Yangon is the main gateway to Myanmar destinations. Full of evergreen trees and lakes, it is always trying to live up to its name " The Garden City of the East ". It was founded in the 18th century by King Alaungpaya. Today it is a vast sprawling region of more than 5 million people over 350 sq-km in area.

How to get there

Myanmar is well-connected to all parts of the world. Foreign tourists usually come by air, but sometimes they might visit in masse a cruise ship by prior arrangement. Daily flight from Bangkok and Singapore. The domestic airlines: Myanmar Airways, Yangon Airways and Air Mandalay have regular flight to Mandalay, Bagan, Inle and other tourist destinations.

Where to stay and where to dine

A wide choice of accommodation is available from 4/5 star deluxe hotels on down to inns and guest houses.

Why so special

Yangon enjoys generally good weather. Myanmar being a leading Theravada Buddhist country, Yangon abounds with famous pagodas and edifices like Sule’, Botahtaung, Kaba Aye, Chaukhutkyi, Mahawijaya, Mai-lamu Pagoda and Maha-Pasana Great Cave (venue of the Sixth Buddhist Synod). Foreigners can also experience the Buddhist religious life, even if for a short time, at several Vipassana meditation centres. Then there are standard big-city attractions like National Museum, Bogyoke Aung San Park, Zoological Garden, Hlawga Wildlife Park and at Htaukkyant the calm well-tended Allied War Memorial Cemetery with thousands of stone-graves.