Looking for things to do in Yangon rather than old classical activities. And yes these are taking the world’s cheapest train tour, walking around the neighborhood to learn how locals live, taking part in the traditional cooking class arranged in the local homes and eat together with hosts. Many of these you will never forget the authentic experiences.
Brief about Yangon
Yangon, once the former capital of Myanmar is now the commercial hub with the largest population of 4.4 million and it covers the area of 598 square kilometer. Yangon is green with large trees surrounded by two big lakes. It is located on the mouth of Yangon river which is one of the important river for commodities transporting up and down to the country. The city is itself is the most multiethnic, cosmopolitan and interesting with hundreds of colonial buildings which last only in one of the fewest cities in Asia to see.
Three kinds of public transportation used in Yangon are Yangon Bus Services, Circular Train and Water Bus. All of these can spend less than a dollar for commuting.
Unlike in the old time, you can exchange Dollars, Euros, Yen and Singapore dollars almost in all banks and currency exchange counter. Besides, there are no more price difference between official exchange counter and in the black market.
You can find many kinds of restaurants, bars and snack stalls every where in the city. Street food are one of a kind that you should never miss. Some of the National dishes or snacks are Mohinga (fish soup with rice noodle), Shan noodles, Burmese flat bread (nan) and chicken peas, pickled tea leaf salad and chicken and gourd curry.
Popular things to do in Yangon:-
Enjoying sunset on the platforms of magnificent Shwe Dagon Pagoda
Taking ferry ride to Dala and explore the surroundings
Touring the morning local market to see fresh vegetables and poultry
Riding trishaw in the downtown to see all the colonial buildings
Experiencing Myanmar’s history, culture and heritages in the National museum
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