Friday, July 19, 2019

Experience for those traveling to Yangon, Myanmar

After landing Yangon International Airport and then, taking a taxi to the city, you will quickly feel like that you are in the special place that is not familiar with others in the world. Let’s discover the city through traveling to Myanmar with all details about destinations and cuisine. Here we are:

Lack of the international brands but lots of parks, lakes, pagodas, busy streets and friendly people are what you will feel about Yangon. They are the typical features of Yangon which is the largest city and the ancient capital city of beautiful Myanmar

Famous tourist destinations

Shwedagon pagoda

Shwedagon pagoda is the most famous destination that any tourists will want to pay a visit to. Located on the hill, it is considered as the pride of Myanmar

Dagon, Yangon: ticket price: $5/foreign tourist

Thaketa crocodile farm

Thaketa crocodile farm is home to more than 200 kinds of crocodiles. You can feel scared when going through the bridge with underneath hundreds of crocodiles

Thaketa industrial zone, Thaketa town, Yangon: Ticket price: $1/person

Drug eradication museum

Built in late 1990s, the museum is the warning for local people about the consequences of drugs.

Kyunthaw and Hanthawaddy street corners, Kamayut town: Ticket price: $3/person

Shopping in Yangon

Bogyoke Aung San market

It is very famous market with all kinds of goods from garments, Burma traditional costume to souvenirs. You can find them in Bogyoke Aung San market

Bogyoke Aung San market, Kyauktada town, Yangon

Mingalar market

Located right on the Islam city, Mingalar is Myanmar’s traditional market

Address: Natmauk and Banyadala street corner, Mingalar Taung Nyunt town, Yangon

Yangon’s cuisine

Minn Lan Rakhine seafood restaurant

Minn Lan is the outdoor restaurant which serves the most delicious seafood dishes in Yangon. The specialty is Pandan shrimps and lobsters

Lobsters: 25.000kyats ($25)/kg

Fried seafood rice: 3.500kyats ($3.50)/dish

Minn Lan San Chaung, Baho and Kyi Tar street corner; +95 (0)1 510 285

Shwe Sa Bwe restaurant

Located on the north bank of Inya lake, Shwe Sa Bwe restaurant servers the customers Burma traditional dishes. Besides, it serves the dishes inspired from French cuisine

Set menu: 11.000kyats ($11)/2 persons; 14.000kyats ($14)/3 persons

Shwe Sa Bwe restaurant, 20 Malikha Street; +95 (0)1 661 983

Onyx restaurant

Opened since 2004, Onyx is the restaurant run by Korean boss serves the food of the West. On weekends, the restaurant is always occupied with customers

Beefsteak: 5.00 – 8.000kyats ($5-8)/portion

Wine: from 10.000kyats ($10)

Onyx restaurant, 135 Dhamazeddi Street; +95 (0)1 524 271

Yangon at night

If in the past, Yangon at night was pretty quiet and uninteresting, it is changing now. Bars, clubs mushroom everywhere and always serve tourists until midnight

There are many places you can visit when you stay overnight in Yangon such as 19th Street (on the middle of Anawratha Road and Mahabandoola Road), Latha Town, Yangon; Bar on Vista roof floor (Vista Bar, 168 West Shwegondine, Bahan, Yangon; +95 (0)1 559 481); 50th Street Bar (9/13, 50th Street, Botahtaung, Yangon; +95 (0)1 397 060)

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