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The best places to live in Yangon, Myanmar
Yangon may still be known as Rangoon, Burma's capitol until 2005, but although it was'dumped', Yangon is still the country's biggest and probably most commercial town. Yangon is a charmingly creaky town with its odd collections of English, China, Indian and Burma designs and architectural styles, its magnificent but sometimes fragmenting landmarks and its natives in tradition.
One of Yangonýs best accommodations are still the old stalwart colonies, but you can also find state-of-the-art accommodation if you like it. Shwedagon Paya is one of the marvels of Yangon, a vast 300-foot tall Buddha shrine adorned with tons of goldfields, diamond and other gems.
There are also the beautiful settlements, such as the Royal Lake, now known as Lake Kandawgyi, which is a place with tranquil vistas and broad avenues. We have a selection of the best places in Yangon with a delightful B&B and a shop near the most important Sightseeings. Savoy Yangon is a delightful, ancient resort just ten walking minute from Shwedagon Paya.
It is a former farmhouse with 30 rooms and six apartments located around a main atrium. A legendary five-star resort in the centre of Yangon, The Strand boasts magnificent colorful architectural styles, raised rooms with tea wood flooring and hand-carved wood-frame cots alongside antique and lacquer goods from Burma.
As an alternative, you can take a local railway to Yangon that runs across the countryside to Mandalay and Bagan. The best travel season - although it is relatively hot all year round, a trip to Yangon between November and January usually offers colder weather and less rain. Have a look at our best accommodation lists in Yangon, or call one of our kind gurus for a counsel.