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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Nobody would argue that British colonialism was benign. However, Yangon's array of magnificent (if crumbling) buildings are testament to the key role played by Myanmar's largest city in the British Empire. Although some of the buildings are in a...
27St, ဗိုလ်ချုပ်လမ်း, ရန်ကုန်, Myanmar (Burma)
Also known as Scott Market, has colonial building which easily can found germs, art craft, textiles as well as Myanmar's traditional souvenirs, open from Tuesday to Sunday, and shut off on Monday as most public tourists spot around Yangon. Never...
No. 216, Anawrahta Road 11141, Beteen 31th & 32th, ရန်ကုန်, Myanmar (Burma)
A large Indian population - legacy of its British colonial past - has brought dishes like bryani into the Myanmar diet. This mutton version is fragrant with whole spices like cardamom and the rice is studded with cashews and raisins. Delicious and...
Blazon, Andover Township, OH 44003, USA
House of Memories serves up some of Yangon’s tastiest dishes. With an affordable menu, good services and an easy location (5 min. drive from Shwedagon) it’s easy to see why HOM is both a lunch and dinner favorite. Though Thai food is now...
Be Kind To Animals The Moon is an outstanding cute charming restaurant just past the Thralabar Gates in Old Bagan. The food is wonderful, vegetarian true, but I have never heard anyone complain about the lack of meat here. Great curries, fresh...
130b, 34th Street, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Along with tea leaf salad, Shan noodles is one of the most ubiquitous (and delicious) dishes to be found in Myanmar. There are different versions, but common threads usually involve chicken, garlic, turmeric, tomatoes and fish sauce with Chinese...
No. 169, Wa Dan Street, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Shan Yoe Yar recently emerged as one of Yangon’s premier options for local cuisine. The restaurant is located in a newly remodeled teak colonial building in the central downtown neighborhood of Lanmadaw. It's pleasant environment incorporates a...
Strand Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
If you're looking for an authentic shopping experience, you can do worse than the Night Market at the Botataung Paya. The Paya, located near the river in Southern Rangoon, is one of the city's grandest sights lit up at night. On the Paya grounds...
Maha Bandula Park Street, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Join the crowd of courting couples, families and individuals all enjoying the end of the day while taking in the sights that surround the Garden. On one side the Sule Paya, on another the old High Court, City Hall (pictured) taking up another part...
92 Strand Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Have a draught Dagon (the local Myanmar beer) at the bar of the venerable Strand Hotel in Yangon. Built in 1901 by the Sarkies brothers who were also responsible for the Raffles in Singapore and the E and O in Penang, the bar with its efficient...
2, Nyaungu, Myanmar (Burma)
A very familiar sight at markets in Myanmar--various varieties of dubious-looking fish for sale to brave and intrepid shoppers! This particular stall was set up the at the market in Nyaung U near Bagan. Fortunately the photo doesn't convey the...
Near Tharabar Gate, Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
The temples and pagodas/stupas are amazing in Bagan...they have been photographed quite a bit. Took a boat ride on the Ayerwaddy (Irrawaddy) River. After making a brief stopover and walking through the Kyauk Gu Ohmin cave temples from the 11th...
Pabedan, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
This year marks the 2,600 year anniversary of the Schwedegon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, aka, Rangoon, Burma. The home of 8 hairs of the Buddha, it is the most revered pagoda in Burma. Completely covered in gold leaf and crowned with over 7,000...
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
One of Myanmar’s more revered reclining Buddhas. It is housed in a large metal-roofed shed, only a short distance, located north east of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Work on this image started in 1899, the donor named U Hpo Thar being fired by his...
Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
The Bagan Archeological Zone: New Bagan: Quieter than Nyaung U, but closer to the temples. Laid-back and home to Bagan’s best midrange accommodation and riverside restaurants Old Bagan: Between New Bagan and Nyaung U, Old Bagan contains several of...
Amarapura, Myanmar (Burma)
Mandalay. We flew there to see Amarapura, the ancient royal city for one reason: the old teak walkway without nails, which symbolizes the simplicity and Buddhist flavor of life in Myanmar (Burma). In the late afternoon, we strolled across U Bein...
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