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.
|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||Generally 09.00 to 21.00. Street markets may close later.|
|Newspapers||Myanmar Times (English, reviews news every 2-3 weeks)
The Light of Myanmar (English, politically oriented)
|Emergency numbers||Police: 199
|Tourist information||Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board
c/o Traders Hotel
Level 3, Business Centre
223 Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon
Tel: +95 1 242 828 ext. 6462