Rangoon, now known as Yangon, is the former capital of Burma and the cultural and economic center of the country. It has retained much of its historic architecture, from colonial-style buildings to impressive temples and pagodas.
Your holiday in Yangon will surely be filled with trips to golden pagodas but they are not the only attractions that the city offers to its visitors. There’s a lot of fun and interesting things to do in Yangon and scattered around the city, you’ll find parks and museums where you can spend some time learning about the city’s culture and heritage.
If you want a child-friendly holiday destination in Yangon (Rangoon), you can check out the Zoological Gardens which is composed of an aquarium, a zoo, and an amusement park. If you happen to visit during a public holiday, you can also watch extraordinary animal attractions like the Elephant Circus and the Snake Dance.
There are also several golf courses in and around the city. You can visit these lush green golf clubs and spend your time doing a leisurely game of golf.
The nightlife scene in the city is abundant with Western nightclubs and entertainment plazas. Upscale bars are usually found in 5-star hotels but there are also standalone clubs and karaoke bars throughout the city.
The tropical monsoon climate of Yangon (Rangoon) features a wet season from May through October and a dry season covering the months of November through April. Average temperatures stay pretty constant at 27.5 °C (81.5 °F) throughout the year without too much variance.
If you are looking out for festivals to experience during your holiday in Yangon (Rangoon), you can plan your trip around the Shwedagon Pagoda Festival in March or the Thingyan Festival in April. There are lots of festivals and public occasions being held all year round and you can just check the city’s events calendar for interesting cultural festivities to watch.
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