With plenty of cheap flights to Yangon, there is no better time to visit this bustling Asian metropolis. Once the capital of Myanmar, Yangon, or Rangoon as it’s often known as, continues to transform itself. Once an isolated city, the closed off country began to opens its doors to the west and as a result, Yangon has begun to see a more certain future, one filled with bustling markets, an increasingly developed skyline and improved public services.
A city once governed under British rule, Yangon features many colonial buildings that date back to Victorian times. As the city continues to modernise, it also has sought to protect and preserve its many heritage listed buildings. These historic landmarks offer a unique setting in a city that is today very much Asian in appearance and identity. The city also features lovely parks and the urban setting of Kandawgyi Lake near downtown Yangon is surrounded by inviting parklands and botanic gardens. While certainly not one of Asia’s most modern cities, Yangon is a place full of character and traditional appeal and well worth a visit.
Getting to Yangon
Most Asian airlines who fly to Australia offer Flights to Yangon. Flying time to Yangon is approximately 12 hours and requires a stop in one of Asia’s main hub airports such as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok or Seoul.
Airlines from Australia
One-stop Yangon flights are available from most Australian capital cities on the following airlines.
China Southern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Thai Airways International
Yangon International Airport (RGN)
Yangon’s airport while small has undergone a modernization and features a small collection of shops and restaurants. Located about 30 minutes from the city, the quickest form of transportation to the city is by taxi. The domestic and international terminals are located in separate buildings and it is a short walk between the two. Free Wi-fi is available in the international terminal.