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About Yangon

Yangon is the colourful largest city of Myanmar. It has a population of 4.5 million people and was formerly the capital of Myanmar. Yangon is the pulse of Myanmar and it’s here that you can dive deep into the country’s heritage. Famous tourist sites include Shwedagon Pagoda, Chaukhkatgyi Buddhist Temple and a visit to the relaxing People's Square.

Cheap flights to Yangon are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to be mesmerised by this beautiful city! Yangon is home of Yangon International Airport (RGN), which is a short 25 minute drive from the city centre. Yangon International Airport serves an array of airlines – including Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Express. Connecting flights to Yangon depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Yangon is approximately 15 hours.

Why visit Yangon

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Culture

Yangon is home to many welcoming residents that have been known to open their hearts, homes and kitchens to visitor interested in their culture.

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Beautiful Temples

Eye-catching, glistering and absolutely phenomenal, Yangon’s temples are truly something to admire. Make sure to plan your sightseeing around these spiritual sites such as the Maha Wizaya Pagoda.

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Tranquility

Yangon’s city centre may always be on the move, but just outside the city is where you will find your peaceful retreat. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Lake Inya.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Myanmar
Currency Burmese Kyat
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR =107.35 MMK
Language Burmese
Hub Airport Yangon International Airport (RGN)
Time Zone GMT +6:30
Travel Adaptor Type C, Type D, Type F and Type G

Best time to visit Yangon

If you’re looking for nice, moderate weather without too much rain or sun exposure then you should book your trip from November to February. In Yangon, this is when the weather is very pleasant. There are many outdoor places to visit, and exciting things to do over this time e.g. all the activities of Independence Day which occurs on 4 January every year. Monsoon season falls over June to October in Yangon, and though not your usual tourist point of interest, it’s definitely something that needs to be experienced at least once in your life.

Weather & Climate in Yangon

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall levels (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 17°C 19°C 22°C 24°C 24°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 22°C 18°C
High °C 33°C 35°C 36°C 37°C 34°C 31°C 30°C 30°C 31°C 33°C 34°C 32°C
Rainfall (mm) 3 4 19 24 302 516 468 503 305 172 50 12

Overview

Yangon has the most exceptionally beautiful temples that are the most talked about site to see in Myanmar. This city is home to many who practice the Hindu and Buddhist faiths, and their love for spirituality can be found in the splendid architecture all around. Don’t be surprised as you stand back in deep appreciation at all of the multi-level pagoda temples and other holy places.

Yangon is not just known for its beauty though, its people are one of its main attractions too. Everyone has a story to tell you and dressed in bright and colourful clothing, you can’t help but be intrigued!

In Yangon you can enjoy time spent in the bustling streets and markets, and equally, the quiet and peaceful areas of the city’s lakes, parks and river sides.

Visa & Customs

South Africans are required to have a visa when entering Myanmar. The Visa application form can be filled in online, and you can pay for it via EFT as well. From there, you will receive a confirmation letter and be asked to scan and email further information. Before your trip, print out your eVisa and have it ready to be certified at the Yangon International Airport.

Myanmar Embassy Address: 201 Leyds Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Queenswood-0121, South Africa

Health & Safety

Yangon is said to be one of the safest cities in South East Asia but it is always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings. Make sure to watch your step when crossing the roads as local motorists have been known to zip by at fast speeds.

As the city is still expanding and there is a lot of construction happening in some parts, it is a good idea to carry a torch with you to watch your step at night.

Cost of Living

ITEM CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG YANGON
Meal inexpensive restaurant R90.00 R100.00 R38.00
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) R22.00 R20.00 R15.50
Cappuccino (Regular) R19.00 R20.00 R29.00
Taxi 1km (Normal tariff) R10.00 R12.00 R19.00
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R35.00 R35.00 R27.50
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