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Paradise in the Heart of Yangon: Kandawgyi Lake & The Karaweik

Posted on July 29th, by Juan in Activities, Monuments & Sights. 1 Comment

Kandawgyi Lake is an enchanting place in Yangon. It’s got beautiful natural scenery and is home to one of Yangon’s landmarks: the Karaweik.

The Karaweik is a unique palace built in the form of a royal barge and facing the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. It is 39 meters wide and 82 meters long.

Karaweik the name for a mythical bird with a melodious cry.

Beautiful view of the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda from the teak bridge in the lake. It’s a romantic place, there are always young couples enjoying the peace and tranquility, away from the noise of Yangon.

There is a teak bridge that crosses the lake. It’s very enjoyable to walk along it, surrounded by nature.

Here you can see a local monk enjoying an evening stroll.

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Buddhist Worshipers Set Birds Free to Earn Merit

Posted on May 21st, by Juan in Culture & Customs, Religious Sites & Temples. No Comments

At the entrance of every temple there are vendors with crowded bird cages.

Worshiper buying a bird at Kheng Hock Keong Temple in Yangon.

She prays with the bird at the entrance of the temple before setting it free.

According to Buddhist beliefs, releasing birds earns you merit. It can also symbolizes letting go of troubles.



Sugar Cane: Freshly Squeezed on the Streets of Myanmar

Posted on April 11th, by Juan in Food & Drink, On the Street. 2 comments

On the streets of Myanmar you can often hear the sound of bells coming from the sugar cane stalls. Vendors keep turning the wheel even if they are not squeezing sugar cane just to catch customer’s attention.

Vendor peeling a sugar cane. The cane comes with a dark husk as you can see on the right side of the picture. Vendors remove this outer rind and then place the remaining cane in a bucket of water.

First step to making the juice is to pass the cane through the rollers on the outer edge, which has blades to break the cane apart.

Second step involves passing the cane through the main part of the rollers several times to squeeze out the juice, which then drips into a bowl below.

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Quick Stop for a Glass of Cold Water on the Streets of Myanmar

Posted on March 29th, by Juan in Food & Drink, On the Street. No Comments

Water vendors use huge blocks of ice to cool the water, making them the perfect place to stop for refreshment, especially in the hot season (from February to May).

Water stall on the streets of Yangon. You just take a glass, put it under the net where the ice block is, and then with the mug take some water from the bucket and pour it on top of the ice block, collecting the cold water in the glass below.

Man with his water stall waiting for some customers, he offers an on-the-spot glass of water or a bottle to take away. These stalls can be found all over Myanmar. Vendors tap the metal cups together to catch people’s attention.






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