Yangon Destination Guide & VISA

Yangon is surrounded with cultural and landscape aesthetics, dotted with majestic golden pagodas, serene emerald lakes and colourful markets. Enjoy easy access places to visit in Yangon, such as Inya Lake or Shwedagon Pagoda.

Destination Distance Travelling Time (by car)
Yangon International Airport 11 km 20 mins
Myanmar Convention Centre 9 km 15 mins
Railway Station 6 km 10 mins
Central Business District 6 km 10 mins
Inya Lake 200 m 2 mins (walking distance)
Shwedagon Pagoda 6 km 10 mins
Bogyoke Aung San/Scotts Market, Sule Pagoda 9 km 15 mins
Chinatown 15 km 25 mins
Travelling time serves only as an estimate and may vary according to traffic conditions.

Yangon has earned the name of the Garden City of the East with the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda dominating the city skyline. Plated with more than 30 tonnes of gold and towering 99 metres over the city, the tip of the pagoda is set with diamonds, rubies, topaz and sapphires.

Old colonial buildings are frequent sites in the city with the City Hall as one of the grandest. Two lakes, Kandawgyi, close to the city centre and Inya, outside town, add to the pleasant atmosphere.

Other places of interest to visit in Yangon during your stay in Myanmar include National Museum, Zoological Garden, Wildlife Park in Hlawga and the People's Park on Pyay Road.

General Information
Currency Kyats
Acceptable Credit Cards JCB, China Union Pay, Amex, Mastercard and Visa
Climate March to October - Warm; November to February - Cool
Recommended Attire Casual and light clothing is advised. All footwear must be removed when entering religious buildings. Mini skirts, shorts and revealing clothes are prohibited when visiting temples and pagodas.
Language Burmese is the common language, however English is widely used.
Travel Visa A travel visa is required to enter Myanmar. E-visa for tourists can now be applied at 
evisa.moip.gov.mm/newapplication.aspx
 
Visa Exemptions:
Brunei
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Philippines
Singapore (30 days)
Thailand (for air arrivals only)
Vietnam