YMCA Yangon

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

Rain Rain Go Away, Yangon I'm Here to Play

A travel blog entry by kaila.mctavish

21

... obviously Shwedagon Paya, the defining image of Yangon and a symbol of Burmese identity for 2500 years.  I decided to lace up my runners and walk to the Paya as I could see it from Elaine's apartment.  Making a wrong turn at one of many round abouts I stumbled into People's Park.  It was so well manicured and green it was stunning and so quiet despite being in the middle of the city, but I could't really enjoy it as at this point I started to almost jog with the ...

Yangon (Rangoon)

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan

8

... is very busy and mostly seems to be people selling tourist tat! We spy no raincoats at all, though we do meet many friendly people. After watching the locals we realise our approach is all wrong – it’s too warm and humid for raincoats, umbrellas are the way forward, so we buy a couple of cheap umbrellas for use during the short-but-powerful downpours that occur from time to time. We enjoy a spot of lunch (watching a big downpour), then head back ...

Yangon Day #2 -- Markets, Garden, & Temples

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc

139

... spices, and many colorful vegetables.

I pop into a huge indoor clothing market at 10:55. Wow, this place is also super crowded with shirts, dresses, fabric, and other clothes stacked up yards high everywhere. I’m back outside after a quick three-minute visit inside the clothing market, heading west on Maha Bandoola Road to 19th Street, where Jeff and I enjoyed a BBQ feast for dinner last night.

19th Street ends at Kannar Road along ...

Myanmar- Got Pagoda?

A travel blog entry by breanne.corey

22

... Pointing out a location of the city map we had, he pointed toward the area and began walking with us. He proceeded to tell us prices for meals, transport, accommodation and told us what we should do with our 10days in the country. He essentially confirmed that our planned itinerary was the way to go. After walking with us for about 10mins, he even lead us to a bus company that had first class transportation for 1700kyat ($18) each for an 11hr bus ride to Inle Lake. He made sure the guy ...

Politics and partying

A travel blog entry by elegibson

8

... cut off from the outside world and subjected to a tyrannical regime. Now 1/4 of the population live below the poverty line and the country is ranked in the bottom quartile of countries in terms of corruption, transparency and press freedom. My good friend Vik put it well when he said 'learning about the military rule in Myanmar has been like reading a “How to f**k your country” handbook'. During my travels I've been told that the ...

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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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    TripAdvisor Reviews YMCA Yangon Yangon (Rangoon)

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good