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Eleven Fun Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar (2018)
In this article it is not only about things to do in Yangon, but also about a small guidebook with information about accommodation and means of transportation. We are the right place for you if you want to spent a few get-togethers in Yangon. Although Yangon is no longer the main town of Myanmar, it is still the biggest and most frequented town in Burma.
Yangon is a photographer's joy with its gleaming gold racks that lead through a scenery of colorful architectural and streetscapes littered with groceries, fruit, gadgets and all kinds of interesting things. You can of course browse through some of Yangon's traditional tourist activity, but we have compiled a great selection of sight-seeing with a few unusual things, just a few churches, ponds, parks, roads and clues.
For more information on what to do in Myanmar, take a look at this route to explore the land in 8 day time. Here is what you can do in Yangon, Myanmar if you are there for a few days: One of Yangon?s most popular tourist sites is the Shwedagon Pagoda.
There is no travel plan or guidebook for Yangon that will ever miss the Shwedagon Pagoda - after all, it is the largest and greatest pagoda in Myanmar. Swedagon Pagoda is constructed on an raised mound, so you'll see it from afar as you move within Yangon. On the way from Yangon International to our hotels we saw it and couldn't resist walking back.
Yes, it is one of the most popular attractions in Yangon. After reading my contribution to Myanmar Travel Tips, you definitely know how to wear clothes and what to do with your footwear when you go to Shwedagon Paya. There are many busses to Shwedagon Road - just ask around and you're sure to find a one.
So we asked some local people and got on a coach from Sule Pagoda, which took us to Shwedagon Road for 100 MMK per people. The first thing we saw about Yangon was the overcrowding. It was by accident that we visited the Lake Inya at nocturnal and one of the best nights we had in Yangon ended.
After the Shwedagon Pagoda Lakes Inya was a total scenic shift because it was not filled with people. It seemed that Yangon youths, who sat around the Inya with their guitar and open beers, loved it. We' dined in one of the restaurant with a nice sea front look.
We were pleased to see many street traders who sold Dagon and Myanmar beers. When you' re looking for something to do at Yangon at day and night, visiting Inya Lake is something to do. Throughout Yangon, while we saw conservative dresses, we saw many native females wearing trousers.
Visiting Lake Inya is one of the best things to do in Yangon if you want to prevent a tour. We' re paying 5000 MMK off Shwedagon Road. Small fishermen town opposite the Yangon riverbank, Dala town is the ideal place for a full days out from Yangon. It is a 10 minute drive by boat from the Pansodan Pier in central Yangon.
Cruising by boat is as interesting as the town itself, if not more. On this short trip we saw many folks who sold different things - clothing, smokes, combs, mirror, birds' balls, fruits and much more! Go to the Pansodan Ferry Terminal in Yangon city centre to begin your trip.
Not one of the guides mentions this place, but we strongly advise you to do so. It' located on Gyar Tawya Street, just before the east entrance of Shwedagon Pagoda. The Kyay Thone Pagoda is a little different from the traditional Stupa styled Myanmar cemeteries.
At the bottom is an imbedded chart with the co-ordinates of the position, just in case you want to see them. It is a two minutes walking distance from the east gate of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Our second overnight in Yangon our nightly famines led us to China Town, where we searched for nourishment. From our lodging, which was near the Sule Pagoda, we arrived on film.
When visiting Yangon on a reasonable price, you will most likely be staying at one of the cheap accommodation facilities near the Sule Pagoda in Yangon city centre. Though not as solid as Shwedagon, the Sule Pagoda has its own unique charms due to its position and form. In Yangon there are many sights around the Sule Pagoda.
The Shwedagon and Sule Pagodes are the famed Yangon Pagods. Situated in the centre of Yangon, this sanctuary has both cult and civic importance, as many protests began from here. In addition, this eight-sided podium also acts as a traffic circle with many different alleys that fuse together.
Walking around this pit you will see a large blank corbelisk, which is the independence monument of Yangon. My Yangon dinner is an adventure I would like to share, from breakfasts to snacks at night. I' ve never had a lousy lunch in Yangon. Tip: If you are not used to eating on the streets of Asia, please begin slowly with eating on the streets of Yangon so that your digestive system can be prepared.
