Things To Do in Yangon

From popular tourist attractions such as Shwedagon Pagoda to some of the most enjoyable and best kept secrets, discover one of Asia’s most alluring cities and enjoy the many excellent attractions and things to do in Yangon.

Shopping

The city’s two biggest exports are textiles and jewels. Myanmar is renowned for its production of precious gems, such as rubies, sapphires and jade, and Yangon’s jewellery shops are an excellent place to find beautiful stones at a reasonable price. Textiles, clothes, silverware, lacquerware and antiques can be found in shops and stalls around Yangon, or all under one roof at the famous Bogyoke Market, which is undoubtedly the most popular retail destination in the city.

History & Culture

Yangon’s incredible heritage is evident from the moment travellers arrive in the city. The gleaming gold spires of the Shwedagon Pagoda and Sule Pagoda are the crown jewels of Yangon, dominating the skyline and taking top spot as the most popular tourist destinations in the city. 

Explore and visitors will find a curious mix of influences – Yangon’s connection to other cultures is as evident in the crowded streets of Chinatown as it is in the traditional architecture at City Hall.

Local Cuisine

One of the most popular things to do in Yangon is sample the incredible local cuisine. The food in Yangon is as varied as it is delicious – from sweet and spicy to hot and sour, the flavours and textures of Yangon’s most popular dishes offer an extensive list of foods and restaurants to try. For the best street eats, Chinatown’s 19th Street is a great place to start. From the rich decadence of Myanmar tea with sweetened condensed milk to a comforting bowl of Burmese chicken soup, the city’s traditional foods have withstood the test of time. For the adventurous, spicy fried pig’s ears and crispy fried insects are also worth a try.

Our centrally located Yangon hotel is the perfect base for exploring. Book your stay at the PARKROYAL Yangon today and enjoy unparalleled comfort and convenience in the heart of the city.

Chinatown

Located in the heart of downtown Yangon, the bustling streets are an eclectic mix of restaurants, game centres, cyber cafes, shops, jewellery stores, markets, temples and medicine shops

Discover one of the most dynamic cultural pockets of the city in Chinatown. Located in the heart of downtown Yangon, the bustling streets are an eclectic mix of restaurants, game centres, cyber cafes, shops, jewellery stores, markets, temples and medicine shops. Stretching from 17th to 24th streets and also encompassing Bo Ywe, Latha and Sint Oh Dan Streets, the area offers a glimpse of authentic China in Myanmar’s largest city.

The best time to visit Yangon’s Chinatown district is during its famous Chinese New Year celebrations; during the annual lunar holiday the streets are transformed into a sensory playground. Travellers can expect to see bright lanterns, parades, dragon dances and temple festivals.

Bogyoke Market Inatown

Boasting more than 2000 shops and a huge selection of handicrafts and souvenirs, Bogyoke Market is a one-stop shop in the heart of the city

Explore the labyrinth of stalls and uncover bargain treasures at Bogyoke Market. Boasting more than 2000 shops and a huge selection of handicrafts and souvenirs, Bogyoke Market is a one-stop shop in the heart of the city.

Cityhall

Explore one of Yangon’s most iconic cultural attractions at City Hall. It has been a prominent landmark since it was first constructed in 1936.

Explore one of Yangon’s most iconic cultural attractions at City Hall. The striking white heritage building is one of the best examples of Myanmar architecture and has been a prominent landmark since it was first constructed in 1936. Featuring traditional tiered roofs called pyatthat, the building was designed by Burmese architect U Tin, who also designed the Central Railway Station.

Getting to Yangon City Hall

Take a 10-minute stroll from PARKROYAL Yangon and find yourself at this iconic building. With spacious rooms, excellent amenities and an enviable location in the heart of the city, PARKROYAL Yangon stands out amongst other Yangon City Hall hotels. Book your stay today and explore the best of everything Myanmar's largest city has to offer.Centrally located in downtown Yangon, it is next to several important landmarks such as Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandula Park, High Court, and the Main Post Office.

Estimated Time Travel: About 10 minutes walking from PARKROYAL Hotel