The days were gone when Yangon was the capital of Myanmar, yet it's still an extremely appealing city. Yangon boasts the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia with a mix of previous British architecture, distinctive local villas and modern high-rises. You may marvel at this city with rich vegetation, and walk along the streets surrounded by abundant trees, grasslands and flowers just like a garden.
Many travelers visit Yangon for the Shwedagon Pagoda, a hugely shimmering Buddhist temple complex that draws thousands of pilgrims annually, and it's at its best when lit up at night. Another notable religious site is Sule Pagoda, whose dome structure is topped with a gold spire extending into the skyline. Beyond these, why not experience some local culture? Having a traditional Shan breakfast buffet and Mohinga, enjoying a sunset view at Botahtaung harbor, or taking a stroll along Inya Lake seems to be a good choice. Surely, it's a city that fascinates you in more ways than you can expect.