Best Time to Visit Yangon

Do you know where is Yangon? Yangon is a beautiful coastal city with tropical scenery. The city is surrounded by water on three sides, the Bago River on the east, the Yangon River on the south, and the Inle River on the west of the Irrawaddy River. Yangon has the most pre-colonial buildings in Southeast Asia that you can visit. Do you plan a trip to Yangon? When is the best time to visit Yangon? The most suitable time for trip to Yangon is the cool season, which is from October to February.


Where is Yangon located?

Yangon map

Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar. It is not only the national economic, cultural and transportation center, but also the capital of Myanmar before 2005. Located in the eastern part of the fertile Irrawaddy River Delta, Yangon is only 35 kilometers from the Andaman Sea. The city is rectangular and covers an area of about 350 square kilometers. Yangon is located in the delta alluvial plain. The terrain of Yangon is low and the altitude is no more than 5.5 meters. Yangon has 33 townships, 312 square miles and a population of 5 million.


When is the best time to visit Yangon? (Weather of Yangon)

Myanmar has a tropical monsoon climate with an average annual temperature of 27 °C. Yangon can be divided into three seasons: hot season, rainy season and cool season. The most suitable time to travel to Yangon is in the cool season, from October to February. At this time, the weather is fine and sunny.

  • Hot season in Yangon

Hot season is from March to June. The weather is too hot in hot season. It is sunny but there is no precipitation. It is not suitable for outdoor activities between 10 am and 6 pm.

  • Rainy season in Yangon

Rainy season is from July to October. In the rainy season, Yangon has about 2 hours of precipitation every day. If it is affected by the Indian Ocean hurricane, the precipitation will last longer. Due to the rain, the general rainy season will be cooler than the cool season. The daily rainfall will gradually decrease from September and October in the rainy season. This is the low season for tourism in Yangon, so it is recommended to travel to Yangon in September to October.

  • Cool season in Yangon

Cool season is from November to February. In the cool season, the temperature of Yangon is around 20 °C, and the climate is pleasant. Even at the highest temperature at noon, it will not be very hot. The cool season is the best season for visiting Yangon, and it is also the tourist season for Yangon. The hotels that are in short supply in peacetime are more crowded at this time, and the price will rise accordingly. It is recommended to book accommodation arrangements one month in advance.


2 famous attractions in Yangon

Yangon is a tropical monsoon climate. It is surrounded by trees and flowers, and is known as the “garden city”. The most famous tourist attractions in Yangon are Shwedagon Pagoda and Golden Rock.

  • Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Yangon is the old capital of Myanmar and the largest city with many pagodas, the most famous of which is the Shwedagon Pagoda. The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is located in the center of Yangon, and visitors are often shocked by its bling. The Shwedagon Pagoda is the highest point of Yangon and can be seen anywhere in the city of Yangon. It is the most sacred pagoda in Myanmar. It is an attraction that you must visit in Myanmar. Contrary to the external business climate of Yangon, the interior of the Shwedagon Pagoda is exceptionally quiet and solemn, and is perfect for those who want to find a quiet place in a crowded city.


  • Golden Rock

Golden Rock

Golden Rock is undoubtedly the highlight of Myanmar. It stands on the cliffs of the mountain on the top of the mountain. It is the most important religious pilgrimage site in Myanmar after the Shwedagon Pagoda. There is a stupa on the top of the Golden Stone. The stupa is 7.3 meters high. It is said that there are Buddha's hair in it. The big stone is also very sacred, so many believers coming here every year.


What should you bring to Yangon?

Yangon is located in the tropical climate all year round, you only need to bring some clothes of summer if you travel to Yangon. However, if you need to take the bus at night, train and other means of transportation, it is necessary to bring long sleeve shirt or long trousers and even a thick coat, because these night cars often open the air, which will make people feel very cold.

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