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Yangon Sights and Landmarks Guide, Myanmar

Set Your Sights on Yangon  

Yangon is rich with countless tourist attractions. All of the most beautiful pagodas are surrounding the city. There are also several historical sites, national parks, lakes, and ponds. Nevertheless, the naturalness and oldness of Yangon are perfectly contrasted by the skyscrapers and modern-designed buildings.

Traveling to Yangon

One of the best ways to reach Yangon is to travel through air. There are direct flights to this city from several Asian points, such as Doha Gaya, Bangkok, Kolkata, Kunming, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur. There are also several international carriers that accommodate Yangon travelers, including Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways.

Going Around Yangon

The best way to explore Yangon is through a taxi. A lot of them are already old models, but still they are very reliable. What’s more, they can be extremely affordable, if you can negotiate the fare price even before you take the trip. They are all over the streets or in hotels. Just make sure that you’re dealing with a real taxi driver. He usually has an ID and license tags that are colored red.

The Sites of Yangon

One of the most famous pagodas in the world is found in Yangon. It’s called the Shewdagon Pagoda and is located on top of a hill. Because of its massive size, it’s very visible in different parts of the city. It’s also very accessible considering that it’s near galleries, flea markets, and museums.

You can also visit the Inya Lake, which is actually manmade. It is well-favored by tourists and locals who want to view the most beautiful sunset. If you’re looking for some great souvenirs, you can start shopping on the countless crafts and arts stores in the lake.

If you’re looking for an adventure and get to feel the Yangon way of life, don’t forget to take a ride in the circular train. The tour will last for around 3 hours, and will allow you to see the different natural sceneries, farm life, villages, and ponds of Yangon. The train station is a converted British colonial structure.

The Sounds of Yangon

The nightlife of Yangon range from native dances, to discos, and rooftop bars. The major hotels in the area also provide their guests with night entertainment, so you may want to keep tabs on them. The bars and pubs are very similar to those other cities all over Asia, and it’s common for men to be in a company of beautiful Yangon women. If you want variety, head down to China Town or in Asia Plaza Disco.

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