Yangon Information

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Yangon is truly a beautiful city. While it can be visited at any time of the year, people who are interested in going should plan for a trip after the monsoon season. This is because the sights and attractions of Yangon will be better enjoyed without heavy rain or scorching heat.

As the largest city in Myanmar, Yangon also serves as the country's spiritual centre and is where a lot of the country’s sacred pagodas and temples can be found. Spirituality is very important to the people of Myanmar, and they treat their elders and monks with utmost respect. Before going to Yangon, a tourist must be familiar with what is considered appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, especially when it comes to dealing with matters of religion and culture.

Yangon provides its visitors more than enough options in terms of transportation. The most popular means of getting around the city is by taxi.

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  • Fast facts about Yangon

    Fast Facts about Yangon

    Because each place is different in term of practices and customs, it is necessary to know the do's and don'ts in their Read More»

  • Yangon History

    Yangon History

    The name ‘Yangon’ is a combination of the words yan [enemies] and koun [run out of]. It has also been translated as ‘the Read More»

  • Yangon International Airport

    Yangon Airport

    The new international terminal was opened in 2007, and the old terminal is used for domestic flights. The airport is Read More»

  • Yangon Weather

    Yangon Weather

    Yangon has a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons typical of this region: wet and dry. The city is warm Read More»

  • Yangon Transportation

    Yangon Transportation

    Yangon provides several means of transportation, but the most ubiquitous and convenient are the numerous taxis. There Read More»

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