Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is the largest city and main economic hub of Myanmar. It is located at the convergence of the Yangon and Bago Rivers. It is a cosmopolitan city which still maintains its colonial charm with wide tree lined avenues, tranquil lakes, and gracious turn of the century architecture.

The magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda dominates the city skyline, while at street level Yangon is a paradise for hunting out a variety of exotic arts and crafts. Among the many attractions and sites in Yangon are the Sule Pagoda, People's Park and a trip on the Circular Train. At night time Chinatown comes alive with its pungent aromas and delicious street food.

Things to See & Do

* Shwedagon Paya - Pagoda
* Sule Pagoda
* People’s Park
* The Circular Train
* The Dallah Ferry – village across the river from Yangon

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – kyat (K) (MMK)
Language – Burmese
Population – 4,350,000 approx
Land Area – 231.2 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus six and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – +95

Port Location – The port is located on the right (western) bank of the Irrawaddy River, across and just south of Allanmyo, between Pyay (Prome) and Magway.

Travel Links – Yangon International Airport (Mingladon) (RGN) is located approximately 30 minutes north of the city centre. Currently undergoing a major upgrade and renovation of existing facilities, it contains both international and domestic terminals. There are direct flights to RGN from Bangkok, Chiang Mai,Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Gaya, Kolkata, Kunming, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Taipei.

There are several train lines that connect Yangon to the rest of Burma. Several trains daily connect Yangon to Mandalay via Bago with connections to Bagan and the Inle Lake area at Thazi.

Most buses (for destinations as Bagan, Kalaw, Mondalay, Taunggyi for Inle Lake, Bago, Hpa-An, Mwlamyiane, Pyay) depart from the Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal (also known as Highway Bus Station), a bit out of the city and beyond the airport, on the Pyay Road. Buses for the Irrawaddy delta region (Pathein, Chaungtha Beach, Ngwe Saung Beach), however, depart from the Hlaing Thar Yar Bus Terminal across the Bayintnaung Bridge.

Yangon's four main passenger jetties, all located on or near downtown waterfront, mainly serve local ferries across the river to Dala and Thanlyin, and regional ferries to the Irrawaddy delta.

Cruises departing Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Myanmar, Golden Myanmar & Alluring Irrawaddy (upstream) 2018 Ex Yangon Return

Departure: 18 Nov 2018 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Myanmar.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bagan to Bhamo aboard Avalon Myanmar. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Yangon.

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Myanmar, Spirit Of Myanmar & Untouched Irrawaddy (upstream) Ex Yangon Return

Departure: 18 Nov 2018 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Myanmar.

15 Night Cruise and Land Package including a 10 Night Cruise sailing from Bagan to Bhamo aboard Avalon Myanmar.

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Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 23 Nov 2018 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Aura.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Yangon to Mandalay aboard Scenic Aura.

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Pandaw Ii, The Irrawaddy (upstream) Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 27 Nov 2018 From: Cruise line: Pandaw Cruises Cruise Ship: Pandaw II.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Yangon to Mandalay aboard Pandaw II.

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Myanmar, Golden Myanmar & Alluring Irrawaddy (downstream) 2018 Ex Yangon Return

Departure: 28 Nov 2018 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Myanmar.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bhamo to Bagan aboard Avalon Myanmar. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Yangon.

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Myanmar, Spirit Of Myanmar & Untouched Irrawaddy (downstream) Ex Yangon Return

Departure: 28 Nov 2018 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Myanmar.

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Samatha, Hidden Wonders Of Myanmar Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 29 Nov 2018 From: Cruise line: APT Cruise Ship: Samatha.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Yangon to Mandalay aboard RV Samatha.

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Princess Pahnwar, Majestic Myanmar Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 01 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: Travelmarvel Cruise Ship: Princess Pahnwar.

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Myanmar, Golden Myanmar & Alluring Irrawaddy (upstream) 2018 Ex Yangon Return

Departure: 08 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Myanmar.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bagan to Bhamo aboard Avalon Myanmar. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Yangon.

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Myanmar, Spirit Of Myanmar & Untouched Irrawaddy (upstream) Ex Yangon Return

Departure: 08 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Myanmar.

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Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 13 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Aura.

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Myanmar, Golden Myanmar & Alluring Irrawaddy (downstream) 2018 Ex Yangon Return

Departure: 18 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Myanmar.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bhamo to Bagan aboard Avalon Myanmar. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Yangon.

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Myanmar, Spirit Of Myanmar & Untouched Irrawaddy (downstream) Ex Yangon Return

Departure: 18 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Myanmar.

15 Night Cruise and Land Package including a 10 Night Cruise sailing from Bhamo to Bagan aboard Avalon Myanmar.

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Pandaw Ii, The Irrawaddy (upstream) Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 23 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: Pandaw Cruises Cruise Ship: Pandaw II.

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Samatha, Hidden Wonders Of Myanmar Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 27 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: APT Cruise Ship: Samatha.

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Myanmar, Golden Myanmar & Alluring Irrawaddy (upstream) 2018 Ex Yangon Return

Departure: 28 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Myanmar.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bagan to Bhamo aboard Avalon Myanmar. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Yangon.

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Myanmar, Spirit Of Myanmar & Untouched Irrawaddy (upstream) Ex Yangon Return

Departure: 28 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship: Avalon Myanmar.

15 Night Cruise and Land Package including a 10 Night Cruise sailing from Bagan to Bhamo aboard Avalon Myanmar.

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Princess Pahnwar, Majestic Myanmar Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 29 Dec 2018 From: Cruise line: Travelmarvel Cruise Ship: Princess Pahnwar.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Yangon to Mandalay aboard Princess Pahnwar.

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Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 02 Jan 2019 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Aura.

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Pandaw Ii, The Irrawaddy (upstream) Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 18 Jan 2019 From: Cruise line: Pandaw Cruises Cruise Ship: Pandaw II.

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Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 22 Jan 2019 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Aura.

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Samatha, Hidden Wonders Of Myanmar Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 24 Jan 2019 From: Cruise line: APT Cruise Ship: Samatha.

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Princess Pahnwar, Majestic Myanmar Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 26 Jan 2019 From: Cruise line: Travelmarvel Cruise Ship: Princess Pahnwar.

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Discoverer, Voyage 9903 Ex Yangon To Chennai

Departure: 05 Feb 2019 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Discoverer.

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Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 11 Feb 2019 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Aura.

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Pandaw Ii, The Irrawaddy (upstream) Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 13 Feb 2019 From: Cruise line: Pandaw Cruises Cruise Ship: Pandaw II.

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Samatha, Hidden Wonders Of Myanmar Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 21 Feb 2019 From: Cruise line: APT Cruise Ship: Samatha.

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Princess Pahnwar, Majestic Myanmar Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 23 Feb 2019 From: Cruise line: Travelmarvel Cruise Ship: Princess Pahnwar.

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Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 03 Mar 2019 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Aura.

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Discoverer, Voyage 9905 Ex Yangon To Benoa

Departure: 05 Mar 2019 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Discoverer.

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Samatha, Hidden Wonders Of Myanmar Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 21 Mar 2019 From: Cruise line: APT Cruise Ship: Samatha.

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Scenic Aura, Luxury Irrawaddy Cruise Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 23 Mar 2019 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Aura.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Yangon to Mandalay aboard Scenic Aura.

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Princess Pahnwar, Majestic Myanmar Ex Yangon To Mandalay

Departure: 23 Mar 2019 From: Cruise line: Travelmarvel Cruise Ship: Princess Pahnwar.

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