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Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, has so much to offer. A visit isn't complete without seeing Shwedagon Pagoda but this isn't the only thing to see. As well as the lake area, a giant reclining Buddha and other zones of religious import, there is just so much life going on. Walk the busy market streets, sit in a cafe and enjoy Burmese tea, take the ferry across to Dala or spend a morning on the circle line train? Don't write this city off simply as a start or end point.

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Accommodation in Yangon is quite spread out, so if you are flying in it is advised to try and book in advance either by telephone or email. All of the staff that we encountered spoke reasonably good English. Some hotels will offer air-port pick-up as well, though this is reflected in their price; so if you intend to stay for several nights, it is better to organise this yourself. 
There are always others that have landed and willing to share a ride into town ($10/ 7,000Ks 4 people sharing). More and more hotels have Wi-Fi and some offer an internet service.

Our NEW hotels are not yet listed in other travel guides.

Aung Tha Pyay Hotel NEW
Address: 74, 38th Street
Prices from: Double room $55
Includes: All std hotel amenities (no breakfast)
Tel: (+95) 01 378 663 Email: AungThaPyayHotel@gmail.com 
Web: www.AungThaPyayHotel.com
Only opened in November 2012 with fresh paint, fresh staff and an absolute air of cleanliness and professionalism. You may look at the price and think it’s high, but when you compare it to the hotels in the area that are either asking much more, or charging just a few dollars less and giving a lot less, it’s not a bad call. That said, we've been told the rooms to the rear offer a "less than savoury" view of swamp land.

Beautyland Hotel II 
Address: 188, 33rd Street
Prices from: Single $30, Double $40
Includes: En-suite, Wi-Fi, breakfast, AC
Tel: (951) 240 054 Email: beautyland@goldenlandpages.com Web: goldenlandpages.com/beauty/ 
An extra $2 for a single or a double will get you a window to the outside world, though you’ll not get much of a view. The hotel staff are nothing but honest and straight talking.

Central Hotel
Address: 335-357 Bogyoke Aung San road
Prices from: Twin rooms from $80
Includes: AC, TV, Mini bar
Tel: +951 241 001 Email: central.ygn@mptmail.net.mm Web: www.centralhotelyangon.com
Centrally located with big clean rooms. This hotel is particularly recommended by the government of Myanmar in its “Visit Myanmar2011” guidebook.

Cherry Guest House
Address: 278/300 Maha Bandoola Garden St
Prices from: Single $20, Double $25, Triple $38
Includes: breakfast, Wi-Fi, AC
Tel: 09 534 0623 Email: cherry.gesthouse@gmail.com
Situated on the 4th floor, this has a Thai feel to it. Modern, clean and well thought out. The single/ double rooms though don’t have windows. There is a lift to take you up and down to the 4th floor.

Daddy’s home 
Address: 107 Kon Zay Dan St. 
Prices from:  Single $18, Double $20, Triple $
Includes: breakfast, AC, shared bathroom
Tel: 01 252 169 Email: DaddyHomeHotel@gmail.com Web:
We’ve heard of people walking away at the old prices! Still, if you’re on a tight budget, possibly the best priced budget hotel in the area. They have an interesting breakfast option that changes day-by-day.

Golden Star
Address: Merchant Road
Situated between 26th and Kon Zay Dan St, Golden Star is recommended by Daddy’s Hotel when they are full. IT was mid-day when we visited and since we didn’t have closed-foot shoes, long trousers nor a flashlight, we decided not to venture into the rubbish strune stairwell. Myanmar or India?

Hninn Si Budget Inn NEW
Address: 213 Bo Ta Tuang Pagoda Rd
Prices from: Single $20, Double $27, Triple $35
Includes: breakfast, AC, Wi-Fi, TV/ Lounge area, bottled water
Tel: (951) 203 475 Email: HninnSi.BudgetInn@gmail.com Web: http://hninnsibudgetinn.com
This place only opened in November and is bright, tidy and clean. The rooms don’t have windows but they have used the lighting better than most and the rooms are bright and comfortable. Shared bathrooms with 3 toilets and showers on each floor. They have a fridge/ freezer in the reception area for guests to use. SIM cards available from their shop, downstairs for $23.

May Fair Inn
Address: 57 38th St.
Prices from: Single $15, Double $24, Triple $30
Includes: Fan/ AC, en-suite, hot water
Tel: 01 253 454 Email: maytinmg@gmail.com/ mayfair-inn@myanmar.com.mm 
A very friendly service with a large communal reception area. Some rooms have windows, some don’t. The prices are fixed the same nonetheless. The location is good, with several bar/ restaurants in the area and just a short walk to temples and supermarkets. Bookings not accepted during peak season (September to May).

May Shan Hotel
Address: 115, Sule Pagoda Road
Prices from: Single £$5/45, Double $45/55, Triple $69/79 (L/H Season)
Includes: breakfast, AC, attach bathroom, TV, phone, free Wi-Fi in lobby
Tel: 01 252 986 Email: info@mayshan.com Web: www.mayshan.com
May Shan have their own generator, transformer, lift and convenient car parking. Their location is located heart of the city. There is a free Wi-Fi at the lobby area.

Mother land Inn 2
Address: 343 Lower Pazundaung Rd
Prices from: Dorm $10 Single $22, Double $25, Triple $34
Includes: “unlimited” breakfast, airport pick-up/ drop-off (6am or 6pm)
Tel: 01 291 343 Email:  Web: www.MyanmarMotherLandInn.com
It’s not possible to reserve beds in the dorm area and prices vary according to the standard of the room.
Negative is that it is an extra 20-30 minutes from the start of the main town. Our advice is to book on-line (pretty much when you book your flights) and use this as a smooth introduction to Myanmar.

Ocean Pearl Inn
Address: 215 Bo Ta Tuang Pagoda Rd
Prices from: Single $25, Double $30, Triple $35
Includes: breakfast, hot water, TV, fridge, AC, safety-deposit and airport pick-up
Tel: 01 297 007 Email: Poo.kk@gmail.com oceanpel@myanmar.com.mm
Web: www.OceanPearlInn.com
One of the nicer hotels for those on a budget. Quick response to emails and in a reasonable location for the tourist sites. For your money, I don’t think you’ll get better. 

Okinawa Guest House
Address: 64 32nd St 
Prices from: Single $22, Double $30, Triple $
Includes: breakfast
Tel: 061 650 57 Email: Web:
I think we did well prising the above out of the front desk. D- for hotel reception. We’re told that they have very clean rooms with a nice interior, but since we were also told that there staff are very friendly? Not sure.

Sunflower Inn
Address: 259/ 263 Anawrahta Rd
Prices from: Double/ twin $23
Includes: AC, Wi-Fi
Tel: +951 252 986 Email: Myanmarsunflower@gmail.com Web: www.myanmarsunflower.com
Within walking distance of the train station $23 gets you a twin/ double with a shared bathroom (non-Western) and for +$5 you can get en-suite. A good location but small stuffy rooms.

Three Seasons Hotel
Address: 83-85 52nd St.
Prices from:  Single $, Double $30, Triple $
Includes: breakfast, airport transfer, fan, 
Tel: 01 283 304 Email: Phyuaung@mptmail.net.mm Web:
Add an extra $5 on to a room price if you want to see the world outside (have a window). Room are big and also have a refrigerator. A homely communal reception area.

Tokyo Guest House
Address: 200 Vo Aung Kyaw Street
Prices from: Single $10, Double $35, Triple $50 
Includes: breakfast, AC, Wi-Fi
Tel: 01 386 828 Email: TokyoGuestHouse.yangon@gmail.com
Shared bathroom facilities but a very comfortable living area to relax in.

White House Hotel
Address: 69/71 Kon Zay Dan St. 
Prices from:  Single $25, Double $35, Triple $50
Includes:  En-suite, Wi-Fi, breakfast, AC
Tel: 01 240 780 Email: whitehouse.mm@gmail.com Web:
Without a doubt, they have the most useful tourist map in town. Step back in time as you enter the large lobby area.

Have you stayed in any of the above, or do you have information relating to any other hotels in Yangon that you could share with other travellers? If so, please email us the basic information.
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Eating and Drinking
It can be a little daunting finding food at night if you are in one of the more remote hotels. Check out our city map for a little guidance. If in doubt though, head to any Dagon Beer or Myanmar Beer sign and they will no doubt do some basic fare. Street food vendors tend to start late afternoon to early evening. Otherwise, check out our map and head towards one of the main streets.

    7 Colours Restaurant Bar
Address: Anawratha/ 49th St
Local beer for 1,400Ks and mains from 1,800Ks this local’s bar is well worth the visit. The staff are very friendly and keen to teach you their language.

    50th Street Bar
Address: 50th St/Merchant
Prices from: Starters/ Sides 1,500Ks, Mains 2,500Ks, Water Ks, Myanmar Beer 2,00Ks
A trendy looking bar for Yangon. A little bit out of the way, but a great bar with a nice atmosphere if you’re missing all of that. Traveller update “felt like you stepped back into the Western world. The prices also reflect this. Kind of a weird experience, but if you're missing a pub and some serious Western food like lamb chops and mashed potatoes, may be worth a try. We didn't eat, but had good wine and good chocolate mousse dessert at Western prices. Sometimes, just gotta satisfy that craving :)”

    Bharat Restaurant
Address: Mahabandoola Rd/ 40th St
Just The smell of the Biryani being served is enough to entice you into this place. Serving from lunchtime until the pot is empty. Get it whilst you can.

    Cafe Aroma
Address: Sule Paya Rd
Prices from: Starters/ Sides Ks, Mains Ks, Water Ks, Myanmar Beer 1,800Ks
Good coffee from 1400Ks/ cappuccino 1800

    Danuphyu Daw Saw Yee Myanmar Restaurant
Address: 175/ 177 29th St.
Prices from: Starters/ Sides Ks, Mains Ks, Water Ks, Myanmar Beer 1,800Ks
Good food but ended up quite expensive, confirm prices before ordering

    Garden Restaurant
Address: 38th St.
Prices from: Starters/ Sides Ks, Mains 2,000Ks, Water Ks, Myanmar Beer 2,000Ks
Reasonable local food just a few doors away from the Mayfair Inn. The staff are very friendly and helpful if you want to start your language lessons for Myanmar.

    Mother land Inn 2
Address: 343 Lower Pazundaung Road
Prices from: Starters/ Sides 1,500Ks, Mains 2,000Ks, Water 300Ks, Myanmar Beer 2,000Ks
The breakfast area of this hotel doubles up as a restaurant in the evening. Seats inside and out-front of the building. With nothing much else within a 20 minute walk you’ll find quite a few of the hotel’s guests dining and drinking here. So if you’re travelling alone and in need of some company, it’s not a bad destination.

    New Delhi Restaurant
Address: Anawratha Rd
Prices from: Starters/ Sides 500Ks, Mains 2,000Ks, Water 300Ks
Very tasty south Indian dishes served on a thali style tray. Healthy-portions of various curries subsequently come with a selection of tasty side dishes that are topped up as you eat. If you’re not sure about this place, then try getting a seat after prayer has finished at the local temple; it’s impossible! Fork and spoons given out, or go Indian and get stuck in with your fingers; either way, be prepared to be licking them clean in satisfaction. Extra rice given for 300Ks making this a monster feast for very little. 

    Nilar Biriyani
Address: Anawratha Rd/ 31st
Though for food from 1,800Ks the food is good, it just misses something. The lack of locals and mass of foreigners made us think that those subtle additions that you get in other Indian restaurants close by (spices, dips etc) means that this is a blander version created for foreigners?

    Sports Bar
Address: Strand Road (nr Jetty)
Prices from: Starters/ Sides 1,300Ks, Mains 2,500Ks, Water 300Ks, 
Myanmar Beer 1,200Ks, Draught 600Ks. 
Ok, it’s called a sports bar but the only reason is, is because the owner likes sport?!?! There are several screens inside but really it’s more of a food/ beer and show bar. 

    Tea House
There are quite a few different tea houses around all with their own little quirk. We’ve shown just a few to give you a sense of direction on our maps.

    Tokyo Donut
Address: Mahabandoola Rd
Prices from: Starters/ Sides Ks, Mains Ks, Water Ks, Myanmar Beer 1,800Ks
They have free Wi-Fi and decent coffee 500Ks (on Mahabandoola road, near Sule Paya)

    Y2T2 & 515
Address: Merchant Street & 38th
Prices from: Starters/ Sides 1,000Ks, Mains 2,000Ks, Water Ks, Myanmar Beer 1,200Ks
Two bar/ restaurants for the price of one! On Merchant street, you’ll get more of a local bar/ dining atmosphere and just around the corner on 38th (the backs join up) you have a bigger restaurant. Both show live sports (including Premiership football, Grand Prix etc.) whilst 38th street has a screen showing satellite movie channels.

