Naypyidaw, the national capital, is located 200 miles (322 kilometers) north of Yangon, while Chiang Mai lies 230 miles (370 kilometers) to the northeast.
Yangon features a range of great golf courses you won’t regret visiting if you would love hitting a ball in a scenic setting. Pay a visit to Myanmar Golf Club or Yangon Golf Club. If you’re looking for a little more putting and sand trap action, check out the fairways at the Okkalapa Golf.
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do in Yangon, take the family to the Myanmar Gems Museum and the National Museum of Myanmar. Examine the displays, study the collections or simply savor the quiet space.
Rest a while and spend some quality time outdoors in public parks and gardens such as People's Park and popular Maha Bandula Park. Spending a few hours enjoying these parks will ensure your visit to Yangon leaves a lasting and leafy impression.
If you love nature and wildlife, go and check out Hlawga National Park and Kandawgyi Nature Park, two protected reserves where locals and visitors love to visit to escape the city. These natural parks are delightful places where you can check out local animals and plants.
Discover the area’s birdlife with a visit to one of the local lakes like Inya Lake or as an alternative Kandawgyi Lake. Stroll around the water, do some fish spotting and if the sun is shining, cool off with a splash in the water.
Civic places and public squares are the ideal locations to observe the rhythms of a city; People's Square in Yangon is no exception. Enjoy a bite to eat, mingle with locals and other visitors, and you’ll soon understand why this square is so adored by Yangon residents.
Peer into the past lives of Yangon’s former rich and famous by visiting the city’s much-loved palace. Pay a visit to he well-preserved Karaweik Palace, where the cream of Yangon society once entertained their guests.
An iconic religious building, among the most popular of the many historic attractions in the city, is the St. Mary's Cathedral. Photograph the symbolic features of this captivating building, learn its story and discover why it is so popular with visitors to the area.