Visit Yangon

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is the largest and most populous city in Myanmar. It is located on the Yangon River and has been a major trading port since the 18th century. The city combines traditional Burmese architecture with colonial-style buildings that reflect its British colonial history.

Within Yangon there are numerous tourist attractions to visit. A must-see is Shwedagon Pagoda, a Buddhist temple which stands 99 meters tall and dates back over 2,600 years. For those looking to explore history, the Bogyoke Aung San Museum offers an insightful look into Myanmar's independence movement in 1948.

The city was once home to one of the world's longest teakwood bridges - U Bein Bridge - which was constructed in 1850 from more than 1,000 recycled teak posts from an old royal palace in Amarapura. This bridge still stands today and spans across Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura Village making it an amazing site for tourists to visit.

Other places in Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda

Cities in Yangon

Rangoon, Yangon, Thongwa, Twante, Kayan, Kanbe, Syriam