Yangon

Everything you Need to Know about Yangon

One of the best places to visit in Asia is Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. Nature lovers will appreciate the city’s stunning lakes, shady parks and verdant tropical trees. These are the reasons why it is dubbed ‘The Garden City of the East’.

However, Yangon has more to offer than impressive scenery. This city is a melting pot—a diversity of cultures and communities in terms of people, settlement and religions. Because it serves as the country's main entrance and seaport, it is also the country’s centre of business.

Yangon was founded in 1755 by King Alaungpaya; he established Yangon on the location of a small town named Dagon when he dominated the lower part of Myanmar. He was the one who gave the name Yangon, meaning ‘End of Strife’. In 1885, the name was anglicised as Rangoon when the British annexed the country.

Yangon is a city that balances tradition, culture and modernity, making it a must-see for anyone who wants to see a different side of Asia.


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Yangon hotels and resorts at the best rates, from five-star resorts like Chatrium Hotel Yangon or Park Royal Hotel Yangon , to budget accommodation like Alfa Hotel Yangon. Read More...

 
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Yangon lies in the fertile delta of southern Myanmar, on the wide Yangon River. The city is filled with shaded boulevards, while shimmering stupas rise above the treetops. Read More...

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Those who opt for a spiritual and enriching trip will enjoy the several ancient pagodas to be found and Yangon is also home to many evergreen parks and picturesque gardens. Read More...

 
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While the city does not disappoint when it comes to delicious Asian cuisine, it does not limit itself to it. Yangon is a hub of various cultures and traditions. Read More...

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Enjoying nightlife in Myanmar can be a challenge. Those who want to experience how the Burmese unwind after the sun goes down have to travel to a major city like Yangon. Read More...

 
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Products on sale in Yangon include textiles, silverware, lacquer, and handicrafts. The city is also rich in precious gems such as ruby, sapphire and jade with many outlets. Read More...

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Myanmar is a melting pot when it comes to people and religion. There are people of various nationalities and religious beliefs throughout the nation, the same as in the capital city of Yangon. Read More...

 
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Yangon is truly a beautiful city. While it can be visited at any time of the year, people who are interested in going should plan for a trip after the monsoon season. Read More...

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Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, landmarks and other items of interest with links to relevant information pages.  Read More...


 

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