15 Best Things To Do in Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, is one of the most unique destinations that you can visit in Southeast Asia. After decades, the country has begun opening up to tourism.

What you will find here is an authentic look at traditional local lifestyles, historic sites, and some excellent Myanmar-style food, with little of the mass tourism you find in other, nearby countries.


Visit the impressive golden domes of the Shwedagon Paya. This is one of the oldest and most important Buddhist stupas in Asia.

Shwedagon Paya

Walking along the Strand will send you into a time warp back to the colonial era, when Yangon was the British capital of Burma. The Strand is the old main street of Yangon.

The Strand

The National Museum of Myanmar

There are some excellent artifacts on display, collected and curated from around the country. You can learn about the vast Burmese empires of old and much, much more.

This is the local commuter train that circles the city and takes locals to work every day, and for that reason, it’s a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in Burmese life within Yangon.

The Circle Line Train

Sule Pagoda

In true Burmese fashion, the stupas are glittering with gold and abound with legends. It’s said that strands of the Buddha’s hair are enshrined within the temple.

The Botataung Pagoda is one of Yangon’s most important Buddhist temples, and it’s a great place to visit to see more of the city’s religious side.

Botataung Pagoda

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