Admit it: the last time you thought about Yangon was…well, maybe you’ve never thought about Yangon.
We’re here to correct that issue. The onetime capital of Myanmar (the country formerly known as Burma) is home to a fascinating mash-up of Burmese, Chinese, Indian and British culture, and believe us, Yangon has a lot going for it.
From its varied architecture that spans hundreds of years to the fabrics, spices and street food available at open air markets, Yangon is alive with both the past and present. Breathe it all in and enjoy views of the Irrawaddy River Delta.
Oh, and buckle up. Your adventure starts now!
Climb into your Yangon car rental and hit the streets. Head to Shwedagon Pagoda to see the gorgeous Buddhist temples. Then hit Sule Pagoda for a little piece of Burmese history.
Want to shop like a local? Head to the Bogyoke Market, built in 1920. Bright, textured fabrics, stacks of dried chillis and spices, fragrant fruit and fresh fish are all on display. Pick out a longyi, a sarong-like garment, in your favourite fabric and dress like a local.
Tired? You won’t have to waste any time napping when you score a Yangon package from Wotif. Just do like the locals do: chew a few betel nuts and enjoy the all-natural energy boost!
Can’t get enough of the river life? Book car hire in Yangon to head 196km west to Pathein. Formerly Bassein, this city is larger than Yangon but still offers relaxing rice fields and a slow pace of life.
And what’s a trip to Myanmar without checking out neighbouring Thailand? Take a trip down the coast of the Andaman Sea and then cut over to the Gulf of Thailand. Check out Wotif’s accommodation in Bangkok and see how the glitz of this buzzing metropolis compares!
Can’t wait to have an adventure? Then book your car rental in Yangon on Wotif today. But don’t stop there. We have the best deals on flights, hotels, and packages too! Your trip will practically plan itself.