Number by number: How Burma Watches creates customized timepieces with Burmese numbers

In a shaky, wooden house in South Okkalapa, a neighborhood in Northern Yangon, Ko Lu Maw is crouched over a tiny table by his bed, working quietly and meticulously at something small that’s situated between his hands. He is wearing a magnifying glass to see the minuscule details on a watch face, carefully stamping Burmese ...

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First-timer’s Guide to Visiting Yangon: Cultural charms, nature landscapes, and bustling markets of the city

First-timer’s Guide to Visiting Yangon: Cultural charms, nature landscapes, and bustling markets of the city

Explore every nook and cranny of the city.

This year’s Yangon Pride Week, celebrating Myanmar’s LGBTIQ community, is the biggest yet

This year’s Yangon Pride Week, celebrating Myanmar’s LGBTIQ community, is the biggest yet

Yangon Pride has arrived, and its organizers &Proud have a pretty solid schedule of activities lined up for the week. From January 25 to February 3, Myanmar’s LGBTIQ...

The Coconuts guide to visiting Golden Rock, one of Myanmar’s famed Buddhist pilgrimage sites

The Coconuts guide to visiting Golden Rock, one of Myanmar’s famed Buddhist pilgrimage sites

Popularly known as the Golden Rock, Kyaikthiyo is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site that devout followers of the religion must visit at least once in their lifetime. Kyaikthiyo,...

Get Fit in Yangon: The top gyms and studios for yoga, interval training, powerlifting, and running

Get Fit in Yangon: The top gyms and studios for yoga, interval training, powerlifting, and running

Whether you love it or hate it, we all need to do some sort of exercise to stay fit. However, gone are the days when it had to be a boring circuit at the gym. These days, the city...

Karst country: A rundown of Myanmar’s coolest (and least-visited) caves

Karst country: A rundown of Myanmar’s coolest (and least-visited) caves

Though a lot of international travel magazines still frame Myanmar as a “new” tourist destination, the first overseas visitors arrived during the nineteenth century...

Great date spots in the city: Best places to chat, chill, geek out (and maybe make out) in Yangon

Great date spots in the city: Best places to chat, chill, geek out (and maybe make out) in Yangon

For those of you looking to get romantic in Yangon, the city offers plenty of options from couples massages, to sporty pursuits, to going for drinks in the sky. Though even the...

Yangon Gallery Hopping: Where to see classical paintings, unusual sculptures, modern art, and more

Yangon Gallery Hopping: Where to see classical paintings, unusual sculptures, modern art, and more

Yangon is an inspiring place — full of rich history, glorious pagodas, and distinctive everyday scenery. It’s no wonder it’s spawned so much art throughout its...

Gone to Yangon: The weirdest, coolest, chillest Airbnbs we found in Myanmar’s biggest city

Gone to Yangon: The weirdest, coolest, chillest Airbnbs we found in Myanmar’s biggest city

Whether using it as a stopping off point on the way to Inle Lake, Bagan, or the wilds of Myanmar, most travelers to the country end up spending at least a night in Yangon —...

7 ways to beat the monsoon blues: Indoor activities in Yangon covering arts, sports, music, and entertainment

7 ways to beat the monsoon blues: Indoor activities in Yangon covering arts, sports, music, and entertainment

The grey skies, rain, and wet, muddy pavements can easily get the best of us Yangon residents during monsoon season, but there are ways to resist. Here is a list of places and...


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Coconuts Yangon City guides

Each city in Myanmar has its own vibrant character. From the bustling, motorbike-clogged streets of Mandalay to the pretty riverfront life in Mawlamyine to the flamboyant artifice of Naypyidaw, learn more about Myanmar’s varied cities and how to enjoy them from Yangon Coconuts’ City Guides.