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 : 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 …

Myanmar : Walking Trip to Downtown Yangon – The Colonial Buildings & Sule Pagoda

Since I am doing a city tour in Yangon I might as well have a look at the colonial buildings in downtown Yangon. Yangon City Hall The white grand building is one of the biggest buildings in Yangon – named City Hall which was constucted in 1926. The architecture is truly stunning, huge and in …

Myanmar : Travel back to the Past with Time Capsule – The Circular Train Yangon

The one thing I strongly recommend you to do in Yangon is travel with Yangon Circular Train. The cheapest way and you get to experience how local live their daily lives and get to see  and to smell the real Myanmar. This is so real and is everyday routine in Yangon. The whole track loop …

Myanmar Pride : Finding Treasure in Oldest Buddhist Stupa in the World – Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Things to know before you go!

Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the top highlight in Yangon or even in whole Myanmar. The Golden pagoda has over 2600 years old history and also the biggest in Myanmar. The precious wonder of Myanmar is a 99 m gold stupa that dominates Yangon’s skyline.  Shwedagon Pagoda is a huge complex and you need at …