Best Things To Do In Yangon Myanmar
For many visitors, Yangon will be the first interaction they’ll have with Myanmar and it’s a fantastic starting point. Mandalay, while perhaps more familiar thanks to creatives like Kipling, just doesn’t possess the same number of sights – and dare I say buzz – as it’s southern sister, Yangon.
After several weeks in Southeast Asia, listening to other travellers liken Yangon to what Bangkok must have been like 20 years ago, I had a few pre-conceptions about the city before I touched down. But it took less than an hour in Yangon for me to reach a verdict: those people were wrong. Yangon felt a world apart from the rest of Southeast Asia.
Not unsurprisingly when you look at a map, it shares many more similarities with it’s western neighbour, India: the way it looks, the streets, the noise, the people, even the scent in the air. And there’s one thing I learned about my time in India – it may be packed and crumbling