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Yangon holidays

Once known as Rangoon and, until recently, Myanmar’s capital city, Yangon remains a fascinating holiday destination and the cultural and economic heart of the country. While much has changed since the country opened its doors to tourists, Yangon still boasts some of the finest colonial architecture on the continent and the golden domes of its many temples create a unique skyline. While the city’s many parks and open spaces offer respite from the busy downtown streets, the surrounding countryside also offers visitors the opportunity to experience rural life on the Yangon delta. 

With a holiday travel package to Yangon Qatar Airways Holidays, you can explore this historic and vibrant city without sacrificing any of the comfort or style of a luxury holiday.

  • Visit one of Buddhism’s most holy sites - the Shwedagon Paya – and marvel at its incredible opulence. Covered in 27 metric tons of gold leaf and reportedly home to eight strands of the Buddha’s own hair, this is one of Myanmar’s most impressive attractions.
  • Walk around the Mailamu Paya – a unique sculpture park in which Buddha’s life and religious philosophy are represented by a huge number of statues and displays.
  • Head on over to the waterside and TS1 Yangon – Myanmar’s first pop-up gallery and shop. With a focus on current events and culture in Myanmar, this a great place to catch an exhibition, book reading or film screening.
  • Explore the enormous number of shopping opportunities on offer. Head to Chinatown for antiques and memorabilia, or Bogyoke Aung San Market for handicrafts, art, and clothing. 
Holiday Packages

Yangon holiday Packages

Yangon is home to several premium quality hotels that provide excellent service and a stylish and comfortable room to retire to at the end of the day. With holiday packages to Yangon with Qatar Airways Holidays, you’ll experience all the luxury the city can provide and stay as close to the heart of the city as possible.

If you’re looking to explore the local cuisine, our culinary packages to Yangon are your best option. In recent years, the city has witnessed a huge increase in high quality local and international restaurants that showcase the region’s finest dishes. With an emphasis on fresh fish and a diverse range of influences that include Indian, Chinese, and Thai cooking, this is one local cuisine you don’t want to miss.

Good to know

  • Time Zone
    GMT+6:30 hours
  • Languages
    Burmese, with English spoken in main tourist areas
  • Dialing Code
  • Electricity
    230V 50Hz
  • Currency
    Burmese, with English spoken in main tourist areas
  • When to visit

    Yangon has a tropical climate, which divides the year into rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season typically runs from May to October. During this period, the average high sits at around 30°C. The dry season lasts from November to April. At this time, the average high ranges from 30°C to 37°C. Temperatures really begin to climb and are at their hottest in March and April.

  • Experiences

    Yangon holiday experiences

    • Cross the river to the small town of Dallah before jumping into a taxi and making your way to the town of Twante. Here, you’ll get a fantastic insight into what life is like on the Yangon Delta and be able to browse the town’s famous pottery stalls.
    • Catch a traditional Burmese puppet show and be amazed by the intricate puppet design and playful stories. If you enjoy it, you can even have your own puppet made by a local master puppet maker.
    • Head out to the rural backlands of Kayin State, where you can kayak through rice paddies, explore cave shrines, and trek through unspoilt natural surroundings.
    • Time your visit to coincide with the Burmese New Year and experience the colourful celebrations of Thingyan, the Myanmar water festival.

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