In general, unless you like dodging cars, mopeds, overflowing buses and the chaos that occurs when you cram millions of people onto a few paved roads, and then add to that the occasional horse-drawn buggy, walking around Myanmar's former capital city, Yangon, takes some guts.
Yet, walking is the preferred method of transport for people living in Yangon. The center of town is very walker-friendly when it comes to distance, as it is not very widespread. However, walking in Yangon can be something of a contact sport. The sidewalks are narrow and often torn up by broken cement. As a result, most people walk on the roads, which is not the safest way to get from point A to B. You might find it difficult to sightsee at times because you'll be too busy looking for the holes in the ground and avoiding the mass of people bobbing by. New York has nothing on Yangon.
If walking is your thing, there are several closed-in attractions in the center of the city that provide a wonderful, peaceful, meditative atmosphere for those looking to stroll around and contemplate the meaning of life. In this section, I will detail a couple of walking tours that are a must when visiting Yangon.
These tours include visting the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia as well as a place to find jade so exquisite, even Tiffany and Co. would covet it.