Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

  • Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Travel + Leisure

Prepare for a feast at the tiny 999 Shan Noodle House, outfitted with simple tables and teal tiled walls. While the fried rice noodles with chicken and pork-topped shan noodles are standout dishes, the best thing to order is whatever the English-speaking owner recommends that day.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

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Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

Shwedagon Pagoda

This glowing gold pagoda is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Myanmar, a 325-foot, 2,500-year-old structure. Guests must remove their shoes when entering the religious site’s complex. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself spending hours here in deep thought.

Yangon Circular Railway

No trip to Yangon is complete without a ride on this local commuter-rail line. Jump on at the Grand Yangon central station for a 29-mile loop that takes about three hours; you’ll pass by city landmarks, markets, and surrounding rural villages.

Bogyoke Market

Built in 1926, this covered bazaar (sometimes referred to as Scotts Market) is housed in a colonial-style building full of shops and stalls. Here you’ll find antiques, restaurants, handcrafted souvenirs, and, along one of the market’s central corridors, jewelry vendors selling Burmese jade and rubies.

Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.