Visit the spectacular and seemingly endless Shwedagon Pagoda, Burma's most sacred temple and one of the world's great manmade wonders. Watch the sunset from Shwedagon, a truly spiritual event for even the most jaded.
Visit the 70-year-old Bogyoke AungScott Market, where thousands of shops and hawkers peddle everything from Burmese silk and rattan to traditional musical instruments and tea.
Go to the Myanmar Martial Arts Gym for a lesson in Myanmar Letwae (Myanmar kickboxing), which differs from its Thai counterpart in that it is done without gloves. Chat with the students and get hands-on insight into this ancient sport dating back to the 15th-century Bagan Era. Take a few of the boxers out to lunch at their favorite local restaurant, and hear from them about their lives and their sport.
Visit the famed Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda, site of Yangon's fortune-telling community, where over 30 astrology and fortune telling shops engage in one of Myanmar’s oldest and most revered pastimes.
Go to the home of a famous Burmese chef, who will give a fascinating cooking demonstration and tasting during cocktails. Afterwards, sit down with the chef and her family and feast on local delicacies including various hin (curries), thouq (spicy salads), mohinga (fish soup with noodles)and of course the staple food of rice.
Yangon offers an exciting and completely different experience at night. Many people head to China Town to partake in a gastronomic feast with family, friends or colleagues. Visit this place at night time to observe the real street life of the city, sample authentic Myanmar food and mingle at the food stalls with the local people. Visit the colorful night bazaar and soak up the authentic nightly atmosphere.