Su Zin Pet Hotel

Spa | Daycare | Taxi Service | pet Burial and cremation No. 1392, Padouk Myaing Street, 41-wards, North Dagon Township, Yangon. Phone: 09 782000 916

Sule Pagoda

Sule Pagoda is situated right in the center of Yangon. The Sule Pagoda is said to be over 2,000 years old and to enshrine a hair of Buddha. Its ‘Mon’ name ‘Kyaik Athok’ translates as “the pagoda where a Sacred Hair Relic is enshrined.” The pagoda is unusual in that its octagonal shape continues right up to the bell and […]

Taukkyan War Cemetery

Taukkyan War Cemetery is on Pyay road about 25 kilometers north of town on the drive to Bago. This Neoclassical cemetery contains the graves of 6,374 named soldiers who died in the Second World War, the graves of 52 soldiers who died in Burma during the First World War, an additional 867 graves of unidentified soldiers, and memorial pillars with the […]


To protect themselves from being sunburned, Myanmar men, women, and children smear their faces in fragrant Thanaka paste made from Thanaka tree bark. Thanaka is a yellowish-white paste that is smeared on faces and arms. the creamy paste is made from ground up bark. It is worn to protect skin from burning and darkening in the sun. The fragrance closely […]

Thandaung Gyi

A unique mountain retreat. Colonial History* Founded in 1852, Thandaung Gyi is a picturesque mountain town situated in the northern mountains of Kayin state. A 5-6 hour drive from Yangon, it sits at 4,820 feet above sea level. Because of its temperate climate  it was originally used by the British as a hill station and summer resort. The architecture of […]


The Blind Tiger

The Blind Tiger is a perfect destination after dining at Gekko. From their website After spending five months lurking in the undergrowth The Blind Tiger emerged from the jungle at a new downtown location. Its exile has resulted in a leaner, more modern and “more mature” speakeasy-style bar that maintains all of its best characteristics whilst offering some new delights. […]

Tomb of the Last Mughal Emperor of India

The last Emperor of India, Bhadur Shah Zafar was exiled to Burma and died in 1862, in Yangon far from his throne in Delhi. The exact location of his tomb was kept as a secret for many years. It was only in 1991, the site was finally rediscovered. The tomb may not remain for long in Myanmar; in 2013 a […]


Union Bar

An upscale bar with down-home food and amazing cocktails. Operated by 57 Below.

Wired on 39

Wired on 39 is a wonderful art gallery in downtown Yangon. The owner, Don Wright, is a photographer and sculptor. For 50,000 Kyat Don will guide you on a photo tour across the river to Dala. Dala is an idyllic rural community a stone’s throw from the bustling metropolis of Yangon. Don takes care of all the transportation costs, from […]

Yangon Bakehouse

The Yangon Bakehouse & training cafe is run by women for women. Their mission is to empower women with training, skills, and education.  Located in the Pearl Condo complex, the Yangon Bakehouse has a small cafe space where they serve breakfast, lunch, and coffee all day. Their bread alone is worth the trip, and as a bonus, they have the […]

Yangon Circular Train

The Yangon Circle train is a really old train that does a 50 kilometer loop around Yangon – at parts the scenery is very rural and it takes about three hours to do the full loop. The train leaves from Yangon Central Station and costs a dollar, but it’s possible to jump off at any station and see where you […]

Yangon City Zoo

The Yangon city Zoois the oldest and the second largest zoo in Myanmar. Located immediately north of downtown Yangon near Kandawgyi Lake

Yangon Door 2 Door

Yangon Door 2 Door is the best restaurant delivery service in Yangon. The service can be used via their website, or from your phone on their app.

Yangon Equestrian Club

The horse racing track at Kyaikasan in Yangon doesn’t see much action, but it is a place where you can hire a horse and take a riding lesson or go for a ride around the grounds independently. Riding is also offered at Yangon’s Myayeiknyo Hotel.

Yangon Heritage Trust

Walking Tours are on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Both routes are available in the morning (9am) and afternoon (4pm/3pm in December and January). Each tour lasts approximately 2.5 hrs. All proceeds from the tour go towards YHT’s continued advocacy for the protection of Yangon’s unique urban heritage. Price – USD 30 per person. Contact – here.

Yangon Taxi’s

For personal travel, taxis are available and can be hailed by a hotel concierge. Most taxi drivers speak enough English to understand locations and addresses. I have found it is useful to show the driver my destination on a map prior to negotiating a price for the trip. Concierges can also assist in providing directions. Taxis are variable quality in […]


Yangoods has shops in several locations across Yangon, with stores in Bagan and Mandalay as well. From their website: Yangoods is a lifestyle brand that specializes in the blending of historical art with 21st century sensibilities to revitalize Myanmar’s heritage.