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 , Sule, Botataung, Chaukhtatgyi Pagodas. One can witness 213ft reclining Buddha idol, adorned with precious gems crown in . 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 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- , Check in at downtown, can be great options. They are available at price ranging from 37000 Kyat to 48000 Kyat i.e. ($27 to $35 a day)