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You're Going to Love Yangon

The one-time capital of Myanmar, Yangon is still its cultural and commercial hub. The city's many cultural sites appeal to visitors from all over the world, yet Yangon is also so big that there's still a chance to get a glimpse of authentic Burmese urban culture today.

Best known for the 300-foot-tall gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon is also home to fantastically huge Buddha statues, beautiful lakeside parks, and bustling markets. In Chinatown, for example, markets and fairs bring the streets to a boil as shoppers and clubbers make their way through the crowded alleys.

Whether you're looking to shop for unique handicrafts, visit history museums, or try new food, you won't leave Yangon disappointed.

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When to Visit Yangon

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As with much of Southeast Asia, winter months are the best time to visit, as they are neither scorching hot like summer, nor insufferably wet like monsoon season. Average temperatures in January hover just under 80 degrees.

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Where to Stay in Yangon

Yangon is a massive city, with five million inhabitants and few skyscrapers to maximize urban density. Hotels are not as cheap as one would expect, and there is often a trade-off between noise and location in the city center. All hotels include breakfast. Good budget options include the Pickled Tea Hostel and the Okinawa Guest House. Mid-range prices can be found at the Eastern Hotel, while luxury can be found at the Savoy Hotel.

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Shopping Streets

Yangon is renowned for its handicrafts, gems, and clothing, and you can find all three at the Bogyoke Aung San Market. A wide variety of lacquer ware and wood carvings can be purchased here. Prices vary greatly from vendor to vendor and haggling is typically a must. For the sake of comparison, tailored shirts run about K50,000 in Yangon.

Groceries and Other

Street vendors sell a wide variety of fruit and nuts in Yangon, while convenience stores abound. A pound of apples will run you about K2700, while a loaf of bread costs K752.

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Cheap meal
C$ 3.54
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
C$ 59.92
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.26
C$ 3.07

Where to Eat in Yangon

No trip to Yangon is complete without a few meals purchased from street vendors. However, restaurants also have plenty of authentic flavors. Biryani (a mixed rice dish) is a popular dish. Seven One One Restaurant offers a unique blend of Indian and Burmese food, while the 999 Shan Noodle Shop has great noodles. Expect a meal to run from K3,000 - K5,000.