Yangon International Airport is the smallest of three airports operating in Myanmar, the other two being Mandalay International Airport and Naypyitaw International Airport. It is located in the township of Mingaladon in Yangon. The airport consists of a Domestic Terminal and an International Terminal, which was inaugurated in May 2007. At present, all 10 Burmese airlines and 20 international airlines operate out of Yangon International Airport. The airport also sees a growing number of passengers annually as Myanmar increases in popularity as a tourist destination. In 2014, Yangon International Airport served over 4 million passengers. The government has announced plans to build new domestic and international terminals to service up to 6 million passengers per year. The airport premises have all the basic amenities, such as duty-free shopping, numerous dining options, airline lounges, and free wireless Internet. In general, Yangon International Airport is known for being clean, efficient, and organized, and the airport staff are helpful. Myanmar uses a mix of the local currency, called the kyat (pronounced ‘chat’), and the US dollar, which is generally used for larger purchases.
Yangon International Airport is located approximately 15 km from the city center. The most convenient and fastest options are to take a taxi, which costs USD$7, or to arrange a pick-up with your hotel. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to Wai Bar Gi Station and from there, pay 200 kyat to take the train to Yangon Central Railway station. Within the city, travelers can choose to take a taxi or public bus. Although public buses are safe, do note that their signs are in Burmese and the locals typically do not speak English – it is best to do your research beforehand and announce your destination to the driver before boarding.
Yangon is the largest city and the commercial hub of Myanmar, also commonly known as Burma. A former British colony, Yangon is famous for its colonial architecture and tree-lined roads, giving it an old-world charm. Although many of these colonial structures have decayed due to neglect, they are slowly being refurbished and are still an essential part of Yangon’s cultural heritage. Largely shielded from the outside world for many decades, Yangon maintains its rich cultural traditions and unique Burmese identity. The city is steeped in its past, evident from the everyday sights and sounds in the city. Here, you will find most locals in longyis, which are traditional Burmese garb, and local businesses and street vendors continue to thrive even as Myanmar starts to modernize. Yangon is also home to Shwedagon Paya (Pagoda), the most important religious site in all of Myanmar. Shwedagon Paya is open from 6.30 am to 10 pm each day, and costs USD$8 per entry. As this is a Buddhist temple, visitors are required to dress appropriately in long pants and long sleeves. To learn more about Burmese history, tourists can also visit the National Museum, Martyrs’ Mausoleum, or Aung San Suu Kyi’s house. A unique and fascinating way to learn about Burmese culture and to get a glimpse of their daily life is to take The Circular Train, which takes you through many villages surrounding Yangon. The journey will take about 3 hours and each ticket costs 500 kyat.
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