Yangon is often gridlocked with traffic and so is best explored
on foot at a slower pace, giving you a chance to admire the old
buildings and imagine how they would've been in their heyday.
Be sure to gawp at Shwedgon Pagoda and the once majestic
colonial buildings of central Yangon, before jumping on the city's
circle train to explore the outskirts of the city. The station is a
time warp in itself and the train is rickety and rather slow, but
it's all part of the charm as you navigate this journey alongside
fruit vendors, monks and daily commuters. Hop off at the nearby
township and wonder the fresh market stalls, criss-crossing with
child monks collecting alms from the vendors.