Myanmar enjoys two public holidays this month: Martyr’s Day on Thursday, July 19 and the Full Moon Day of Waso— the beginning of ‘Buddhist Lent’—on Friday, July 27. One-day holidays speed by so quickly that you can often squander the time off thinking what to do. Here’s some suggestions to get you prepared.

Flying High
Ever flown in a dream? At Yangon’s first indoor skydiving center you can make that dream a reality. Indoor Skydiving Yangon—the first such center in the city—charges from 30,000 kyats per two minutes in the wind tunnel for ages 10 and above, and 20,000 kyats per two minutes for ages five to 10. At the location is Ya Kun Restaurant so no need to bring snacks. But before you go, make sure it is safe for you to ‘fly’: people with heart surgery, bad asthma, recent surgery, or people over 250lbs are restricted.

Address: 9 Mile, Taw Win Road, Mayangone (Opposite Feel & Taste Restaurant)
Hours: 9am-8pm
Contact: 09 766 699 222

Dancing the Day Away
It’s a holiday! So don’t lay in your bed all day—instead, let your mind and body run free in a big dancing session. Dancing can improve your physical and mental health; it’s an art, a universal language, and has zero requirements. To satisfy your dancing needs, book a class at Dance Lab, a studio teaching hip hop, popping animation, locking dance and more.

Address: No.14(Ground), Myaynigone Zay Street, Sanchaung Township
Hours: 11am-9pm
Contact: 09 253 437 166

Pamper Yourself at the Salon
Nothing can lift your spirits more than splashing out at the salon. One of the trendiest treatments is to get your eyelashes extended. Some of our top recommendation are…

GL Beauty Nail Arts & Spa
Address: 44-B, Saya San Road, Bahan Township
Hours: 10am-9pm
Phone: 01 541 275

Beauty Valley – Tarmwe branch
Address: United Living Mall, Tarmwe Township
Phone: 09 45623 4418

Empress Salon & Spa
Address: No. (135 ), Ground Floor, Inya Road, Bahan Township

Hour: 10am-8pm
Phone: 09 254 505 326

The Beauty House- Lash & Brow
Address: Shop 1 – No 54, 21st Street, Latha Township

Hour: 9am-7pm
Phone: 09 7960 61062

Shop 2 – No.27, Kyimyindaing Township, Insein Street
Hour: 9am-7pm
Phone: 09 4200 27000

Visit the White Swan Bakery & Restaurant
With a path flanked by lush trees leading to a grand building not unlike a castle and a beautiful interior, no wonder social media has been abuzz with talk of Yangon’s hottest new hangout, the White Swan Tea House and Bakery Restaurant. The restaurant has classic European and Myanmar breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and also has a catering service for special occasions. We’d recommend you call ahead to hire a table.

Address: No. 5, U Tun Nyein Road, 10th Ward, Mayangone Township
Hours: 10am-11pm
Contact: 09 799 995152

Tasty Treats at Canton Paradise MM
Whether it is breakfast with the kids or a delicious lunch with your friends, the recently opened Canton Paradise MM is full of pleasant surprises. Brought to you by the people behind Beauty in the Pot MM, the dim sum menu is a must try, as is their steamed salted egg yolk custard bun. Full your stomach with roasts and other dishes amid the modern furnishing and cool ambience. The restaurant is even offering the chance to win 300,000 kyats worth of dining vouchers until the end of July!

Address: No. 61, Sayar San Road
Hour: 7am-11pm
Contact: 09 2522 21212

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