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Photo-essay: View of life in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)
I knew then that Yangon, Burma (Myanmar) would be a stimulating trip! Yangon's road fairs are comfortable; everything you need is right in front of you on the pavement! With the highest concentrations of colorful houses in Southeast Asia, Yangon looks old as it travels the city center avenues. Sule Pagode (below) is a key symbol of Yangon city centre.
There is a wide variety of religions in Yangon, Burma. The Swedagon Goldene Pagode is the holiest of all pagodas in Burma and is a great exhibition of amber. Yangon's Thiri Mingalar Market is the turntable for chilled products. Mohinga is a Burma Myanmar home-cooked meal, a flawless mix of pasta in a codfish cursor gravy, flavoured with a chickpeas fryer and citrus!
Yangon is lined with fresh gherkins (left) and banana herds. Yangon's three most scary things: absurd, filthy and old (sometimes unreadable) banknotes, spontaneous pavement block placement (with black gaps in the middle) and the most worrying view in all of Yangon....Justin Bieber (posters, DVDs, everything).
Ingenious invention, how to in Yangon, Burma, drinking cool water: Fill the top of the iceblock with your own running rinse solution, collect the drain at the bottom of the towel rail and keep a tip in the mug. Were you in Yangon? When travelling to Yangon, take a look at this important Myanmar trip information.
Monks of Myanmar March - Photo 1 - Images
Burma's troops take a stand in Yangon inner cities, Myanmar, Thursday, September 27, 2007. Some 10,000 anti-government demonstrators assembled in the town on Thursday, despite violence by the Myanmar police called for caution. The demonstrators' slippers are strewn on the floor, while the troops watch after the shooting of automated weaponry in Yangon inner Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, September 27, 2007.
Troops shot at the crowds of anti-government protestors when ten thousand pro-democracy protestors defied a crackdown that provoked calls for caution from the reigning army junt. Bloodsoaked sneakers are shown on a road after a soldier's gunfight during a rally in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, September 27, 2007.
Buddha religious worship at a law enforcement blockade in Downtown Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Some 10,000 anti-government demonstrators met again in Yangon on Thursday, despite violence by the Myanmar Burmese military leadership. Buddha religious are standing before the vigilante constabulary as they are demonstrating on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, in Yangon, Myanmar.
On Wednesday, police launched snipes and lacrimal fumes into the swelled crowd of protesters in Myanmar's largest town, while dragging brave Buddhist friars into lorries awaiting them, the first massive detentions since the outbreak of protest in this junta last months war. Buddhist friar passes by a motorbike that was burnt in Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday, September 26, 2007.
Safety guards launched snipes and lachrymose containers while transporting Buddhist militants into lorries on Wednesday as they tried to stop anti-government protests despite a rally-notice. Red Cross operatives in Myanmar are treating a Monday, after the police tried to drive out the demonstrators in Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday, September 26, 2007.
On Wednesday, law enforcement agencies launched snipes and lacrosse gases into huge numbers of protesters in Myanmar's largest town while dragging brave Tibetan monks into lorries awaiting them, the first large-scale detentions since the outbreak of demonstrations in this country's armed regime last months. Buddhaist religious groups are protesting against the Yangon Myanmar army jounta, Tuesday, September 25, 2007.
Blue-clad friars fired by followers walked out of Yangon's lofty Shwedagon pagoda, while several hundred others performed a similar show of spite in the country's second biggest town, Mandalay. Buddhaist religious marches in protests in Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday, September 25, 2007. Some 10,000 friars guided a burgeoning flock of followers of the gold Shwedagon Pagoda through the inner cities under the blazing tropic rays and gathered near Yangon Municipal Council.
Yangon on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, despite Myanmar's junta's strong warning against the outrage. On Tuesday, September 25, 2007, Myanmar's Buddha-schools are marching down a road in Yangon's inner center, despite strong Myanmar's Myanmar Burmese protest. Another of the days of resistance against the Gentiles and their influence on the land, about 30,000 friars in safran and reds, followed by about 70,000 followers, the Sule Pagoda and the near town council.
Yangon city center on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, despite severe warning letters from Myanmar's military regime against the protest, Buddhaist friars are being treated for street violations while barefooting. Protestant Buddhaist monks' followers are gathering in Yangon city center, Tuesday, September 25, 2007, despite strong Myanmar Burmese military warning against the outrage.
Supporter of the buddhistic friars are marching along a road in Yangon, Myanmar, city center on Tuesday, September 25, 2007. Buddha religious friars marching down Yangon, Myanmar, Tuesday, September 25, 2007. Manhattan Burmese military is using a bullhorn as a demonstration in Yangon, Tuesday, September 25, 2007, despite strong Myanmar military warning against the opposition to the state.
Buddhaist friars are marching during a rally against Yangon's army rule, Myanmar Monday, September 24, 2007. Up to 100,000 anti-government protesters, headed by a phalange of Buddhaist friars, walked through Yangon on Monday, the biggest gathering in Myanmar since a pro-democracy insurgency in 1988 that was violently suppressed by the army.
Buddhaist friars are marching in protests in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, September 24, 2007, in the most powerful demonstration of disagreement with governing general for nearly two centuries. Over 100,000 poeple swamped the roads of Yangon in two great walks that made their way through the country's trading capitol, headed by clothed friars who sang prayer of peacemaking and sympathy.
Buddhaist friars are marching in protests in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, September 24, 2007, in the most powerful demonstration of disagreement with the governing general for nearly two centuries.