Holidays to Yangon

Although no longer the capital of Myanmar , Yangon remains Myanmar's largest and most commercially important city, with a population of 5 million. Since 2010, the city has undergone rapid development and real estate prices have skyrocketed, as both local and foreign investors scramble to grab a foothold here. However …

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How to get to Yangon

Here's what you need to know about getting to Yangon. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Yangon takes 14 hours, 25 minutes.

When to go to Yangon

Typical Holiday Price

£956 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Yangon varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - June is the cheapest month to go to Yangon.

Where to stay in Yangon

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Yangon, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Yangon

Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerShwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda
jasoneppink | FlickrSule Pagoda
Sule Pagoda
elPadawan | FlickrThingyan Water Festival, Burma
Thingyan Water Festival, Burma
Celeny Da Silva | Trip by SkyscannerNew Bogyoke Aung San Market
New Bogyoke Aung San Market
Stephen Bugno | Trip by SkyscannerInya Lake
Inya Lake
laughlin | FlickrBotatoung Pagoda
Botatoung Pagoda
Holly Mullaney | Trip by SkyscannerBeyond Myanmar Travel Agent and Tour Operator
Beyond Myanmar Travel Agent and Tour Operator
Greg G | Trip by SkyscannerKandawgyi Park
Kandawgyi Park
Karolina Patryk | Trip by SkyscannerMaha Bandula Road Night Market
Maha Bandula Road Night Market

Reviews of Yangon

Anne Lowrey
Anne LowreySan Francisco

The gateway to Burma/Myanmar, Yangon is one of the most fascinating cities in Asia. Please be mindful of the news and the human rights issues facing the country before going, but keep in mind that the people will most likely be lovely once you get there. Spend a few days exploring and don't miss Shwedagon Pagoda! I felt very safe as a woman traveling here.

Scott Stone
Scott StoneNew York City

Yangon still has such a rich "old world" Asian feel.The Burmese people are very warm. Love the markets in the city, and of course the amazing Swedgon Paya one of the most sacred sites to Buddhists . . . 325 feet high adorned with thousands of diamonds and other gems, it is a one of a kind temple.

Georgina Iraheta
Georgina IrahetaAthens

At the beginning I didn't know if I was in Bangladesh or Myanmar. Yangon is crazy place, but if you come with an open mind soon you will find it's charm.

Matthew Crompton
Matthew CromptonSydney

Though it's easily the best-connected place in Myanmar, dusty, disordered Yangon still feels pretty far out of the way. With the exception of the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, it's without any particularly memorable sights, but the interesting back streets and tasty teahouse culture (have a fish mohinga and some diabetes-inducing sweet Burmese tea) make it a place worth a night of your time, if nothing more.

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