Flying time from Singapore 2 hours 55 minutes
Currency Burmese Kyat (MMK)
International dialling code +95
Climate Tropical, but with three distinct seasons: cool (October to January), hot (March to April) and rainy (mid-May to mid-September)
Airport code RGN
Airport to city 16km
Airport tax USD23.25 departure tax and USD3.25 arrival tax for international flights
Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar and once served as the country’s capital before the government transferred to Naypyidaw. Formerly known as Rangoon, Yangon today serves as Myanmar’s economic centre. Its rich past has given rise to numerous colonial buildings – arguably the most in the region – lending the city an old-world appeal.