Yangon, formerly Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in November 2005. Today, with a population of over 5 million people, it remains the largest city and main economic hub of Myanmar. Yangon’s former name is not the only victim of symbolic changes in this country. For one, the country’s name has been changed. To add up to this identity crisis going on in this country, this city has been stripped of its capital status, the capital relocated to a secluded new site called Naypyidaw built from scratch. The flag too has been changed, recently redesigned in 2010, replacing the old one which replaced another one slightly more than a decade earlier.
Our guide will pick you up at the hotel at 8:00am. In the Morning, you can experience by riding Circular Train - the true essence of local life in Yangon as you travel for one hour through the city’s rural landscape.
Our guide will pick you up at the hotel at 8am. Then you will start your city tour. First, head to Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha - this 72m long Buddha image is one of Myanmar’s more revered reclining Buddha.