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  • Shwedagon a 99 metre (325 ft) gilded pagoda and stupa is a great photo opportunity while on your Myanmar tour.
  • Street vendors in downtown Yangon
  • Buddhist devotees lighting candles during full moon festival
  • Burmese monks
  • Candles at Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Early morning at Shwedagon Pagoda

Yangon, also known as Rangoon, is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). The Burmese capital city until late 2005, Yangon is the capital of the Yangon Region and is the country's main gateway on a Myanmar tour.

Yangon has the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia. Under British rule in the 19th century, colleges, hospitals, modern buildings and infrastructure were developed, making Rangoon the commercial centre of Burma.

Eventually gaining its independence in 1948, Yangon still remains an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences.

Yangon is famous for its glittering Shwedagon Pagoda. This prominent Buddhist landmark dominates Yangon’s skyline and can be seen for miles around as it towers to a height of 326 feet on Theingottara Hill. Recorded as being more than 2600 years old, Shwedagon Pagoda is the world’s oldest, historical pagoda. Although having to be rebuilt several times, including after a damaging earthquake in the 18th century, Shwedagon Pagoda is Myanmar’s largest symbol of Buddhism.

On a Myanmar vacation, Yangon offers other cultural and religious sights, as well as museums, parks, and lakes. Its tourism industry is only now beginning to flourish as recent improvements in the country's political climate have attracted both tourists and businessmen.

Although not yet as cosmopolitan and modern as other Southeast Asian cities, Yangon’s charm and large potential could soon make it a major Asian destination.

 


 

Myanmar Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to a Myanmar tour.

Learn about the history and culture of Myanmar, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Myanmar's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Myanmar for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Myanmar tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Myanmar tour considers taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 

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