Secretariat & beyond

Secretariat & beyond
Secretariat & beyond . quiet & charming

The Secretariat is perhaps Yangon’s most prestigious building; once the bustling centre of the colonial administration it is now eerily quiet. Similarly, the neighbourhood around The Secretariat is relatively untouched by change. Exploring this area is like walking in a sepia-tinted photograph and it’s not difficult to imagine the Yangon of old: rickshaws pedalling by, doves flying away, gentlemen smoking cheroots, and boys playing footvolley. 

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Places to stay

Loft Hotel. Yaw Min Gyi
Stylish and zen hotel in hip neighbourhood
33 Yaw Min Gyi Street, Dagon Township
Willow Inn . Indian Quarter
Lovely guesthouse with spacious verandah
No.644 First Floor, Merchant Road
Agga Youth Hotel . Chinatown
One of Chinatowns best backpackers
86, 12th Street, Lanmadaw Township
East Hotel . Downtown
Friendly, contemporary & close to Sule pagoda
234-240, Sule Pagoda Road
York Residence . Yaw Min Gyi
Tiny rooms but good value for money
30B, 2/F, Yaw Min Gyi Street, Dagon Township
The Strand . Downtown
The finest hotel East of Suez
92 Strand Road Yangon


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