The biggest city of Myanmar (also known as Burma), Yongon, is also the capital of the Yangon Region of Myanmar. The common imagination of Myanmar is a foggy dark place apart from Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi. Actually, Yongon is a comparatively comfortable place with all the plants along the road and passionate nationals, which is a great travel place for you to visit for things to do on a rainy day.
While Burmese is a tropical country with humid weather and raining season, how could travelers do when they encounter the raining season in Myanmar? Here in MyProGuide, we collect several perfect places where you could never concern the factor of raining.
1 USD=1,521MMK (Burmese Kyat)
1. Shwedagon Pagoda
This 98-meter high tower named Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the most important temple of all Myanmar. There are thousands of visitors every day, and it is no doubt the best emotional support of Burmese. In the area of Shwedagon Pagoda, there are lots of Buddhist towel and Buddha statues standing majestically right there, giving the night a golden imagination. The best spot to view the beauty of Shwedagon Pagoda is from the 20-store Thiripyitsaya Sky Bistro, which has French window of all view side for you to see clearly Shwedagon Pagoda from day to night. Be noticed that the shoes and socks are banned from walking into the temple. Once you step on the marble the rule is started to be followed. Plan a customized tour of things to do on a rainy day in this giant temple!
Open Time: 4:00-22:00
Address: Dagon, Yangon, Myanmar
Tickets: 8,000 Kyat (USD $5.26)
You are suggested to take taxi from Sule Pagoda in city center to Shwedagon Pagoda. Or you can take bus from Barr Street stop near Anawratha Rd. to 3 St., and go along the road.
2. Bogyoke Aung San Market
Take a customized tour to shop authentic souvenir! The Bogyoke Aung San Market is a huge and famous market in Yongon, which is mainly the place to find antiques, art crafts, costumes, jade and art works. It is quite suitable for those who loves old things and cultural souvenirs. The Bogyoke Aung San Market is named after Bogyoke (General) Aung San, and now it is becoming a gathering market of precious stuffs. There are many travelers form China. The Bogyoke Aung San Market is quite huge, and visitors are suggested to find treasures by category, or it may take 4-5 hours to finish, which could be perfect things to do on a rainy day.
Open Time: Tuesday to Sunday, 7am to 5pm
Address: Bogyoke Aung San Rd., Yangon
Transportation: Visitors are suggested to get there by taxi or pedicab
3. Chaukhtatgyi Paya
The Chaukhtatgyi Paya is worshipped in the most-respected temple tower of Myanmar, the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the eye-catching spot in Yangon. The Chaukhtatgyi Paya is also the biggest lying-Buddha statue of Myanmar. While the greatest feature that attracts foreign tourists is the majestic outlook of the tower, as well as the golden tower surface that always shines with that 76 carat giant diamond. The very first Buddha statue was built back to 1900s, this is re-built statue since 1958. The statue is 65 meters long and 17 meters high, with posture of arms against its head, and there are graphics carved on its soles.
Transportation: Travelers could start from city center with taxi, or take bus 204.
4. National Museum of Myanmar
If you are interested in the history of Yongon, you can visit National Museum of Myanmar when you visit on a rainy day in Yangon. For things to do on a rainy day in your customized tour to Yongon, in addition to Myanmar’s prehistoric culture to modern history, there also display of the museum’s royal palace treasures, Buddha sculptures, instruments, paintings and paintings. Historical handicrafts have also been shown, especially the introduction of ethnic costumes of Myanmar nationals. It would be wowed for you to appreciate the traditional costumes of Myanmar in person. There are English guides in the National Museum of Myanmar, and the tour guides are very kind. Please be noted that it is forbidden to take photo by camera, but by phone is permitted. Your belongings should be placed temporarily at door front.
Open Time: 09:30am to 4:30pm, close on Monday
Address: 66/74, Pyay Road, Dagon Township, Yangon
5. Yangon Circular Train
The Yangon Circular Railway, as its name suggests, is a commuter railway between the city center and the suburban area. It takes about 3 hours with a total length of 45.9 kilometers and 39 stations. This line is not in connection with the scenic spots, even is far away from the airport, moreover, the speed of the train is very slow, which makes its tourism benefits lower than others. People in the car come and go, can be regarded as an excellent photography theme, still attract travelers to come, take the ring line as a half-day tour as things to do on a rainy day in Yongon.
To see the name of the station when the train is arriving stations, each station will only have the English station name at the beginning of the station, so you should look outside the window when the train is approaching the station you are about to depart, otherwise you will not know what the station is after the train stops.
from 3:45am to 10:15pm with both shifts in forward and counterclockwise directions.
100MMK/15miles (about 9 cents). Non-Myanmar toursits could but one-day ticket at Yongon central station, which costs 1200MMK (1 USD)
6. Indoor Sky Diving, rock climbing
Indoor Sky Diving, the human flight. Are you imagining to be Superman and Iron Man, enjoying the thrill of flying in the air? Or want to experience skydiving, but still lack of courage to do it? Then come and experience the vertical wind tunnel that allows you to fight gravity without flying any aids, so that you can easily fly high! There is a best place for you to experience these two courageous activity if you encounter a rainy day in Yangon – the Climb O’Clock Training Centre for safe and professional rock climbing experience; and Indoor Skydiving Yangon!
Climb O’Clock Training Centre
6pm to 9pm on Monday; 4pm to 9pm on Tuesday to Friday; and 11am to 9pm on Weekend.
Address: V52F+76 Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Tickets: Foreign visitor day pass: 8000kyats (USD $5.26) for adults, and 7000kyats (USD $4.60) for children (all including shoes rental)
Address: Tawwin St., 9 mile, Mayangone, Yangon, Myanmar.
Open Time: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM