I’ll keep this short, its just a bunch of photos of some of the buildings we saw while walking around in downtown Yangon. Some colonial, some not. Plus the Fire station, Hindu Temple, Buddist Pagoda, Mosque and many more. Also … Continue reading Colonial Downtown Yangon, Myanmar (photo heavy)
In Yangon is one of the largest reclining Buddha’s in the world. It measures 16m high (approximately 6 stories) and 65m long. The Buddha is beautiful, with a white porcelain face and blue eyeshadow. Particularly lovely, in my opinion, are … Continue reading Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda & Reclining Buddha, Yangon, Myanmar
Wow have I got a deal for you?! 3 hours of entertainment for 20 cents… If you are in Yangon and are wanting to get off the increasingly beaten tourist path, to see how the people live, a 3 hour … Continue reading All Aboard the Yangon Circular Railway – Myanmar
Right next to the Bogyoke Aung San Market (aka Scott Market) on Bogyoke Aung San Road in Yangon is the Holy Trinity Cathedral. For a predominantly Buddhist country, in this area of Yangon, there are actually a number of Churches, Mosques and … Continue reading Holy Trinity Cathedral & World War 2 Memorial, Yangon, Myanmar
Discard everything you read in guidebooks about money issues in Myanmar. It may have been an issue for past travellers but it couldn’t be easier now. You can’t get Myanmar Kyat outside of Myanmar so you will need US dollars, … Continue reading Money in Myanmar – don’t believe what you read!
Myanmar (aka Burma), back at the beginnig of September, launched an eVisa program! At the beginning of October extended the number of eligible countries. To apply for your Myanmar Tourist Visa you simply go to official Myanmar eVisa website. Make sure … Continue reading Myanmar / Burma tourist eVisa – applying online
So with our upcoming trip to Burma in a couple of months time I am starting to do some planning. First up on the list is the question of Vegetarian Dining. How vegetarian friendly is it? Will we have difficulty finding … Continue reading Myanmar – travel planning – food, weather, money and sightseeing!
Myanmar (aka Burma), as of the 1st September 2014, have launched an eVisa program! Hallelujah (and about time too!). Cambodia has had a very simple eVisa scheme for years and Myanmar has been a little slow on the uptake. Living in … Continue reading Myanmar / Burma tourist eVisa now available