Expect all things marvellous at Myanmar’s largest city
Previously named Rangoon, Yangon serves as a shining beacon of the country’s political shift, first gaining independence before reopening to the world as a commercial and cultural hub. And the numbers do speak for itself, where over 4 million tourists visited the country in 2015!
From a slew of the hottest F&B establishments to heritage sites that reflect impressive colonial architecture, here’s a guide to what the vibrant city has to offer:
1. Land of Festivals
Myanmar is called the Land of Festivals, and they were not exaggerating because it has festivals happening every month! Whether for cultural or religious reasons, festivals here are mostly organised on a nation-wide scale, so get ready to immerse yourself in it! Festivals specific to Yangon include the Shwedagon Pagoda Festival and the Full Moon of Tazaungmone. Grab your Lunar Calendar if you are planning to attend one because these colourful festivals are usually held on the full moon of each month!