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Maha Wizaya Pagoda at Night is Magically Golden

Maha Wizaya Pagoda at night is magically golden. It really looks like that of a palace that you heard about or read in books about the Far East. I never planned to come here – it was just an accidental discovery. On my second night at Yangon, I walked from

Nga Htat Gyi Temple – A Seated Buddha Awaits You

At Nga Htat Gyi Temple, a colossal statue of a seated Buddha awaits you. Only a few people visit this Buddhist temple which I think you should never miss. Though the pagoda is a bit far from downtown Yangon, it is reachable via Grab taxi. Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda is

Yangon Skyline from Sakura Tower at Sunset

To see Yangon skyline from Sakura Tower at sunset, you have to be at Yangon Yangon Bistro. It is on the building’s top floor – and with an open concept bar, the views are magnificent. A friend and I arrived here 30 minutes before sunset. We were the first customers

Shwedagon Pagoda in the Morning

Shwedagon Pagoda in the morning is a must-thing to do when you are in Yangon. Out of the many tourist attractions in the city, this is the only one worth getting up early before dawn. You’ve got to experience the absolute serenity of this sacred place before the crowd starts

At Botataung Pagoda, You Will Find Buddha’s Hair

Botataung Pagoda in downtown Yangon is one of the many pagodas in the city where you will find a piece of Buddha’s hair. It is this relic that the golden pagoda is known for. According to the history of the pagoda, eight strands of Buddha’s hair arrived here more than

Sule Pagoda – Serenity Amidst the Traffic in Yangon?

Sule Pagoda or Sule Paya centrally locates itself in the middle of the traffic in Yangon. It’s in a roundabout surrounded by all kinds of local transport. Standing and looking from outside, I wonder how in the world would devout Buddhists be able to attain peace amidst traffic noises? Would

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is Pure Bliss in the Morning

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is pure bliss in the morning. Its serenity and the murmuring whispers of prayers are calming to the soul. At least that’s how I felt because I arrived there at 4:15 in the morning – earlier than most Buddhist worshippers. And way too earlier than most
KEEP CALM and WANDER