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The best season to come to Yangon (Rangoon), Burma/Myanmar
Formerly known as Rangoon, Yangon was Burma's capitol until 2006. It is a place where the faded splendour of UK folk culture lies next to shimmering holy shrines; where you can see local people munching walnuts and walking barefooted; and where you paint their faces with purple-clad friars in your quest for Yangon's many treasures of culture.
The Yangon has a monsoon tropic atmosphere, which means it is warm and moist all year round. It has a wet and arid time like other South East Asiatic lands, but the arid time is divided into a colder and a longer one. Shwedagon Festival takes place every year in February or March in this gleaming pagean.
Yangon's'winter' is not a winters as anyone in the north of the North of the world would know it; the temperatures are still beautifully hot 19 to 33°C (66 to 91°F), with December and January average 25°C (77°F) during the days. The Shwedagon Festival in February or March (the timings are full moon based) is another thing to note at this point.
An uproar of dance, play and delicious dinner, she is celebrating the gleaming golden Shwedagon Pagoda, the emblem of Yangon. A tour through Yangon's fine old buildings is best done in the early mornings or in the afternoons during the heats. Yangon's drying period lasts from March to May and is distressingly warm and moist. When you visit this year the Thingyan Water Festival provides a welcome break from the heats.
Yangon's southern shore position means that it is raining a great deal, and the wet season is not the best period to explore its outdoors. However, the rain fall usually occurs in brief downpours, so it is quite simple to temporarily take cover when it is raining when you are out and about.