Explore one of Asia’s most evocative capitals
Seemingly forgotten by the outside world for the last half century, Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is now at the forefront of Myanmar’s rapid development. Evergreen and cool with lush tropical tree-lined avenues, shady parks and beautiful lakes, it’s no surprise that Yangon has earned the name, Garden City of the East. The Yangon River runs through this metropolis on its way to the Andaman Sea.
At the very heart of Yangon lies the Shwedagon Pagoda. Rising high above the city, the golden monument is visible at almost every turn. During your stay you’ll have the chance to explore the Pagoda as well as many of the other important sights that dot the city.
You’ll explore thriving markets, charming tea shops and the city’s chaotic street life. An incredibly safe city, Myanmar’s bustling former capital is a great place to explore on foot or on local transportation.