Overview Yangon

Visiting Yangon

Some travelers bypass the famed road to Mandalay—and to Myanmar—for political reasons, but those who go have the highest praise for the country’s people and attractions. From the sweeping ancient capital of Bagan to the floating gardens on Inle Lake, the mysteries of this land exceed expectations—even for visitors who’ve waited a lifetime for a moment of Myanmar’s mystique.... Read More Some travelers bypass the famed road to Mandalay—and to Myanmar—for political reasons, but those who go have the highest praise for the country’s people and attractions. From the sweeping ancient capital of Bagan to the floating gardens on Inle Lake, the mysteries of this land exceed expectations—even for visitors who’ve waited a lifetime for a moment of Myanmar’s mystique.    Close

Stories and Tips Yangon

4 Photos  
Money Madness

Written by nmagann on 03 Jun, 2010

The money games played should definitely be a consideration to suppress tourism until the country is ready. Although I came to educate people in English, I did venture out of my hotel during the two months there.Dual pricing extended far and wide and could…Read More


4 Photos  
A Helping of Hinduism

Written by nmagann on 03 Jun, 2010

Having the pleasure of visiting many Buddhist temples and monasteries, I was disappointed that I had merely paused at two Hindu temples. There always seemed to be a fortress wall around them so I could only take distant photos that I might later be able…Read More


4 Photos  
In a Monk's Bedroom????

Written by nmagann on 02 Jun, 2010

Having lived in Thailand, I knew women weren't to touch a monk or give anything directly to them. Furthermore, they didn't smile much less laugh. Bowing your head as monk walked by was expected. Therefore, this day's events were odd indeed. Heading into town in…Read More


6 Photos  
Within the Mosque

Written by nmagann on 02 Jun, 2010

I was on an overpass when I noticed down below was very nice looking mosque. I marveled at the building and tried to find a place where that would encompass the most of it in a photograph.. While taking pictures, a man called…Read More


1 Photos  
Changing Money in Yangon

Written by hollydaze on 23 Feb, 2007

Scotts Market is the common place to change money in Yangoon. We went with our guide, who called ahead of time to his "favorite" money changer. We got a going rate- but if you go by yourself, it could be a bit intimidating as the…Read More


Burmese People

Written by myrdal on 31 Aug, 2006

I didn´t know people like Burmese, quite different of other Asiatic people. This difference probably is due to they have not been influenced by tourism of other countries. Myanmar is a military dictatorship country, in fact, terrestrial borders are closed and the only entrance of…Read More


4 Photos  
scorching hot thipaw

Written by missmayo on 22 Aug, 2010

leon + i were looking for a cooler alternative to the toasty mandalay. so the locals say, one wears a sweater around this time of the year in august. on top of that, we can trek to villages where women adorn their elongated necks with…Read More


3 Photos  
in ♥ with rangoon

Written by missmayo on 22 Aug, 2010

absolutely gorgeous. i thought my jaw would drop when i see the fame golden shwedagon paya in rangoon; however, it was the anglo-burmese townhouses that charmed me. the colonial buildings of stories high (ceilings of four meters high!), with beautiful windows and balconies in its…Read More


  • 1-8 of 8 Yangon Stories And Tips