1 Jun, 2017 in Yangon

In blazing hot 37-40 degrees I set out to explore Yangon on foot. I started out from the Shwedagon Pagoda, without doubt the top attraction in Yangon, and then searched for the next thing to do in the area. Locals I talked to suggested the nearby park – Kandawgyi Park, which turned out to be quite […]

13 May, 2017 in Yangon

The number one highlight of Yangon in Burma is the Shwedagon Pagoda. Digs in the area suggest that this worship site dates back as far as 6-10th century BC. This (possibly) 3000 years old Pagoda is the most sacred place in Burma, and includes various relics linked with important Buddhist figures. It’s also a place for families […]

26 Apr, 2017 in Yangon

During my first night in Burma, I landed in Yangon and made my way to the hotel in China Town, put down my stuff and went out for a first walk in the way. The first ‘attraction’ I visited in Yangon a few minutes walk away from my hotel was the night lit Sule Pagoda, a […]

19 Apr, 2017 in Yangon

When visiting Yangon I stayed at the very hectic China Town area. Bustling local life, filled with street stalls and grungy eateries up till the very late hours, with some very diverse populations of both Burmese, Chinese, Napalese, Indians, and other origins I wasn’t really able to make out. To my great surprise, very close […]

8 Apr, 2017 in Yangon

One of the best places to see Yangon from above is the Yangon Yangon rooftop bar (Sky Bistro) at the top of the Sakura tower, the tallest building in Yangon at the moment. It’s expensive, in local terms, 10,000ks entrace which includes one drink, but if you make it to happy hour that drops significantly […]

9 Mar, 2017 in Visions, Yangon

For years I’ve been wanting to visit Myanmar (Burma) but somehow throughout the long time that I’ve lived in Asia I’ve failed to visit. It was only recently on a business trip to Asia that I was able to take a weekend+ to go see Yangon and Bagan, the obvious highlights, and get a taste […]

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