Though slightly smaller than Inya, it is well deserved a stop as it has a breathtaking view of the near Shwedagon Pagoda, from where it can be reached on foot. The Kandawgyi is one of the best places in Yangon if you want to experience the outdoors.
Best part of the day to see her in the darkness when it all comes on. Contrary to what we had seen in the guides, there is no entrance ticket (or maybe we just miss it) and there are also a few lakeside places to eat (a bit more than Inya). The Karaweik Hall, a palatial symbol that seems to float in the sea, is another interesting characteristic of this area.
When you wonder where to go in Yangon to watch the crowd, you can go to Yangon Central Railway Station. The Yangon Central Railway Station is just a few walking steps from the Shanghri-la Hotel in Yangon city centre to take the Yangon Railway. It is an in-house means of transportation used by many local population.
The trip takes 2-3 hrs and you will experience many interesting places of interest such as vendors of fruits, vegetables, souvenirs, small towns, country areas, towns, small towns, mass -produced shopping carts, etc. It is an ideal way to get a brief insight into Myanmar far away from the city' s main attractions.
Go to Yangon Central Railway Station in the center of town. Bagan is not the only place in Myanmar where you can take a hot air flight. From this year (2017) you can take a flight over Yangon and see the town from above at a tremendously low cost in comparison to Bagan.
Ballooning in Yangon with Mingalarbar balloons is only $22, the cost in Bagan is $300. This is not a flight in a warm aeroplane, but a helicopter that goes up and down so that you can admire the panorama.
As you' re up there, you'll see the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, which seems to dominate the town with its many ponds and parks. You' ll also see the Kandawgyi Lake's gold caraviculture, the Yangon River and the Yangon town centre's colorful architectural work. When you visit Yangon for a brief period of the year, this may be one of the best ways to see the town.
When you are fortunate and well planned, you will also experience one of the most dramatic sundowns Yangon has to show. Drive to Kadawgyi Lake to Kadawgyi Lake between 10:00 and 18:00. Please click here to go to the Mingalarbar Balloon website. How about the Yangon Zoological Gardens? For some reason I did not go to the Yangon Zoo.
Yangon is also such a cultural town that I spend most of my free day on the street. Travelling in Myanmar is very inexpensive, but the rooms and guesthouses are very high. Burma is one of the few places I suggest you make an upfront booking.
Attempt to find something near the Sule Pagoda so that you are in the centre of Yangon and can reach it by bus or on foot. Overnight in the Chan Myae guesthouse near the Sule Pagoda and payed about $15-20 per two people. An other guesthouse we suggest is the Ocean Pearl Inn, which offers a free transfer from Yangon Airport.
The Downtown Yangon is a convenient area, but can become very busy and hectic. For a quiet area, try Thanlwin Guest Houses near Inya Lake. The hostel is located near Shwedagon Pagoda and has new bedrooms. Some of the other youth accommodations you may consider are - Little Yangon Hostel or 21 Hostel.
There is also a very chic Yangon Youth hostel - the 30th Corner Boutique Youth Hostel, which is obviously more pricey than the others. The Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon is one of the best in Yangon. It is located near the Botanical Garden, Lake Kandawgyi and has views of the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Some of the other choices are Esperado Lake Vue Hotel or Best Western Green Hill, where you can find a room overlooking the Shwedagon Pagoda. With $330 a day it's definitely pricey, but it'll take you to old-time Rangoon schools and colonization. So where are we going to Yangon?
One of the most important beaches, Ngew Saung is easy to reach from Yangon. Located in the Myanmar rainforest area, it has a stunning sandy beaches and a sandbank linking it to Lover's Island. The second largest town in Myanmar, Mandalay is easy to reach by rail or coach from Yangon.
This is an ideal starting point for those who want to explore Bagan, the most beloved tourist resort in Burma. Myanmar's Inle Lake is a one-of-a-kind tourist resort with above-water shelters. Burma provides eVisa to residents of most states for 90-day. Did you come to Yangon and have some hints you can exchange with others?