Do you enjoy riding around on slow-moving, rickety, old trains for fun? I sure do. But even if you don't, a ride on the Yangon Circle Train is worth checking out.
It's a great way to sit and observe local life as a ride on the circle train is the daily commute for many living in Yangon. Plus you finally have an excuse to just sit for awhile. The entire journey takes around 3 hours, and you can always get off and take a cab somewhere else. So there's really no excuse to not ride around for a bit.
-When: Go early in the morning around 6am for the most action. 6:10 is the first train from Yangon Central Station.
If you miss the train, there is a teashop nearby that sells samosas. Probably the best samosas I've ever eaten. Actually, go there even if you don't miss the train.
-Price: 200 kyats which is around 15 cents USD
-Where: Board at Yangon Central Station at Platform 7
For other tips for visiting Yangon, check out this post.