    Zero Zone Rock Restaurant
Address: 4th Floor, 2 Thiengyi Zei Market
Prices from: Starters/ Sides 1,800Ks, Mains 2,500Ks, Water Ks, Draught Beer 700Ks
A rooftop bar that unfortunately doesn’t really give you any great sunset photographs. So no need to rush there. A nice vibe and a great way to entertain yourself whilst you try to understand how the “singers” get awarded glittery-scarfs as a medal; for a great performance?

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Yangon Airport
Expect to pay around $8-10 or 7,000Ks travelling in either direction. If you are looking to share a taxi, get your group together before approaching the taxi.

Bus Prices and information
There is a 200Ks charge to get into Aung Mingalar Bus Station which your driver will expect you to pay. You can catch a bus from this “bus village” to the main destinations in Myanmar. It really is a village though (bigger than Kalaw and Bagan!) so make sure you know where you are going to. Most people take a taxi from Yangon (7,000Ks) but another option is to take the circle line and then a taxi from there – worth thinking about if you are rushing through Yangon. Prices and times vary depending upon the company that you use (or which your hotel uses).

As a guideline consider:
Yangon – Mandalay, depart 1930, arrive 0930, 10,500Ks
Yangon – Kalaw/ Inle Lake area, depart 1700, arrive 0300/ 0500, 11,000Ks
Yangon – Bagan, depart 0800/ 1800, arrive 2000/ 0500, 15,000Ks
There are rest-stops approx. every 3 hours. On the main highway these are very lavish affairs indeed. Some of the more luxurious buses supply warm blankets but not all. Some buses can be very cold indeed. If you are travelling at night on a bus, then consider booking your hotel in advance since some buses arrive in the early hours of the morning.

As always, head to Seat61 for up-to-date train information.

Yangon to Bago
0600, 0715, 0800, 1100 Upper $3, Std. $1
Circle line $1

$4 per person return to Dala

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We’ve only commented on the sites that our travellers have visited. There are more listed for Yangon on-line. If you’re bored of walking and want to try something different, then get the ferry across the river.. and back or sit and watch the corn-hawkers fend of the pigeons on Merchant Street; a nice place to see life in Yangon.

    Botataung Paya
Admission: $3
Address: Strand Road
They have done away with the individual charge for the use of a camera and combined this with the previous entry fee. You’re also given a very informative leaflet about the history of the Paya and its contents.

Botataung Paya is a shrine with hollow passages inside to walk through. The name Botahtaung means "a thousand military leaders". This pagoda was named after the 1,000 military leaders who escorted the sacred hair relics of Buddha, brought from India over two thousand ago. Inside the pagoda, there are glass showcases containing many ancient relics and donated artefacts sealed but visible inside the shrine. The original shrine was destroyed during the World war II bombing. Present day structure is built over the old original one. Above this interesting interior, the golden pagoda spire rises to 132 feet (40 meters). 

    Chaukhtatgyi Paya
Admission: Free
Address: Shwegondine Road
This is a Buddha of colossal size; the eye lashes of this reclining Buddha are over 30cm in length.
Located 10 minutes away from down-town, and 5 minutes from the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the 72 meters long reclining Buddha image is the biggest colossal reclining Buddha image in Myanmar. Originally built in 1907, it has suffered damage due to climate over the years. In 1957, it was demolished and rebuilt to this structure and completed in 1966. The uniqueness of the image is the glass mosaic on the sole of its feet representing the 108 special characteristics of the Buddha.

Ferry: $4 per person, return.
The ferry runs pretty much non-stop until after sun-set. You can hire a trishaw for around 1,000Ks for 50 minutes. Of if you just fancy a walk around, as you exit the ferry area and passed the taxis and motorbikes (you’ll not see any of these in Yangon!), take a right-turn onto Yatza Thingyan Rd and walk to the Yahaman Mosque and Sri Maha Temple. Follow the road up and take a left back towards the Buddhist temple of snakes. Cross over at the main junction and walk along Shin Saw Pu St. and you’ll find another Paya and temple.

