This city is almost unique in the world as a conserved example of a colonial British settlement. Even the locals seem to keep up the roles that their elder relatives would have been born into, and the architecture completes the ‘living museum’ feel. More traditional sights include the shimmering Shedagon Pagoda.
Accommodation in Yangon
This colonial masterpiece is located in Yangon, made famous by Rudyard Kipling and with a wealth of historic sights. Clean and minimalist, the rooms exude elegance, and have chic wooden interiors. The public spaces have wonderfully decorous dark wood and the Manadaly restaurant is the best in town.
This stunning Victorian mansion stands in splendid isolation on the banks of the Yangon River, as it has since 1901. As a hotel, it has welcomed royalty for decades, and guests can still appreciate the regal feel to the service and accommodations. The Strand café is the most sophisticated option in town.