Rangoon TempleTemple of Rangoon
Pelican Hindu Temple - Kyauktan, Yangon (Rangoon) travelogues
Kyauktan culminates in the boat ride to the islands pass, which is fine, but the pass is quite small, and the small islet and temple become quite overcrowded. Inside the cloakroom there are some beautiful statues, but there are also two power poles (!), which are stuck on the isle and distract the temple a bit.
If you are a non Burmese guest, you must take a specific type of vessel (ticket counters do not allow the use of US dollar, only Kyats) and do not use the smaller vessels used by the Burmese locals! You leave your boots on the barge and run around the entire length of the archipelago barefooted. One can buy packets of puffy paddy for feeding the huge wels on the riverbank near the isle, but it's not so simple to see the catch - just a lot of flippers and cocks.
Best is the street markets on the river banks - full of crowds of rickshaw and stall owners who sell handmade fruit, wicker, dried seafood, flower, Thanaka and more. There are many monasteries, horse-drawn coaches and other interesting things to see so that it is an interesting half-day trip from Yangon.
Grand Temple - Review of Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Beautiful temple - offering something different from the traditional style you will see all over Myanmar. It is unilingual, only Chines. There is nothing spectecular, more of a Daoist temple than a Buddhaist temple, which is mainly frequented by the native Sinti. You can jump over this temple because it doesn't have much to show for it, and Chinatown looks wretched.
Were you at the Kheng Hock Keong Chinese Temple?
The Temple of Shoay Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon
Jackson, J. Photography by J. Jackson around 1868, part of an albums with 43 pictures of Burma (Myanmar) from the Sladen Collection. A view of a temple on the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma's most revered and spectaculous buddhistic sanctuary. It is open and has wood parapets between the pillars and an elaborately engraved, gold plated, staggered timber ceiling, typical of Burma's regal and church-structures.
This is one of many christenings, memorials and gazebos that have been erected on the plateau around the cemetery.