|Nightlife in Myanmar
is virtually non-existent; In Yangon there is a possibility of,
particularly for tourists, organized evenings where you can see
folk-dances and costumes from local minorities. Some nightclubs
are available and they are
frequented by chinese businessmen where you can see fashion-shows
and listen to local singers. The entrance fee is usually 10 US dollars;
with 2 drinks included.
Visiting hotel nightclubs is not advised and drinks in their bars
tend to be expensive. To listen to music, head to one of the 'Mr Guitar'
cafes that offers cheap alcohol, has live music until late and is
popular both with the locals and expats alike. Or just pull up a
stool at one of the many outdoor beer gardens and enjoy the atmosphere.
You can sing in several karaoke bars. There are also some
pubs where younger people come to play the guitar and enjoy a drink. Chinatown
is also a good place to go; at Sule pagoda walk into Mahabandaloo
street for about 1 kilometre and you will see it on your right.
Many shops have open-air barbecues and a wide variety of drinks
available. Nightlife normally ends around midnight, sometimes 1.00 am.
Things change during full moon. Fairs are organized; kids
walk with paper rabbits, people meditate at pagodas and when you
meet them in the evening they offer you fruit juice, water and some
small snacks. If you have time to visit the circus, do it. The shows start at 8.00 pm and end at 5.00 am.
and the elephant along with a crowd of only locals make this a must
see experience. The music is sufficiently loud to keep you up till
5.00 am. Only theatre and singing continues after midnight.
Yangon does not have a crazy nightlife, but this does not
mean that there is nothing to do. Eating out is a pleasure. 'Taste
of Thai' offers superb Thai cuisine and 'The Green Elephant'
(ask anyone for directions) is well known for its delicious up
market Myanmar food. Further downscale is the famous Baho St
Grill. Not fine dining, however the food is fresh and well grilled.
The seafood is trustworthy and if nothing sample the corn.