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 …

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 : 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 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 …