours, exploring the downtown, and tasting regional foods are exactly the kinds of things I would want to do, too. Plus I know I would love Burmese cuisine… dishes influenced by India, China, and Thailand? I’m drooling. Thanks for posting such a beautiful and comprehensive guide that inspires me to visit this area!

    • 2 Backpackers

      Thank you Jacqueline. Burmese cuisine is influenced by its neighbours, yet quite distinct! Please do visit Myanmar. It is an impressive place.

  29. Elizabeth

    There looks to be so many things to do in Yangon. I wonder why many people only use the city as a transit city and pass through. I rarely buy anything, but I do love visiting markets wherever I go so I would definitely spend some time in the Bogyoke Aung San Market. The Yangon Circular Train sounds really interesting too and a good way to see local life. It’s so cheap too!!

    • Agni & Amrita

      Thank you Elizabeth! Yangon is so full of life and yes the circular train is the best way to see the people and culture of Myanmar.

    • Agni & Amrita

      Thank you Elizabeth. Bogyoke Market is a world in itself!


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