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Do yourself a favor and visit Shwedagon Pagoda when it's nearing dusk. The character of the gold (and the huge diamond at the top) changes every minute in the melting sunlight and the temple comes alive with candles at night.
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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...
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On the Ninth Floor of a large, nondescript entertainment complex in Yangon is one of the most popular clubs in the city. The place's true name still remains a mystery to me, but if you tell a taxi driver "the ninth floor," virtually anyone will...
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Pabedan, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Wonderful restaurant serving great food and helping the youth of Yangon get off the street and to work (it's a restaurant! it's a shelter! it's amazing!) Look for the sign (pictured) and then up the stairs. Amazingly good food, great prices and...
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
My favorite relaxing beach for the last decade. I love talking to these vendors as they have so much tragic background. I bought a few hats from her so that she can pay for a day of baby sitting of her daughter to make ends meet. Then I tucked a...
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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
The early 6am light in Yangon is spectacular. I have zero idea what’s up with the pigeon’s here, but holy hell, they love them. I’m going to go home and start a pigeon export business. New York to Yangon. Make a million dollars. There are tiny...
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85-87 Thein Phyu Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
This delightful restaurant serves up a variety of Southeast-Asian cuisines, from Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The decor is friendly and ambient. There is a fair trade shop above the restaurant called 'Helping Hands' which showcases...
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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...
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Bahan Market, open daily, is a typical Myanmar street market. It sits in the heart of one of Yangon’s liveliest urban corridors. The bustling streets are lined with shops and food vendors. With its close proximity to Shwedagon Pagoda, Bahan Market...