Yangon (Rangoon)


Yangon (Rangoon), is the former capital of Myanmar with a population of just over five million people. Whilst it is currently undergoing rapid development, the city has managed to retain much of its long-established colonial charm and cosmopolitan feel – it is perfectly normal to find temples, churches, mosques and synagogues, all within close proximity to one another. Towering above all of this however at 99 metres, is the 2600 year old Shwedagon Pagoda, which if anything, pays remarkable testament to the nation’s fervent Buddhist belief.

People visiting Yangon for the first time are often surprised by the amount of greenery present – the predominantly warm and wet tropical climate, provides the perfect growing conditions for tree-lined avenues, shaded parks and, to those whom can afford it, perfectly manicured private gardens. Inya and Kandawgyi, the city’s two major lakes, provide locals with a perfect oasis to escape the hustle and bustle, whilst chatting to friends and family over a leisurely board game and picnic.

If you’re keen to really get under the skin of the city however, be sure to spend an evening in downtown. Made up of a series of leafy avenues, congested roads and narrow side streets, downtown Yangon is packed with colourful market stalls, local eateries and traditional teahouses. The area also boasts the highest concentration of colonial buildings anywhere in South East Asia, with well-preserved buildings such as the High Court, Secretariat and Custom House, all providing a fascinating glimpse into what the city would have looked like during its heyday.

Whilst most people view Yangon as a convenient hub from which to fly in and out of, it is also a great destination to start a road trip into Myanmar’s deep south. Within hours you can find yourself photographing rare species of wildlife at one of the country’s most impressive national parks, or standing shoulder to shoulder with devout Buddhist monks and locals alike as they pay respects to the iconic Golden Rock. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, we would recommend reading up on destinations such as Bago, Kyaiktiyo, Mawlamyine and Hpa-an.

Best Short Day Tours

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Day
HALF DAY TOUR WITH CIRCULAR TRAIN
One of our favorite trips in Yangon is a ride on the city's circular train fantastic way to see the lifestyle of the local residents and interact with the locals traveling on boar...
Price USD $24
1
Day
MONYWA PRIVATE DAY RETURN TOUR
First stop is Thanboddhay Pagoda covered with 500,000 Buddhas, then Boditahtaung Pagoda, the largest reclining Buddha in Myanmar(100m long). Nearby is the largest standing Buddha i...
3
Day
Myanmar Pilgrimage 3 Days 2 Nights
3 Days trip from Yangon to Golden rock (Kyaikhteeyoe Pagoda) one of the most famous scared Buddhist site and beautiful landscapes of Kayin Capital city Hpa an. You will see the man...
Price USD $322
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Day
SIGHTSEEING COLONIAL YANGON (HALF DAY)
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. It’s impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating and authentic...
Price USD $25
1
Day
SUNSET CRUISE IN YANGON RIVER
Taking a Yangon river cruise, you will have a chance to immerse in a peaceful ... and enjoy the sunset looking itself on the river surface of Yangon golden city
Price USD $44
3
Day
The Exotic Yangon Classic Tour
Yangon, the former capital city of Myanmar, is the main gateway for travellers to the country. Although Nay Pyi Taw is now an official capital city of Myanmar, Yangon is still the ...
Price USD $270
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Day
Traditional Culture in Yangon Half Day Tour
Tradition and Culture in Yangon Half Day Tour, visit the attractions, pagodas, temples, the former Capital of Myanmar (Burma)
Price USD $50
1
Day
Yangon – Bago – Yangon day tour
Bago was formerly known as Pegu. It is just 80 km (50 miles) north of Yangon. It is just about an hour drive from Yangon. Bago is accessible easily from Yangon. Mandalay. Pyay and ...
Price USD $123
1
Day
Yangon - Golden Rock - Yangon Day Trip
The Golden Rock tour is a great way to extend your Myanmar trip and experience the scenery and life in the area. You will visit one of the important Buddhist pilgrimade sites in As...
Price USD $60
1
Day
YANGON AND BEYOND PRIVATE DAY TOUR
Enjoy a full day exploring the sights of Yangon. On this private tour you will visit all the important historical and cultural sites of Yangon
Price USD $48
1
Day
Yangon Sightseeing Full Day Tour
Yangon Day Tours offered here will fill up your day in Yangon, Myanmar. Taking one of these one day tours, you even have chance to explore beyond the city.
Price USD $29
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Day
Yangon’s Street by night
This evening tour is for all you curious and explorative types. Your guide will take you into the big bustling markets, as well as down all the little hidden alley-ways so you get ...
Price USD $39

Popular tours

½
Day
HALF DAY TOUR WITH CIRCULAR TRAIN
One of our favorite trips in Yangon is a ride on the city's circular train fantastic way to see the lifestyle of the local residents and interact with the locals traveling on boar...
Price USD $24
½
Day
SIGHTSEEING COLONIAL YANGON (HALF DAY)
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. It’s impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating and authentic...
Price USD $25
½
Day
Yangon’s Street by night
This evening tour is for all you curious and explorative types. Your guide will take you into the big bustling markets, as well as down all the little hidden alley-ways so you get ...
Price USD $39
1
Day
MONYWA PRIVATE DAY RETURN TOUR
First stop is Thanboddhay Pagoda covered with 500,000 Buddhas, then Boditahtaung Pagoda, the largest reclining Buddha in Myanmar(100m long). Nearby is the largest standing Buddha i...
1
Day
SUNSET CRUISE IN YANGON RIVER
Taking a Yangon river cruise, you will have a chance to immerse in a peaceful ... and enjoy the sunset looking itself on the river surface of Yangon golden city
Price USD $44