Yangon

A guide to Yangon’s local favourites

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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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Pokémon Go getaways: 7 hotels to catch them all (including the elusive Pikachu)

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August 28 Pokemon Go PARKROYAL hotels

Whether or not you are a fan of the franchise, Pokémon Go is a worldwide phenomenon you can’t escape, and now, it has won you over hook, line and sinker. During your morning commute, between lunch breaks, and as the sun goes down, you’re always on the lookout for Pokémon to catch, Pokéstops to stock up on supplies, and Gyms to conquer. So why pause the game when you’re on...

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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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A Guide To PARKROYAL’s Best Local Experiences

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April 28 Burmese market - PARKROYAL Blog

What’s the point of visiting a new country if you don’t immerse yourself in the local culture and do as the locals do? Shed the conventional image of a tourist, and put on the mantle of a bona fide globetrotter with the help of Local Experiences, one of many membership benefits of DISCOVERY, our loyalty programme that lets our members enjoy privileges at over 550 Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) hotels worldwide. From...

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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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