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Things to do in Yangon
Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar, and it’s filled with many interesting attractions for you to choose from. From gorgeous natural and manmade sights, great adventures, and more, it’s time for you to go to Yangon.
The first thing you need to see in Yangon is the amazing Shwedagon Pagoda. This golden sight is a fantastic start to your Myanmar trip, with endless sights for you to see and spots for you to learn more about Yangon’s culture. Wait until sunset and evening too to see the pagoda lit up. If you don’t like taking numerous tourist photos when you travel, this place might be your exception.
Another eye candy in the city is the Sule Pagoda at the heart of Yangon. Don’t miss seeing the giant reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda. Then bring your camera to Maha Wizaya Pagoda and Botataung Paya too.
Enjoy a break from the city and visit Kandawgyi Lake, Maha Bandula Park, and People’s Park. Visiting the museums of Yangon is also an interesting experience, like the fascinating National Museum of Myanmar.
Chase adrenaline next and go to Chinatown, where you can ride the incredible Human-Powered Ferris Wheel, followed by chasing the stars with a visit to the dazzling Yangon Planetarium.
If you still have some time leftover, have the most memorable adventure in Myanmar and travel from Yangon to Bagan for a hot air balloon ride over the ancient city. The experience is magical during sunrise.
If you’re excited to visit the city, start planning your trip now with this quick travel guide of things to do in Yangon!
What you should know
The best time to visit Yangon is from November to February, when you can experience cool and dry weather while exploring the city. There are also very short periods of rain in Yangon from June to October, which you can consider as your time to visit if you want encounter fewer tourists.
English is widely spoken in Yangon, but it’s always a good idea to bring a good Burmese phrasebook to help you on your trip.
Before you fly to Myanmar and travel to Yangon, you and other Singapore passport holders need to secure your travel visa first. Just visit the Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Singapore website to know which visa you’ll need and how to apply. Make sure you also check out Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more info.
Travelling to and around Yangon
You will arrive in Yangon International Airport, where you can reach the city by taxi or bus. Journey on to Yangon and start exploring the city by taxi, bus, boat, and trishaw.
We know you’ll have a golden time in the gorgeous city of Yangon! Now get your passport and book your Yangon flights with Skiddoo today.
Temperature average in May
23.5 - 34°C
Rainfall average in May
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