We can’t deny the fact that Myanmar has always been one of the best places to visit in Southeast Asia, sitting in every tourist’s bucket list. The former capital which is Yangon is home to some of the best Myanmar attractions. Moreover, it is famous for its British colonial buildings mixed with traditional temples such as the Shwedagon Pagoda. Above all these, celebrating New Year’s Eve in Yangon is one of the things you should look forward to and experience!
THE LARGEST NEW YEAR’S EVE GATHERING
Here in Myanmar, New Year’s Eve in Yangon is the largest gathering of its kind. If you want to meddle with the crowd, this is the place you should go to. You can just walk along the boardwalk of the Kandawgyi Park while waiting for the fireworks show.
Another option would be dining in one of the waterfront bars and restaurants that offers a wide range of cuisine. However, if you want to enjoy the floating Karaweik Palace, you need to make a reservation. Cultural performance and international buffet await you inside!
Photo from @esperadolakeviewhotel | Facebook
PARTIES EVERYWHERE IN BARS AND RESTAURANTS
Photo from Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge | Facebook
Now, if you are looking for the usual party, you can head to any bar or restaurant that hosts a New Year’s Eve party. There are actually a lot and we couldn’t list them all but you can search for the best one that suits your preference. Just a tip! We recommend you to try visiting a rooftop bar for the celebration. This is because you will get a nice view of the fireworks above Yangon.
Photos from Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge’s Facebook page
SINGING YOUR HEART OUT
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Aside from jumping and dancing, another way to welcome the year 2020 is just by singing your heart out. Make it your own way as you can select which music you can play and sing. In addition, you don’t need to worry about privacy because you can rent your own room. Plus, you won’t need to get out just to eat. There are karaoke places here in Yangon where you can order food and drinks.
AND ALSO TRYING THE TRADITIONAL WAY
If you want to make your celebration of New Year’s Eve in Yangon more distinct, celebrate it like how locals do. You can go to any pagoda near you and ring a bell. In fact, bells are very important here in Myanmar as they are significant in the Buddhist culture. It just depends on the pagoda how many bells they have but be sure to ring them after praying.
FLIGHTS TO YANGON
The holiday season is the busiest time of the year not only in Yangon but also in the whole of Myanmar. One thing’s for sure, New Year’s Eve in Yangon is one of the best you can experience. Aside from the feels of the celebration itself, here in Yangon, it is widely celebrated. The festivity can be felt wherever you are and you can have your own way to celebrate it. Hurry because seats fill up fast so head on to Bangkok Airways to book your flights to Yangon now!