Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) has just opened its doors to welcome the travelers recently. With many daily flights come here from Bangkok, making it easier than ever for those who are interested in visiting. Three days in the capital city of Myanmar will give you a solid view of the past, present, and future of this beautiful country. How long to stay in Yangon?What to do in Yangon for 3 days? If you are planning to come here, try Yangon self-travel experience within 3 days with Living Nomads: Yangon itinerary 3 days — How to spend 3 days in Yangon below.
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- Top 9 famous places & best things to do in Yangon
- Yangon travel tips — 5 things to keep in mind when exploring the city
The notes before starting journey
+ Myanmar only exempts entry visas for Vietnamese within 14 days instead of 30 days as other Southeast Asian countries.
+ Many of the large temples here have extra shooting fees besides the entrance fee. So make sure you have bought the right kind of ticket before you step inside.
+ Buddhism is almost the national religion in the whole country. This is very important, you should pay attention to respect the monks, pagodas, as well as the Buddha statue. You should remember to wear shoes and socks before setting foot in the temple.
+ Although the days that was lack of ATMs in Burma are gone, we still recommend carrying a lot of cash back to you (if you want to convert currencies, US dollars and Euros are most easily exchanged).
+ Make sure you have the kyat money which is Myanmar currency to spend most conveniently.
3 days in Yangon: Day 1 – Explore the city and temples
Bogyoke Aung San Market
This is the largest market in Yangon and is the best place to go shopping. Here you will find the items such as jewelry (you can find jade and gems all over Burma), fabrics, and even food. We suggest you take the first time in your journey to sew “longyi”. This is a traditional dress worn by both men and women, extremely comfortable and convenient.You can play indigenous people by trying this outfit or buying it as a great and special souvenir. Our Yangon self-travel experience is that you can also wear to go to the pagoda, in case you do not carry a long bag.
This is a great place to have a full Burmese style breakfast. The food is authentic Myanmar and you have a variety and richness of options with the buffet. Try the “Mohinga”, this stewed catfish is a national dish and is a feature of this region’s breakfast. If you are looking for a more affordable place then you can try the “Mohinga” at a street food stall.
After a full nutritious breakfast, you should visit the Sule Pagoda. It is easy to find because this temple is located in the middle of the big crossroads of the city. This temple is quite similar to the church of Saigon because it is located in the middle of the market. Here you will feel the contrast between the space inside and outside the temple. In addition, the architecture and sculpture of the temple is also a famous feature. This place is also very nice at night, it is worth to come back again to see this place is lit brightly.
The temple is famous for its colorful colors and even a well-decorated statue of Buddha. In addition, to visit this place you absolutely free of charge, the only note is that you have to remove the shoes before entering the temple offline. Also, you have to notice the signs when taking pictures.
This is probably the most visited place by the visitors, as well as the most magnificent and magnificent place in Myanmar. The pagoda impresses with the large campus and the temple is covered with gold. Coming here at sunset and linger for a moment to see the splendor and splendor of it both day and night.
This place is one of the most sacred places with Burmese people so there are also a few points to note. First, the ladies here must ensure that they are wearing discreet clothing, covering the shoulders and legs (two-stringed dress and skirt are certainly not in the house). It is best to wear a long dress and a jacket to make sure you are comfortable. Besides, you also have to “buy tickets” to be photographed, look for tickets and you will be able to remember the moments here. Finally, do not forget to bring a small bottle of water to fight off heat.
3 days in Yangon: Day 2 – Discover the life of local people
Yangon Circular Train
This is often considered the best way to taste the life of the locals in Yangon. Get on the train and enjoy the scenery as well as the sound of the everyday life of those who call this city is home. Turn your eyelids on if you want to go cabin with air conditioning (in case you do not like hot or easy to sweat). The trip is around 3 hours, but whenever you like, you can also climb down.