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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 »

Royal Palace, Mandalay

Posted on February 15th, by Juan in Monuments & Sights. 1 Comment

View from outside Mandalay Palace. This is the gate on the East wall, which together with the other three 2 km long walls, forms a square around the Palace.

The Watch Tower. From here you get a complete view of the Palace grounds.

Amazing view of the Royal Palace from the Watch Tower.

Hluttaw or the Supreme Court, the building at the centre of the Palace, and the grand peaked-roof of the Great Audience Hall in the background.

The Great Audience Hall of the Royal Palace.

Another ornate teak building stained red, in the style characteristic to Mandalay’s Royal Palace.

Inside the stunning Glass Palace.

Figures of King Mindon and Chef Queen Satkyardavi at the entrance to the Great Audience Hall.

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