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Be careful when photographing local people
The people of Myanmar are modest when it comes to being photographed. Always ask permission before snapping photos of locals after your return flights to Yangon. Use extra caution when visiting temples. It is considered very disrespectful to photograph monks while they are meditating.
Dress appropriately when visiting places of religious significance
When you book airfare to Yangon, your trip is likely to include visits to local temples and pagodas. Make sure your shoulders and knees are covered while visiting these sites.
Avoid public displays of affection
The people of Myanmar are conservative when it comes to physical affection. If you book return flights to Yangon with your partner, avoid hugging or kissing in public.
Respect Buddha and the Buddhist religion
Locals are serious when it comes to disrespecting their Buddhist traditions, and it is against the law to disrespect Buddha. This can include vocally insulting the religion, and tourists have been arrested in the past for seemingly innocent photos of Buddha statues wearing sunglasses or headphones.
Top Things to Do and See
The Shwedagon Pagoda is the most famous landmark to experience after your cheap flights to Yangon. The shiny gold pagoda sits atop a hill and can be seen from viewpoints all over Yangon. On top of the pagoda’s golden dome there is a tall structure made up of thousands of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and topaz stones. Inside the temple, visitors with flights to Yangon can see a number of Buddha statues and Buddhist relics.
Bogyoke Aung San Market
To immerse yourself in the local culture when you have return flights to Yangon, pay a visit to Bogyoke Aung San Market in the heart of the city. This enormous market is made up of about 2,000 vendors selling local crafts, jewellery, souvenirs, and clothing.
Sule Pagoda is another gorgeous golden pagoda to visit after landing on your flights to Yangon. It is located right in the city centre, making it an easy landmark to visit during your holiday. The Sule Pagoda is estimated to be more than 2,600 years old, making it older than the city’s Shwedagon Pagoda. The Sule Pagoda glows in gold and contains ancient Buddhist relics. The pagoda has also been a place of political significance in Myanmar’s history, serving as a backdrop to the 1988 uprisings and the Saffron Revolution in 2007.
Yangon Circular Railway
For a full tour of the city after your cheap flights to Yangon, set aside a few hours to ride the Yangon Circular Railway. This train travels 46.5 kilometres (29 miles) through the Yangon region. The train itself is nothing fancy but it is authentic, and it follows a slow and bumpy route. Visitors with flights to Yangon can ride the railway through 38 stations for a journey that totals about three hours. Along the way, you can see the many sides to Yangon and its suburbs and have plenty of opportunities to interact with locals. Tickets to Yangon Circular Railway cost an affordable 200 kyat (20 cents AUD).
The Cost of Visiting
After arriving on your flights to Yangon, you’ll find many places only accept cash. Plan to change some money at Yangon International Airport (RGN) before heading into the city. $1 AUD is equivalent to about 1,070 Myanmar kyat.
There are plenty of great hotel options whether you are on a budget or looking for a luxury holiday. After your cheap flights to Yangon, you can stay at a nice hotel within the range of about $50 to $100 AUD per night. Luxury hotels are also available for less than $200 AUD per night.
After your flights to Yangon and accommodation, food and drink will likely be your next major expense. A sit-down meal in the city centre costs about 6,000 kyat ($5.60 AUD), cappuccino from a local cafe costs about 4,000 kyat ($3.75 AUD), and a local beer comes to about 2,000 kyat ($1.90 AUD).
Transportation within Yangon is very affordable. Once your flights to Yangon arrive into Yangon International Airport (RGN), you can catch the Circular Railway into the city for 200 kyat (20 cents AUD). This journey takes about 45 minutes. Alternatively, you can catch a taxi into central Yangon for a fare of about 10,000 kyat ($9.40 AUD). Taxis in Yangon don’t use metres, so be sure to agree on a price with your taxi driver in advance.