Myanmar (Burma) - Yangon & Around (Chapter)
This is the Yangon & Around chapter from Lonely Planet’s Myanmar (Burma) guidebook.
Former capital Yangon is emerging in to an era of glittering possibilities. With vibrant streets lined with food vendors, colourful open-air markets and some of the most impressive colonial architecture you’ll find in Southeast Asia, there are many reasons to visit.
- offer a slack-jawed prayer of wonder at the Shwedagon Paya, the pyramid of gold that is the Burma of old
- view grand colonial architecture on a walking tour of downtown Yangon
- pick up some Burmese-style slippers or a longyi (sarong-style lower garment) at Bogyoke Aung San Market
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: When to Go, Yangon & around, Bago Region, Ayeyarwady Region.
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