The former capital of Burma, Yangon is a city reaching for the future yet caught in the past. Longi-wearing pedestrians meander through the warren of historic streets while the pungent smells of street vendors linger in the sultry air. The dynamic city contains the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia today and is a unique example of a 19th century British colonial capital. Sitting on top of Singuttara Hill, the gleaming golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda is the centrepiece of the city and the single most important religious site in the country. Scenes of monks praying to shrines while locals congregate on the steps for an afternoon gossip capture the essence of the relaxed nature and strong ties the Burmese have with Buddhism.
To get you started with planning your holiday to Yangon, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Southeast Asia