Yangon as formerly known as Rangoon, it is a Metropolitan city in Myanmar also known as Burma. Yangon served as a capital of Myanmar till 2006 now it is shifted to Naypyidaw. Yangon is largest city in Myanmar and is an important commercial hub.
Time from November to February is best for visiting Yangon. Climate is cool and dry, temperature is around 19- 33 Celsius.
Tourist can visit various Buddhist temples like Shwedagon, Sule, Botataung, Chaukhtatgyi Pagodas. One can witness 213ft reclining Buddha idol, adorned with precious gems crown in Chaukhtatgyi temple. There are Hlawga National Park and people’s park to enjoy too.
Taxis- To travel within Yangon one can opt for Taxi. The official Currency of Myanmar is Kyat. On an average 1 US dollar is around 1300 Kyat. Taxis can be hired per hour at 3000 Kyat or for full day at around 40,000 Kyat (30$). Taxi is proved to be the cheapest and the best way to travel around the city. Yangon is well connected through local bus service; it also has Airport and Railway station.
The Yangon International Airport is located 19km away from the center of Yangon City. There are direct flights to Asian cities like - Doha, Dubai, Dhaka, Kolkata, Hanoi, HoChi Minh City, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Guangzhou, Taipei, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming and Singapore. Fare from Kolkata to Yangon can cost around 270000 Kyat. Flight from Hong Kong to Yangon can cost you around same.
Carry light cotton clothes, Carry Crisp US bills as stained bills has no value. Make sure you take off your footwear in pagodas. Also keep in mind that internet is slow in Myanmar.
The official language of Yangon is Burmese.
Mohinga – A type of Burmese noodles is unofficial national dish of Myanmar. Apart from Noodles one can find several meat dishes as street food. Sweet and Savory Parathas, Pork and salads - these are the items tourist can gorge on in ample amount.
Belmond Governor’s residence can be a luxury option to stay at Yangon. But if you plan to stay in cheapest and best hotel then some options are- New Yangon hotel, Check in at downtown, hotel Windsor can be great options. They are available at price ranging from 37000 Kyat to 48000 Kyat i.e. ($27 to $35 a day)
Step 1: Log on to .
Step 2: Choose your Departure point for Yangon and Select date of travel from the ‘Lowest Fare-Finder’ that reflects the fares of different airlines across the next 3-12 months.
Step 3: Mention the number of passengers, choose your class of travel and click on ‘Search’ to arrive at a list of cheap flights options.
Step 4: Apply the filters to narrow down to a flight of your choice and select ‘Book Now’.
Step 5: You will be directed to a page which reflects all the flight details. The fare break-up is also stated on the screen.
Step 6: Share the traveler details to generate a booking – first name, last name, Date of birth, mobile number and email address of all adult passengers.
Step 7: If you have a ‘Promo Code’, apply it to attract hefty discounts on Yangon flight fares.
Step 8: Click on ‘Proceed to Payment’. Once you share your card details and type in the One-Time-Password, the payment will be made towards your booking.
Step 9: You will receive an email in your registered email address to show your confirmed booking.
The airport code of Yangon International is RGN.
More than 300 flights land at Yangon International every day.
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