Living in Yangon, Myanmar:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Yangon, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Yangon what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Yangon is the second capital of Myanmar. Things are pretty cheap here compared to other Asian cities and western countrIes. For the language, we mainly use the Burmese and only some people can speak English fluently. City is safe for the foreigners and migrants compared to other cities of Myanmar.

It’s one of the beautiful city in the country and a very good place for tourism. We have shifted here recently and we are liking this place very much. People here are very good and co-operative. Nature is very good and we breath pollution free air. We stay here for some more years and explore all remaining tourist places.

Yangon is the economic city in Myanmar. Our city has a big golden temple. It is nice, attractive and amazing place in Myanmar. Our traditional clothes is different from other countries. The men and women wear longyi but we have different longyis for both of them. And also, our Myanmar women wear our own make up and mostly called thanakar.

For anyone moving here, people here are polite. Burmese language is the most common language here. The weather is moderate. The main religion here is Buddhism. There are a few Muslims and Christians too. Rice is a staple food here. There are varieties of fruits in this country.

The traffic may be somewhat unbearable and the air, more humid than one could imagine. It is also scorching hot during summer and electricity is not always guaranteed. However, despite the language barrier issues one may face, the people of Myanmar are known to be the kindest, most welcoming and helpful people in the world. whether you may feel overwhelmed by the heat or the business of the streets downtown, you will never lose your way when you’re among the crowd of Yangon.

Sunitha, says: 2020

They definitely should be prepared for the onslaught of the drastic cultural barriers and differences. People from all walks of life live on the streets of my city from the working people dressed in our traditional work attire to the roadside badgers that spit about their radius coloring the streets a squeamish red with betel nut stains. Though there is little to be proud of, beauty can certainly still be seen in the hustle and bustle of the laughing and smiling people of my country.

Sunitha, says: 2020

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