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Sub-Region: Yangon Region


Ideal duration: 2 - 4 days

Best Time: November to February Read More

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"The Garden City of the East"

Yangon Tourism

Fun fact: Yangon was actually known as the city of Rangoon - that is until the name was officially changed in 2006. This city combines bits of Asian and British cultures beautifully! A trip to Yangon is a trip that is perfect for any foodie, culture and history fan, or even someone who appreciates the beauty of nature!

Yangon is the largest city and the commercial center of Myanmar. It is also known as the 'Garden City of the East'. The people of Yangon place a lot of importance in the preservation of natural elements, which explains why everywhere you go in the city you will always come across some beautiful scenery. The city was founded around 1755 by King Alaungpaya who incidentally named in Yangon. However, when the British came and colonised the country, the name was changed to Rangoon, until 2006 when it was officially reverted back to its original name. When people visit the city, it is said that they are always mesmerized by the beauty and bounty of the city and its people. The culture is very inclined towards kindness and helpfulness, so when someone leaves, they always leave with a lot of friends! A lot of the buildings in the city are made up of brick, as these were the traditional colonial structures used by the British. The city center is home to most of the commercial activities, and further north of this is where you will find beautiful museums, lakes and restaurants, as well as sporting stadiums and complexes.

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What is the best time to visit Yangon?

The best time to visit Yangon is between the months of November and February, which is the dry season of Myanmar. The city experiences quite pleasant weather during this period.
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What are the things to do in Yangon?

The top things to do in Yangon are Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Kandawgyi Lake, Inya Lake, Yangon Chinatown, Botataung Pagoda. You can see all the places to visit in Yangon here

What are the places near Yangon?

The top places near to Yangon are Mawlamyine which is 161 km from Yangon, Chiang mai which is located 365 km from Yangon, Dawei which is located 376 km from Yangon, Bangkok which is located 577 km from Yangon, Pattaya which is located 667 km from Yangon

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