Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is the largest city and main economic hub of Myanmar. It is located at the convergence of the Yangon and Bago Rivers. It is a cosmopolitan city which still maintains its colonial charm with wide tree lined avenues, tranquil lakes, and gracious turn of the century architecture.
The magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda dominates the city skyline, while at street level Yangon is a paradise for hunting out a variety of exotic arts and crafts. Among the many attractions and sites in Yangon are the Sule Pagoda, People’s Park and a trip on the Circular Train. At night time Chinatown comes alive with its pungent aromas and delicious street food.
Things to See & Do
* Shwedagon Paya – Pagoda
* Sule Pagoda
* People’s Park
* The Circular Train
* The Dallah Ferry – village across the river from Yangon
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – kyat (K) (MMK)
Language – Burmese
Population – 4,350,000 approx
Land Area – 231.2 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus six and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – +95
Port Location – The port is located on the right (western) bank of the Irrawaddy River, across and just south of Allanmyo, between Pyay (Prome) and Magway.