The Central Bank of Myanmar, the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Industries 1, Ministry of Industries 2, Ministry of Mines and the Ministry of Forestry had their main offices in Yankin Township before the move to the new capital Naypyidaw by the government.
Inya Lake is located on the western border of Yankin Township.
The Moe Gaung Pagoda is the principle pagoda in the township, and hosts the annual Moe Gaung Paya-pwe, or pagoda festival, one of the few remaining in Yangon.
A large Chinese temple (Joss House) is present in Yankin - it is the largest Chinese temple complex in Yangon.
A mosque is located near the Moe Gaung Pagoda.
The Sedona Hotel and Dusit Inya Lake Hotel are located in Yankin Township.
The Kokkine Swimming Pools, the main swimming pools in Yangon, are in Yankin Township.
Yankin Centre is a thriving commercial hub of Yangon, and an amusement park, named Mya Kyun Tha, is located on Inya Lake's shores.
The largest Chinese joss-house (Bohn Kyaung) is in Yankin.
Saya San Road, named after the 1930s Burmese rebel-hero, Saya San, runs through most of Yankin's important places.
The embassy of the Republic of the Philippines is also located in Yankin Township.
Yankin Kyae Oh (YKKO) is a fast growing fast food chain selling chinese noodles (kyay oh) in several outlets around Yangon. It had its first shop in Yankin, thus its name.
The Postal Code for Yankin is 11081.