Myanmar : A peek into a daily life of a monk in Bago Monk School – Kya Kha Wain Kyaung Monastery

There are about 500,000 Buddhist monks in Myanmar and over 1000 monastic schools which providing primary and secondary education to more than 100,000 Myanmar children. During my Bago day trip (Bago is about 2 hour from Yangon, former capital of Myanmar), I was able to see one of the monastic school. Kha Khat Wain Kyaung Monastery …

Myanmar : The Golden Palace in Bago – Kanbawzathadi Palace

Kanbawzathadi Palace is the must see place if you are a fan of majestic palaces and royal constructions. It is located in Bago city, the old capital of Myanmar which is less than 2 hour drive from Yangon. If you are visiting Yangon, Bago is highly recommended for a day trip and there are few …

Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit the 5 storey National Museum of Myanmar!

Why visit National Museum of Yangon? Museum may not for everyone when they travel but since it was raining outside, we decided to have some indoor activities and that would be the National Museum of Myanmar. I am not a museum lover too but when the weather did not permit us to play outside, well …

Myanmar : Remember to bargain in Yangon Scott Market aka Bogyoke Aung San Market!

Scott Market is easier to remembered for the foreigner as compared to the other new name called Bogyoke Aug San Market ( named after Aung San Suu Kyi’s father ). This is a big bazaar situated in the heart of Yangon which offer Burmese handicraft and jewellery (Burmese Jade), art galleries, antique, umbrella, bags, shoes …

Myanmar : Unexpected Discovery – White Elephant in Hsin Hpyu Daw Park Yangon

Unexpected stop back to Yangon On our way back to Yangon from Bago city, our whole day taxi driver had a brief stop at Hsin Hpyu Daw Park where the white elephants can be seen. We didn’t plan to visit any white elephants but the driver insisted and told us it is on the way …

Myanmar : Bago Road Trip – A Brief Stop at Taukkyan War Cemetery

Inya Lake Our one day Bago trip start early in the morning, at around 8.30 am. The private taxi meets us at the hotel lobby sharp at the promised timing. The car approach Inya Lake (picture above) which is one of the largest lake in Yangon after 20 mins driving. Inya Lake is a popular …

Myanmar : Bago Reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha (Indoor)

Reclining Buddha in Bago There are two reclining Buddha in Bago, one indoor and one outdoor. The one indoor is called Shwethalyaung Buddha. Shwethalyaung Buddha is measuring 55 meters long and 16 meters high, slightly shorter by 10 meter compared to the famous Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha, the other reclining Buddha located in Yangon city. …

Myanmar : Road Trip from Yangon to Bago – 14 Things to observe.

Bago is one of the ancient city near Yangon Myanmar, just 76km away from Yangon. You can do a day trip if you have few days in Yangon. Staying in Yangon is still preferable as the hotel facilities is still better off in Yangon. There are several attractions to see in Bago but all can …

Myanmar : St. Mary’s Cathedral, a little oasis in the heart of Yangon.

Myanmar Christianity The majority of people in Myanmar believe in Buddhism but there are small percentage – 6% are Christianity. One of the important church in Yangon is St Mary Cathedral and it is an unexpected gem in downtown Yangon. We get off from circular train ride Central station and walked for about 15 mins …

Myanmar : Dinner & Cultural Show in Karaweik Palace Yangon

Another top destination in Yangon is Karaweik Palace. The palace is designed and built by Myanmar architect U Ngwe Hlaing in 1972 as a replica of Pyigyimon Royal Barge. In 1988 the building was converted into a classy restaurant cum cultural show event. Karaweik Palace is build on the eastern shore of an artificial lake …