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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 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 the 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 has 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 consider 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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    A visit to Myanmar is to experience the South-East Asia of twenty years ago, full of rarely seen sights and generations of stories just waiting to be told.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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  • Colonial Heritage of Yangon

    The perfect Yangon stopover for those interested in Burma’s colonial period, start or end your Myanmar tour with a few days in the former capital, discovering its political history, old and new.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 602
    Trip Type:
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    This emerging, exciting destination offers its many treasures including the spires, parks and old streets of colonial Yangon, the amazing temples of Bagan and Mandalay and beautiful Inle Lake.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,036
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Tours
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  • Myanmar Cruise Getaway

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 2,859
    Trip Type:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 3,226
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  • Myanmar River Cruise: The Irrawaddy

    Discover Southeast Asia’s last untapped treasure as you cruise down one of its greatest rivers.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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  • Myanmar Showcase

    Stunning beauty, mystical ambience and peace loving people are the essence of Myanmar. The gleaming temples in Yangon alone are outstanding but Bagan and Mandalay totally complete the experience.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,175
    Trip Type:
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    This Southeast Asia tour skips the usual circular route, focusing on three of Indochina’s unique highlights. Enjoy bustling Bangkok, the majestic temples of Angkor, and the sights of mysterious Yangon.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,531
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • The Strand Luxury Cruise: Bagan to Mandalay

    Explore Myanmar’s ancient capitals on a river cruise down the Irrawaddy River. Stroll past thousands of temples on the heritage trail in Bagan before boarding the luxury Strand Cruise and sailing up the Irrawaddy River to explore the ancient capitals of Mingun and Ava and the nation’s second largest city, Mandalay.
    Duration:
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