All you need to know about Yangon

All you need to know about Yangon, Myanmar

Explore serviced apartments in the wonderful city of Yangon. This scenic city was the capital of Myanmar up until 2006. Liberated from British colonial rule in 1948, Yangon is now a cultural economic hub. Home to bustling street markets, serene lakes, and impressive temples, this city is renowned for having a deep cultural heritage. Yangon’s architecture is a blend of British colonial-era buildings and Burmese design, making it a visually fascinating city. English is widely spoken and understood, but Burmese is the official and most predominately spoke language. Local artists and the numerous galleries create a thriving art scene, as Yangon is a colourful vibrant place to visit. The climate is continually hot and humid as Monsoon season runs right throughout the summer. It is also important to note that the currency in Yangon is the Myanmar Kyat (MMK Ks).


Things to do in Yangon

Relocating to Yangon? If you are on a business trip here, then you will not be short of things to see and do in your spare time. The Shwedagon Pagoda is an iconic landmark and Buddhist site that standouts in the city skyline. The Sule Pagoda is an ancient stupa and religious site, perfect for business travellers and visitors wanting to check out some of Yangon’s historical monuments. Bogyoke Aung San Market has over 2,000 shops including clothing, jewellery, food, and handicraft stalls. Vendors offer tasty street food and Chinatown is home to some fantastic restaurants. The Bogyoke Aung San Museum as well as the Karaweik palace are popular tourist attractions that are also worth a visit. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy a leisurely walk around The Circular Road or visit Kandawgyi Park.


Transport in Yangon

Myanmar can often seem hectic to a business traveller wanting to get from one destination to another quickly. The streets can seem extremely busy, however, there is a diverse range of transport options across the city. The YBS (Yangon Bus Service) runs regularly with 70 active bus routes and is a convenient cost-effective way to get around. It runs from 06:00am – 19:30pm and costs around 300 Kyat (£0.11) The Yangon River Cruise allows visitors to travel along the cities river systems all whilst having a picturesque view of the Yangon skyline. Taxis, private car hire, and the Yangon Circular Railway (38 stops including the general hospital) are all efficient modes of transportation. You can get around the whole train circuit in around 3.5 hours, the first 15 miles cost around 10 Kyat (£0.0038) and an extra 15 miles means the price moves up to 20 Kyat (0.0076). Longer trips can cost anywhere from 100 Kyat (£0.038) to 300 Kyat (£0.11).





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