YMCA Yangon

263 Mahabanoola St, PO 11161, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Yangon (Rangoon)

Return to the capitol by train

A travel blog entry by radsolv

All of us from the jeep tour of Pagan took the comfortable train back to Rangoon. We shared a couple of rooms at a budget hotel and had a meal together. Burmese food is not one of the notable cuisines of the world. One of the young girls was a very pretty Australian blonde traveling solo overland to Britain. The other solo female traveler was a strange and not too attractive Dutch girl I think.

It was called Burma back then.

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Only allowed 7 days in Burma then. Now I think maybe 14. Also only few locations open to foreignors. Shedagown Pagoda in the grace of its spire seems to me great architecture, ranking maybe with Taj. Rangoon now called Yangon ?? Burma was so laid back compared to Hindu India. Such a relief to be in a Buddhist culture. Military government did not …

Drive to Bago & on to Mt Kyaiktiyo.

A travel blog entry by cleotup

... of three you are supposed to visit within a 12month period ( Golden Rock, Shwedagon & Mahamuni in Mandalay. As we've visited all three in the space of three weeks we should be alright merit wise for some time. Especially if you add that to all the times we were blessed in Bhutan as well. Arrived back @ the hotel just after seven, in time for dinner at 7.30. Set menu & far too much of it - fried tofu,lentil soup,steamed fish,Kung Po ...

Yangon

A travel blog entry by wideyedtraveler

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... s culture sees it's holy men loved and revered more than their rock stars. Where the men are comfortable enough to walk around in skirts (longyi), he he. and where the red juice of the betel nut stains just as many footpaths as it does lips.

And how could you not love a city that is totally motorbike free and where right hand cars are being driven ...

Golden time capsule

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... The locals chew on this little package that dyes their teeth and spit a bright red. They love to see foreigners and laugh every time I speak to them either in English or the few words I know in Burmese. There are home phones on tables run by locals all over the city for people to make calls. Imagine a kitchen phone from 15 years ago. Another neat thing is that they call for each others attention using a loud kissing/ smooching noise. It caught ...

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This hostel, located on 263 Mahabanoola St, PO 11161, Yangon (Rangoon), is near Shwedagon Pagoda, Bagan Temples, Indein Village, and Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung).
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good