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Water Festival in Yangon

Posted on April 5th, by Juan in Activities, Culture & Customs, On the Street. 3 comments

Sule Pagoda, the Heart of Yangon

Posted on August 25th, by Juan in Monuments & Sights, Religious Sites & Temples. No Comments

Sule Pagoda is located in downtown Yangon, in the crossroads of Sule Paya Road and Mahabandoola Road. It represents the centre of the city and it’s been been a focal point for political uprisings in Yangon.

It is octagonal shaped and 46 meters high. It forms part of a very busy round about and small shops and cyber cafes are integrated into its outer walls.

If you are having dinner or a snack in one of the lots of tea houses in the area, you probably be captivated by its beauty and it serves as a good reminder of the the amazing place you are in.

There are many public bus stops around it and you can always see people crossing the street to get to the pagoda.

These vendors are always there to … Read More »

Yangon City Hall

Posted on July 11th, by Juan in Monuments & Sights. No Comments

Yangon City Hall is a great example British colonial architecture and Burmese ornamentation with pyatthat (tiered roofs).

At the main entrance there is the traditional Burmese peacock and the Myanmar flag.

The city hall was design by the Burmese architect U Tin. He also designed the Railway Station in Yangon.

It is located in downtown Yangon next to Sule Pagoda.

Beautiful palm trees surround the city hall creating a beautiful combination with the light purple window arches at the background.

Unfortunately, the city hall is not only surrounded by palm trees, but also by these barbed wired fences.

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