With its wide streets, parks and lakes, Yangon has the sleepy charm of a provincial town while still being home to over 4 million people. Whilst no longer holding the title of capital city, Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is nonetheless the ideal starting point to any journey through Burma.
No stay in this fascinating city would be complete without a visit to the stunning and much revered Shwedagon Pagoda. Undeniably the centrepiece of the Rangoon, the lustrous golden stupa is visible from all corners of the city and is a spectacular sample of Burmese temple architecture and the country’s holiest Buddhist shrine. Much of Yangon’s allure stems from its colourful street life: food hawkers on the pavements, gems in the gem market; rickshaw drivers in striped longyis (sarongs) peddling lazily through tree-lined streets; and people drinking endless cups of sweet, milky tea at roadside tea stalls. Down on the waterfront, you can explore the ancient winding streets home to some stunningly preserved British colonial-era architecture, with tumbledown mansions rubbing shoulders with traditional Burmese houses.
Belmond Governor's Residence
An elegant 1920s teak mansion in the heart of Yangon's Embassy Quarter, Belmond Governor’s Residence is perfectly positioned to explore all the cultural treasures that Yangon has to offer including the Shwedagon pagoda and lively Bogyoke Market.
The Chatrium Royal Lake Yangon
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Perched on the banks of the beguiling Kandawgyi Lake with sweeping views of the resplendent Shwedagon Pagoda, The Chatrium is a tranquil retreat in the heart of Yangon. Old world allure blends with modern luxury for a care free stay in Myanmar’s capital.
The Strand Hotel
The Strand is a three-storey Victorian-style hotel located in the heart of downtown Yangon with a rich and colorful history dating back to 1901.
Savoy Hotel Yangon
The Savoy Yangon is a boutique hotel known for its old world charm and character and service with a smile. Located in the delightful area of Yangon with views of the Shwedagon Pagoda, it makes an ideal base to acquaint yourself with the local culture.
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach
Experience the best of Burma on this 12 night itinerary, combining must-see highlights with some of the country’s most spoiling hotels. Soar above the temples of Bagan, sip wine overlooking Inle lake and relax on one of South East Asia’s best beaches.
Yangon, Bagan, Private Irrawaddy Cruise, Mandalay, Inle Lake & Ngapali Beach
This epic itinerary showcases the best that Myanmar has to offer from its luxury hotels to its unique and exclusive experiences. This is truly Myanmar in style, as you venture from Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Ngapali Bay with an added beautiful cruise along the Irrawaddy accompanied by the very best guides in the country.
Family Fun in Myanmar
Yangon, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Yandabo, Bagan & Ngapali
Take the family on a truly epic adventure through Myanmar with this brilliant itinerary, designed specially with teenagers in mind. Trek through remote villages to meet tribal hill people, feed elephants, cycle through Bagan, meet Buddhist Monks collecting alms, take a private cruise on the Irrawaddy and to finish it all off, enjoy some fantastic...
Cruising the Irrawaddy in Style
Yangon, Mandalay, Irrawaddy River, Bagan
Cruise the Irrawaddy River in comfort and style aboard The Strand Cruise, combining onshore excursions, must-see sights and the height of onboard luxury as you sail from culture-rich Mandalay to the archaeological wonder of Bagan.