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"Oh yes, yes", they are nodding, setting up their bongyi (a sarong-like rock carried by men and women) and waddle down the road with an Umbrella in their hands to protect themselves from the midday sundown. That was our 3-day Yangon route. It felt like children in a confectionery shop, agitated to wander the roads of Yangon and enjoy everyday being.
Each small road, each bend and each stand was an eye-catcher in itself. As we walked north-east from our Agga Guest House we made our way along Maha Bandula and Shwe Bon Thar Streets in reverence for the colourfully decayed structures that served as a perfect example of the remains of 19. stent.
Whilst this guesthouse was a great choice, the Chatrium Royal Lake Yangon is a great choice that is both luxury and environmentally responsible. Buzzing, bustling Yangon! Hiking is the best way for you to see Yangon - everything is relatively near to each other, the means of transportation are not very well built and you get the best feeling for the town, if you walk around!
Roads were buzzing with action. From fruit to uncooked seafood and Myanmar's most deadly craze - the betelnuts. Those road fairs weren't for the tourist. It was the artery of the local people, those who were not affected by the latest economical development and who lived on as if they were living in the later 1900s.
Although it is aimed at the tourism industry, it's not something to leave out - purchasing from these retailers will help the community and ensure that you take home genuine Myanmar memorabilia! Though Bogyoke is one of the most touristic places in Yangon, it was still a great place for us to get some of our own favourite fashions with the locals (i.e. the Longiys) and try some great locals' cuisine.
In the morning in Yangon it was all about coffee. But in Myanmar it was different from anything we've ever tried before. Teahouses are an establishment in Yangon. It is also a good place to taste Mohinga, a pasta fishing stock that has long been a popular breakfasts in Myanmar.
It couldn't be simpler to find a Yangon sanctuary or a Yangon holocaust thanks to the fact that the vast majority of Burma's tribe practices Theravada Buddhism. At least 12 famous Buddhist temples exist in the town, from the famous Shwedagon and Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha to the less known Nga Htat Gyi and Baungdawgyoke pagodas.
We walked around in a clock-wise sense and marvelled at the glittering golden Shwedagon Pagoda. Important landmarks were never our thing, so we payed our fees for the greatest of Yangon's sacred landmarks and rushed back to the roads where culture was foreseen. A few said that the most genuine, richest culture in Myanmar is the Yangon Circular Railway, a mass transit service to the Yangon metropolitan area.
As we were going to see one of Myanmar's coaches further north on the way to Hsipaw, we like to skip the round trip and exchange it for a trip to the less touristic Kandawgyi Park. Peacefully, beautifully maintained and cultivated, it was the place where young Couple from Burma cuddled under palms, where teens assembled to throw a dance, and young moms and their babies walked along the lilies bales at Lake Kandawgyi.
It is the ideal place to get away from the messy roads of Yangon without burdening the surrounding area (as a course or swimming park could). We walked around the pond, past the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel and the legendary Karaweik, a reproduction of a typical Bohemian vessel.
Whenever we turned around and glanced back, the gold gleam of the Shwedagon Pagoda would remind us of the hectic pace we had been through. The first stop on our two-week trip to Myanmar was Yangon, but it could not have provided a better insight into the nation's civilization, its past, its people as well as its assets.
Considering prolonging our sojourn, we were concerned that we had not seen, lived or understood enough the part Yangon was playing as Myanmar's business center. We can almost assure you that this will not be our last time in Yangon. We have not seen everything while we have visited some of Myanmar's most important attractions.
Myanmar's tourist industry is growing more rapidly than ever and more areas of the nation are opening up to fearless travellers from all over the globe. Soon it will be a good time to come back to Myanmar, and a voyage back to Yangon will definitely be on our itinerary!
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