Bangkok Airways operates daily flights from Chiang Mai to Yangon in Myanmar. The flight time is 1 hour 20 minutes.
Flight Schedule from Chiang Mai to Yangon
- Click on the ‘Chiang Mai – Yangon’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Chiang Mai - Yangon ฿ 1,377–5,299 1h 20m – 20h 30m
Chiang Mai Airport
Flights to Yangon depart from Chiang Mai International Airport, 60 Mahidol Rd, Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200.
Flights from Chiang Mai to Yangon arrive at Yangon International Airport, Yangon Airport Road, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).
About Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda is the most important religious site in Myanmar. The pagoda is 99 metres high and covered with a large amount of gold. On top the the pagoda is a hti (umbrella ornament) encrusted with thousands of diamonds and rubies. Estimates of the total value of the gold and precious stones at Shwedagon Pagoda range from $6 to $24 billion USD.
The pagoda sits on a base 275 metres on each side with a number of other temples and pagodas. The temple is open to visitors from 06:00 to 20:00 every day and admission costs $5 USD for foreign visitors.
Local legend is that Shwedagon Pagoda dates back over 2,500 years to the lifetime of the Guatama Buddha. The Lord Buddha, according to the legend, gave two Burmese travellers eight of his hairs. The travellers brought the hairs back to the local King of the Yangon area who built the pagoda to house the sacred hairs.
Some historians and archaeologists, however, disagree with this claim regarding the date of construction, which they place in the 6th Century.