Myanmar

A guide to Yangon’s local favourites

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December 16 featured image_parkroyal yangon

Known to most as the largest city in Myanmar that used to be the capital, Yangon is an enchanting place that’s always moving forward with the new without necessarily burying the old under the rug. It is peppered with pagodas, the most prominent of which stands in the heart of town – the gilded, diamond-encrusted Shwedagon Pagoda. Courtesy of the Yangon guides by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider, here...

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The Ultimate To-Do List in Yangon

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Known to some as Rangoon, Yangon is the former capital of Myanmar as well as the country’s largest city with a population of about six million. The humble city boasts almost as many colonial edifices as religious sites, built on streets that are full of character. If you’re seeking to immerse yourself in its local culture and traditions, here are seven things you shouldn’t miss. 1. Watch the alms giving...

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8 restaurants and bars you won’t believe exist in Yangon

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August 11 Union Bar and Grill, Yangon

The former capital of Myanmar may be more famous for its ancient temples, arresting sunsets and sidewalk tea stalls, but that is starting to change. In the past couple of years, Yangon has seen the opening of new hipster eateries and bars, which provide an exciting alternative to both the city’s traditional offerings and serious hotel restaurants. Whether you’re after Japanese whisky, hand-crafted cocktails, a solid weekend brunch or just...

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The Top Ten Temples to See in Myanmar

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March 16 Myanmar temples

Myanmar is home to thousands of religious and spiritual wonders. From exquisitely constructed temples to humble village shrines, discover the top 10 cultural sites that are sure to leave you breathless. Featured image: Copyright: Bule Sky Studio Ananda Pahto Temple It is clear why Ananda Pahto is top of every traveller’s list. It is the finest, largest and best presented of all the temples in Bagan. It is highly revered by...

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