Yangon, Myanmar Travel Guide

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the former capital and by far the largest city in Burma/Myanmar. Since the semi-official tourism boycott was lifted in 2012 after the country started with democratic reforms, things have been changing rapidly. As of now the tourism infrastructure is weak compared to its Southeast Asian neighbors, but that’s part of the charm to some of the travelers who’ve already made a visit. Our friends at Travelfish have the best Burma travel guide to go along with their other expert SE Asia content.

Why Visit Yangon

Yangon Facts

Population 6,000,000
Area 6,000,000
Timezone UTC+6.5
Currency Burmese kyat
Airports Yangon International Airport (RGN)

Where to eat and drink in Yangon

Budget breakfastCheap noodle and soup dishes are easy to find at street stalls.$1.29 - $2.14
Budget lunchLocal restaurants cost more, but many great options are available from street vendors.$2.29 - $4.19
Budget dinnerAssuming a sit-down dinner, you can still eat cheaply if you stick to the Burmese specialties rather than tourist joints.$4.05 - $6.67
.7 liter bottle of Chinese beerMany Chinese brands are the cheapest suds you can find.$0.76 - $1.19
.7 liter bottle of Myanmar beerThe local lager is more expensive unless you buy it on tap "by the cup"$1.62 - $2.86
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When to visit Yangon

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Yangon Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:09am6:16pm
21 Jun5:33am6:41pm
21 Sep5:54am6:03pm
21 Dec6:30am5:37pm

Where to stay in Yangon

Yangon Hotel Seasons

Yangon Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar15.00 - 35.00
starstarstarstarstar17.00 - 45.00
starstarstarstarstar35.00 - 56.00
starstarstarstarstar93.00 - 193.00
starstarstarstarstar223.00 - 300.00
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Yangon Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed3.00 - 12.00

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