Welcome to Yangon

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Yangon is a small yet busy capital city and as such has the workings of government within its boundaries. Situated on the River Yangon, it has a flourishing port, but the most spectacular sights are the Buddhist temples, pagodas and stupas. Arriving by air, the visitor will see golden domes dotting the thick greenery of the outlying areas of the city. Set on Singuttara Hill, is the most holy of all these shrines, and the place every visitor must see – The Shwedagon Pagoda.

Facts

Population Approximately 6 Million
Currency Kyats, 1 Kyat = 100 Pyas

Kyat is the official currency, but the US Dollar is traded everywhere, including state run sites such as the main pagodas.
Opening hours Shops are generally open from 9 am to 9 pm, though street markets may close later.
Newspapers Myanmar Times
The Light of Myanmar
Emergency numbers Emergency: 192
Police: 199
Fire Brigade: 191
Tourist information Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board
c/o Traders Hotel
Level 3, Business Centre
223 Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon
+95 1 242 828
mtpb@mptmail.net.mm