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All 11 activities in Yangon, Myanmar
Myanmar, formerly Burma, has recently "opened its gates to tourists", which means that its former embargo on travel (for policy reasons) has now been overturned. Ten years ago it was still possible to go to Myanmar, but it was much more complicated to get a visas, and there were small hotels and touristic facilities.
This ascent (in Yangon) we certainly did not see, because on our journeys here we hardly saw other westerns, who experienced this town completely different. We' re going to tell you the most important things we did in Yangon and some funny facts about Myanmar: Burma has a total of 53. 26 million inhabitants, 5. 1 million of them in Yangon.
Until 1989, Yangon was officially known as Burma to Rangoon and Myanmar. Yangon attracted 762,547 visitors in 2009 and over 4 million in 2015. You will see small stands of small pieces of strawberries, betelnuts, which are curled into leaf. The majority of men bite this mix and then spew the scarlet residues onto the road.
Coming from the Buddha School, it is also used because of the hot weather in Myanmar. Venting humans, aeration. Burma is a buddhistic nation, and 98% of the world' s inhabitants are practicing buddhists. They were very kind and always very interested in chatting with us.
They not only drank it, they also ate it (tea leaves salads). Teahouses in Yangon are just an establishment. At almost every nook and cranny, small, enchanting wooden benches and armchairs fill the pavements where you can relax and savour a nice glass of coffee, a snack or just a night's rest.
Every so often when we came by, with a smile, folks would greet us from head to toe. MYANMAR' s kitchen is a mix of Thai, Chinese and Indian. Myanmar is finally compressed between them all. While you still get a range of curry, Myanmar has many pasta meals to be proud of.
Dining in Yangon is very inexpensive, we had full pasta for less than $2, currencies for $3 and road meals for less than $0.50c. While we couldn't try all the regional cuisine ( "a disgrace that we couldn't taste the pork lettuce...") in Yangon, hopefully at the end of our stay in this land we would have worked through some others.
For a complete listing of Myanmar food, click here. Shedagon Pagoda was very impressing. Actually, we were the only westerns there the whole while. Of course this attracted a great deal of interest and they kept asking us for our pictures, but we didn't object and they didn't object to us being in theirs.
Also unbelievable and very detailled were the small churches that surrounded the major stupas with cathedrals, Buddha's, candle and of course golden. Yangon's natives are living their daily life in the worship of this pitot and it was so interesting to be there. Best part of the day to see the Shwedagon is just before sundown, so you can see it with 2 different facets of the sun.
They would bring you a new glass of coffee every 20 mins. They were incredibly soft and amiable. It is 3km from Yangon city centre and offers a very reasonable $2 cab fare. Yangon's feeding grounds are like never before. The amount of daily eating we saw outside the restaurant and on the street was incredible.
Eating on the streets is as inexpensive as $50c, but our guts were very careful, so we shunned the meat and kept to vegetables. 999 Noodle House - Best Valued Restuarant in Yangon. There' s something going on at every turn, from eating stands to teahouses, kids gambling, toys fairs, convivial get-togethers, orchards and so on.
To learn more about Yangon's past, political, cultural and logistical background, join the free hike and ask as many as you like. And Yangon is one of the most secure towns in the underworld. There is almost no road criminality and there are no attacks on visitors, we are only beckoned, taken pictures and smiles at.
Myanmar is also the most sincere person we have met, and we have not even been exploited for anything. It' been a while since we had eaten a lot of green tea, at least it felt like it. You will find many stands on the streets selling very virgin foods like fresh berries like mangoes, watermelon, apples, pineapple, orange and of course some of the more extravagant foods like rambutane; a leathery-red berry with spikes, a sweet potato or a dural which is known as Asia's "king of fruits".
It has 1000 stands with jewelry, arts and crafts and textile. Situated to the east of Sule Pagoda, which runs from 18 to 24 Streets, Chinatown is definitely the liveliest at noon. Later that first of our nights in Yangon we stumbled here to try to grab a snack, but were terribly deterred by the amount of grub, rubbish, handkerchiefs and general disorder on the floor.
Street-side sales stands offer everything from shellfish to kebabs, roasts, stewed vegetable, pasta and, of course, barbecues. That was our favorite activity in Yangon, it even has its own outpost. Look how we ridden like a native in Yangon. So what is the WiFi web access rate and accessibility in Myanmar?
How's the wifi rate in Yangon? WiFi in Yangon is dependable and pretty quick, despite the many other onlines. These small bunch of tourist -oriented cafés and bars usually also have WiFi. Wi-Fi in Bagan: WiFi speeds in Bagan are practical, especially during the days, but from 7pm they really slow down to slow.
Wetherspoons' was found, a good place with a good electricity supply and good cuisine. Inle Lake wifi speed: It was a very interesting town and we are happy that we were able to see it before an inward flow of visitors. Immediately we immediately fallen in Love with the Myanmar population and were very nervous to drive north towards Bagan and Inle Lake.