    Kandawgyi Lake/ Karaweik Hall
Admission: $2 or 2,000Ks
It’s a nice walk and a peaceful escape from the noise of the city, even though there is a main road running alongside in parts. A nice spot for a picnic one would say!

Karaweik Hall is one of the landmarks of Yangon, standing in the Kandawgyi Lake(Royal Lake ). This modern architecture is built in the shape of the mythical creature Karaweik bird. It has 3 floors including a ceremonial hall. This wholly gilded building is about 40 years old.
Updated: Andrea Grixti Jan 2013

    National Museum
Admission: $5/ 4,500Ks
Address: Pyay Road
Some points of interest but don’t put it high on your list if you only have a day or so in Yangon. Poor lighting and only the second floor really that interesting. Photography inside the museum is not allowed. A locker is provided free of charge just after purchasing your ticket.

    Ngahtatgyi Paya
Admission: $2
Address: Shwegondine Road
Well worth the trip to get there. This seated Buddha is quite breath-taking. Your $2 goes to the upkeep of the paya and you get a free bottle of water!

    Shwedagon Paya
Admission: $5
Address: Shwedagon Pagoda Road
Ticket office is at the top of the steps. Take your shoes off BEFORE you step into the compound. If you use the shoe-stations at the entrances, you will be asked for a “donation”. These stalls are in fact shops.

Towering to a height of 326 feet on Theingottara hill, dominates Yangon. Visitors to Myanmar are awe-struck on seeing the magnificence and splendor of this golden shrine, the prominent landmark visible from miles around, where the holy hair relics of the Buddha were enshrined more than 2,500 years ago . Ralph Fitch, the first Englishman to arrive in Myanmar's in 1558, comment: " it is called Dagon and is of a wonderful bigness, and all gilded from the foot to the topped - it is the fairest place, as I suppose, that is in the world." Rudyard Kipling inscribed "this most famous of all Myanmar shrines as a golden mystery lofty on the horizon, a beautiful wonder that blazed in the sun," in his letters from the east published in 1889. In his Gentleman in the Parlor, Somerset Maugham, at his first sight of the Pagoda was inspired to write that the superb, glistening, golden Shwedagon rising superbly upwards, was ". Like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul. It is the most venerable pagoda in Southeast Asia.

    Sule Paya
Admission: $2
Address: Sule Paya/ Mahabandoola Road
The landmark at the Yangon City center and symbol of downtown Yangon is situated right at the heart of the city. The Sule Pagoda is said to be over 2,000 years old, enshrining a hair relics of the Buddha. The golden pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the top terrace. It stands 46 meters (152 feet) high and is surrounded by small shops of all the familiar non-religious services such as astrologers, palmists, photo studios and watch repair. From there, you may observe the atmosphere of the Yangon center with crowed people from all walks of life in various trades, and busy traffic.

Local Information
The Salvation Army
Address: 176 Anawrahta St
Tel: 01 293 307 (ext. 11) Email: JohnnySan45@gmail.com
The local Salvation Army work with 3 different orphanages in the area. A boys, a girls and a mixed orphanage. If you have the time to visit to help with English lessons, or have been charitable enough to bring clothes/ reading books/ stationary from home or purchased locally, then please do get in touch with Capt. Johnny San and his lovely wife.

Kakunar Welfare Centre 
Email: MinAung203@googlemail.com Mobile: 09 421176927 
Min Aung works for Myanmar Dagon Travel & Tours on 33th street and spends a fair amount of his spare time teaching youngsters English at the Kakunar Welfare Centre close to town. Email him in advance if you have the time to visit. This is not part of the tour company.

    Internet Café’s
There are a lot of Internet café’s around the 38th street and Mahabandoola junction offering their services for 400Ks/ hour. So rather than spending 500Ks on a coffee and an intermittent link, you may consider this option.

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    A free shuttle bus has been introduced for AirAsia customers in Mandalay. This service provides a free bus transfer between Mandalay Airport to Mandalay Downtown and vice versa. 

    1. How much is the fare for the transfer bus? 
    It’s free for all AirAsia guest. 
    2. How do I get the free transfer? Who are entitled to the free service? 
    AirAsia guest can present their inbound boarding pass, flight itinerary and their passport. 
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    Almost Famous,
    Pai, Thailand:

    Toilet humour, bar humour and a great quiz.
    Posted 26 Jun 2013, 21:11 by Elli Murr
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