YMCA Yangon

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

Home Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by meliwes3 on Jul 25, 2014

4 comments, 14 photos

... all very very helpful and the board from ISM hosted a welcome lunch for all of us new staff, which gave us a chance to get closer to our new colleagues. I forgot to mention that Saturday night after we came back to our apartment from the tours, a returning teacher knocked on our door to see if we wanted to join a group of returning teachers and new teachers for dinner. We went and had a typical dinner at what they call a beer house where the menu consists of fried items and more ...

Yangon

A travel blog entry by nloon on Jun 07, 2014

16 photos

... and is approximately 2500 years old. The zedi / stupa in which 8 hairs of Budda are said to be enshrined, stands 98m tall and is adorned with up to 53 tonnes of gold leaf along with a crowning orb of diamonds and other precious stones. It is definitely worth visiting at night time to see it all lit up under flood lights and we thought it was very impressive. We decided to stick to the outside for our first visit as you need to pay a foreigners entry fee of 8000 ...

Yangon (Rangoon)

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan on Jun 06, 2014

8 photos

... out the usual formalities then head out for a group dinner to a local Chinese restaurant (which seems a bit weird, we assumed we’d be eating local food on the first night!) It’s good fun, we get to know some of the people we’re travelling with a bit better, and afterwards we head back for a relatively early night.

We meet the next morning at nine for an orientation tour of Yangon with Nay. We see the Sule Pagoda, but ...

Yangon, Capital City of Myanmar

A travel blog entry by martinahowell on May 31, 2014

2 comments, 30 photos

... betel nut a stimulant similar to caffeine or nicotine. There were numerous monks and locals asking to have their pictures taken with me! I think the blonde hair and blue eyes had something to do with that.

Yangon - Legend has it that it was originally built during the time of Buddha and Yangon has been inhabited ever since. Whether the legend is true or not, it is true that a village named Dagon has existed since the 6th century AD. It was renamed Yangon ...

Yangon Day #1 -- Sule & Shwedagon Pagodas

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc on May 27, 2014

1 comment, 128 photos

... Supreme Court, and the Independence Monument in Maha Bandoola Garden. I watched a small protest march go by with people dressed in red shirts. Not sure what they are protesting about, but found it interesting to see such a public procession in Yangon – something you likely would not have seen in previous years under the ruling junta, which suppressed freedom of speech.

Jumped in a taxi at 5:23. The driver quoted me a fare of 2,000 kyat ($2.07) to be ...

Location

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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