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Yangon (Rangoon)

Yangon holidays


The former capital Rangoon – now known as Yangon – is the largest and most important commercial centre in Burma. Filled with buildings from the colonial era, the city serves as an evocative reminder of Britain's former power and current legacy.

The city is home to more than five million people and more old colonial buildings than any other city in South East Asia. From glistening pagodas to Hindu temples, Chinese markets to crowded tearooms, it's filled with great character and there is a sizeable amount to discover, making it perfect for a few days' exploring either side of a wider luxury Burma holiday.


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Top places to stay in Yangon (Rangoon)

The Strand Hotel, Yangon

The Strand, Yangon

Traditional hotel

Highly acclaimed as one of Southeast Asia’s leading luxury hotels, this iconic offering has been a city landmark since 1901 when it was opened by the hoteliers behind Raffles, Singapore.

Savoy Hotel, Yangon

The Savoy, Yangon

Traditional hotel

Arranged around a pool, this colonial gem is a slice of leafy quiet next to Yangon’s city centre icon, the giant Shwedagon Pagoda.

R.V. Princess Panhwar

RV Princess Panhwar, Myanmar

Luxury cruise ship

This luxury Irrawaddy cruise combines Myanmar’s highlights with an authentic insight into the more rural side of the country.

Where to go in Yangon (Rangoon)

Shwedagon Pagoda

Rangoon is renowned for its sparkling pagodas, towering testaments to the Burmese commitment to Buddhism. These sacred skyscrapers are dotted all around the city but none demand more attention than the Shwedagon Pagoda, the tallest of them all.

When to go to Yangon (Rangoon)

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U Bein Bridge near Mandalay

Myanmar (Burma) – A Traveller’s Guide

Regularly topping people's lists of dream destinations, Myanmar (Burma) is one of the world's most exciting destinations. It has recently opened its doors to more accessible forms of tourism, meaning you can enjoy this evocative, mysterious country easier than before.

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