The crowded streets of Yangon nod to their colonial past while still paying homage to a culture steeped in tradition.
Start your day with a bowl of piping hot Mohinga, a rich fish stew considered to be the national dish of Myanmar. Following breakfast, head to Chaukhtatgyi Paya. Next head towards the golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda. Arguably the most impressive pagoda in Yangon. Finish your day with a drink at the Sky Bar, near the Sule Pagoda at the top of Sakura Tower for an impressive view of the golden pagoda lit up at night.
Start your day at the Bogyoke Aung San Market, where merchants have been selling traditional crafts, rare antiques and beautiful gems since 1926. Arrive early, since the first sale of the day is considered good luck—sellers are more willing to offer discounted prices before the day kicks off.
Hop aboard the Circle Train for a three-hour journey through the farms, suburbs and hillsides that lie beyond Yangon’s city limits.