Discover Yangon's hidden gems
Discover one of Asia’s most alluring cities and enjoy the many excellent attractions and things to do when you book a stay at PARKROYAL Yangon. Myanmar’s largest city is an incredible snapshot of the past – from the ancient pagodas and traditional markets to the historic architecture – the city is steeped in history and brimming with culture everywhere you look.
Compared to other cities in Asia, Yangon’s retail credentials are much more modest; there are no sprawling modern shopping malls to be found here and few by the way of luxury shops. Instead, the city is a hub of independent sellers, offering incredible one-of-a-kind handicrafts, all skilfully made.
The city’s two biggest exports are textiles and jewels. Myanmar is renowned for its production of precious gems, such as rubies, sapphires and jade, and Yangon’s jewellery shops are an excellent place to find beautiful stones at a reasonable price. Textiles, clothes, silverware, lacquerware and antiques can be found in shops and stalls around Yangon, or all under one roof at the famous Bogyoke Market, which is undoubtedly the most popular retail destination in the city.
History & Culture
Yangon’s incredible heritage is evident from the moment travellers arrive in the city. The gleaming gold spires of the Shwedagon Pagoda and Sule Pagoda are the crown jewels of Yangon, dominating the skyline and taking top spot as the most popular tourist destinations in the city.
Explore and visitors will find a curious mix of influences – Yangon’s connection to other cultures is as evident in the crowded streets of Chinatown as it is in the traditional architecture at City Hall.
One of the most popular things to do in Yangon is sample the incredible local cuisine. The food in Yangon is as varied as it is delicious – from sweet and spicy to hot and sour, the flavours and textures of Yangon’s most popular dishes offer an extensive list of foods and restaurants to try. For the best street eats, Chinatown’s 19th Street is a great place to start. From the rich decadence of Myanmar tea with sweetened condensed milk to a comforting bowl of Burmese chicken soup, the city’s traditional foods have withstood the test of time. For the adventurous, spicy fried pig’s ears and crispy fried insects are also worth a try.
Our centrally located Yangon hotel is the perfect base for exploring. Book your stay at the PARKROYAL Yangon today and enjoy unparalleled comfort and convenience in the heart of the city.