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Airports in San Francisco
The US city of San Francisco in California is primarily served by San
Francisco International Airport. The airport also serves San Francisco Bay
Area and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia. Located 13 miles away from
downtown San Francisco, this airport is the largest in Northern California
and the second-busiest in California. San Francisco International Airport
is well-connected to all parts of the city through a superb transportation
network comprising a rail network (BART and Caltrain), buses operated by
nearby San Mateo County (called SamTrans), shared ride, vans, hotel
courtesy shuttles, and taxis.
Also known as Rangoon, Yangon is the former capital of Myanmar. It is the
largest city in the country and is the important commercial hub of the
country. Yangon is termed as one of the safest cities in Myanmar. The
buildings in the city are awash with colors and reflect the rich history of
ethnic and religious diversity of the city. Yangon also features an
eclectic range of markets, museums, and art galleries offering tourists to
explore the culture and history of Myanmar.
Things to do in Yangon
One of the most religious sites in the city, Shwedagon Pagoda is located
upon the holy Singuttara Hill. It is visible from miles away. This pagoda
enshrines the relics of eight hairs of Gautama Buddha and three earlier
buddhas. Shwedagon Pagoda rises to 99.4 meters and the very top of this
pagoda is tipped with a 76-carat diamond. According to the beliefs, this
pagoda is around 2,500 years old.
A religious, historical, and navigational landmark in the city, Sule Pagoda
is said to be around 2,000 years old and boasts a hair that was offered by
the Gautama Buddha to two Burmese merchants. This pagoda is located on a
roundabout in the downtown Yangon. The octagonal shape of this golden
pagoda continues right up to the inverted bowl and the bell. Sule Pagoda is
encircled by small shops and offices of several palmists and astrologists.
Also named as Kandawgyi Nature Park, Kandawgyi Garden is a popular
recreation center of Yangon. The garden is spread in 110 acres of area
along with the 150 acres of water area making the total area of the park to
260 acres. Visitors can find a variety of large shady trees, beautiful
flowers, and the natural scene of the lake water. The garden also features
a children's playground, an orchid garden, the souvenir shops, a mini zoo,
and a lot of restaurants.
Best Time to Fly to Yangon
Weather-wise, the best time to visit Yangon is November to January. During
these periods, the city experiences pleasant weather apt for sightseeing.