How to Spend 2 days visit in Yangon

Yangon is exotically intrigue. It is home to 6 millions people, an beautiful blend of Burmese, Chinese, Indian and different regional ethnic. There are so many things to soak in this city from British colonial buildings to stunning Shwedagon pagoda. Zaw, our travel expert reveals his idea of how to visit Yangon in 2 days :

Day 1: First Yangon Touches

Market visit

Morning markets plays an important role in daily local life of Yangon people. Start your visit of Yangon from Theingyi Zay is a good choice. The market is located in a colorful part of Yangon. 

Take a guided walk to Yangon Downtown
This is one of top things you should do in Myanmar as you will have chance to witness the timeless building or known as " British Colonial Heritages". On this walk, your tour guide will show you the highlights of Yangon remaining from the old day including City Hall, Immanuel Church, Custom House and Secrectary House ( opened for public in 2018). 

Taste Burmese flavor for lunch
Once you are in the downtown, dining options are various but the first dish you should taste is either Shan Noodle or Mohinga, followed by Bein Moun - crispy pancakes. 

Afternoon by pagoda
Spend your afternoon to enjoy the photogenic chances by Shwedagon pagoda, the most prominent monument in the city. Shwedagon highest paya rises up to 100m, carrying 30 tons of gold leaf, some 2,500 rubies and a big amount of diamond which forms its shine that you can view from anywhere in the city.

Drink with View
Before returning to your hotel, ascend Sakura tower which its lounge is located on 21st floor. The lounge offers uninterrupted city panorama !

Fine dining experience for 1st evening
Book a table at the Planteur Restaurant, a beautiful property where guest can sample fusion cuisine of both Burmese and French. 


Day 2: Yangon through local eye

Morning train ride
Afer breakfast at your hotel, embark on a train ride which carries thousands of commuters to work. The train is a perfect chance to interact with friendly local, seeing unique vendor topped by food baskets as well random by-rail markets. 
Drop by Chaukhtatgyi pagoda for a glimpse of the big Reclining Buddha statue. 

Lunch at Feel Restaurant
This buffet-style restaurant showcases the culinary riches of Burma from fresh vegetables to delicious prawn curry. Feel is a nice rendezvous not only for tourist but also for Yangoneers.

Cultural Afternoon
If you fancy museum, U Thant museum reflects the activity of U Thant, a famous United Nation secrectary. If you ever watched the movie The Lady, then follow your guide to see the house of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Picking Up a Souvenir
Late afternoon is a good time to enjoy market hopping at the Scott, the biggest market in Yangon. For Yangon City Tour, Scott is a must-stop site with thousands of stalls ranging from fresh fruits to typical Burmese longyi, umbrella, jade and even art work. 


Getting there
From Yangon international airport, it takes about $9 to reach Yangon downtown. 

Where to stay
Yangon is the biggest city, hence offering endless choice for accommodation whether it is low budget of high end option. 
For some of the best check our recommendation for : Yangon Hotels

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