Yangon HolidaysMyanmar
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

£550 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

May

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - May 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.

Reviews of Yangon

Anne Lowrey
Anne LowreySan Francisco
20/02/2019

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
15/08/2015

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
02/10/2014

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
22/07/2012

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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