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Overview of Yangon (Rangoon)

Vibrant and dynamic, sweaty and steamy, grasping at the future but trapped in the past, Yangon is at the cutting edge of Burmese culture and a fascinating introduction to Myanmar. Despite being stripped of its capital-city status in 2005 (when the generals were spooked by an astrologer and decamped north to Nay Pyi Taw), Yangon remains the country’s biggest city and economic hub. Now that the government’s attention is elsewhere, however, infrastructure is starting to creak.

Nonetheless, Yangon is a hive of underground intellectual debate and the gateway for most international visitors. The gleaming gold Shwedagon Paya is the centrepiece, visible from all over town. Closer to the waterfront, downtown Yangon’s historic streets conceal some of the best British colonial-era architecture in the region.

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Romantic Garden Spot in Yangon 2

Romantic Garden Spot in Yangon City

As you know Yangon is one of the green city in Asia, there will be a good numbers of gardens and park can be found in town. Among them Kandawgyi Park is the romantic spot for every evening with magnificent view and atmosphere where you might want to spent the quality ...

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Yangon Circle Train 2

A Day Tour with Yangon Circle Train

If you want to see the live slideshow of unique actions or way of life of the Burmese people, take Yangon’s Circle train. You will observe the lively and colorful rural Burmese way in just three hour of this slow circle train journey.The Train circle is estimate ...

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Mann-Ma-yway

Mann Ma-yway

Mann Ma-yway, a snack made of glutinous rice and palm sugar, is mostly sold at rural markets and pagoda festivals in Myanmar. It is also called Ma-yway-gyi in some regions. Made of puffed glutinous rice and palm sugar, it is sweet, delicious and crispy and consumed ...

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Myanmar Traditional Shan Snack

Myanmar Traditional Shan Snack (Khaw Poat)

Khaw Poat is a kind of appetizing snack of the Shan national race, who lives in the Southern part of the Shan State. Khaw Poat is not only a popular snack for the Shan nationals, but also for all nationals. We can easily eat Khaw Poat by frying or roasting it.Khaw ...

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Mahasi Meditation Centre

Mahasi Meditation Centre

This meditation centre was opened in 1950, with the Most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw as its Principle Preceptor. The most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw started the teaching of the Mahasi method of insight in 1947 and taught for 33 years until his death in August, 1982. ...

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Chaukhtatgyi Paya

Chaukhtatgyi Paya

Fifty years ago there was a giant standing buddha poking his head above the temples and monasteries here, but one day he got tired and collapsed into a heap on the floor, whereupon he was replaced with the monster-sized lazy reclining buddha you see today. One ...

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Allied-War-Cemetery

Allied War Cemetery

Located in Mingaladon Township, Yangon Division, about 32 km from Yangon, on the road to Bago, the Allied War Cemetery is a memorial to Allied soldiers who died in battle in Burma during World War II. It is one of 3 Allied War Memorial Cemeteries in Myanmar, along ...

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Maha Bandula Park

Maha Bandula Park

The Maha Bandula Park (also called Mahabandula, Mahaandoola or Maha Bandula Garden) is a public national park which located in downtown Yangon, Burma. The park is surrounded by some famous tourist attractions in the area such as the Sule Pagoda, the Yangon City ...

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National Museum Yangon

National Museum Yangon

Located in Dagon, Yangon, the National Museum of Myanmar was founded in 1952 in order to conserve the values of art, history and culture in Myanmar. The museum has an abundant collection of ancient artworks, artifacts, ornaments, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, ...

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Taukkyan War Cemetery

Taukkyan War Cemetery

Location InformationTaukkyan War Cemetery is in Taukkyan town in the township of Mingaladon, Yangon greater area, on the main highway No 1 Pyay Road. From the centre of the city of Yangon, it is 21 miles north and 11 miles from the international airport, 45 minutes ...

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Ngwe saung beach

Ngwe Saung

This beautiful 15km (10 mile) palmed lined white sand beach is amazingly almost empty of tourists. The area must be expecting a large influx of visitors as empty luxury resorts line the north end. At the town’s main junction and bus stop the street goes left, ...

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