The gateway to Burma/Myanmar, Yangon is one of the most fascinating cities in Asia. Please be mindful of the news and the human rights issues facing the country before going, but keep in mind that the people will most likely be lovely once you get there. Spend a few days exploring and don't miss Shwedagon Pagoda! I felt very safe as a woman traveling here.
Yangon still has such a rich "old world" Asian feel.The Burmese people are very warm. Love the markets in the city, and of course the amazing Swedgon Paya one of the most sacred sites to Buddhists . . . 325 feet high adorned with thousands of diamonds and other gems, it is a one of a kind temple.
At the beginning I didn't know if I was in Bangladesh or Myanmar. Yangon is crazy place, but if you come with an open mind soon you will find it's charm.
Though it's easily the best-connected place in Myanmar, dusty, disordered Yangon still feels pretty far out of the way. With the exception of the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, it's without any particularly memorable sights, but the interesting back streets and tasty teahouse culture (have a fish mohinga and some diabetes-inducing sweet Burmese tea) make it a place worth a night of your time, if nothing more.