Travel Blogs from Yangon (Rangoon)
... by a monk wanting to share his culture and take more pictures with my camera that I did, haha. He told me that the main zeti is said to have a very large cave below it hiding religious relics and the famous 8 Buddha hairs making it an extremely holy place of worship and revered by all Burmese. He also told me about how each day of the week has a buddha and an animal and that I should go pour water over mine for good luck. Using my trusty iPhone I determined I was born on ...
... 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 ...
From the minute I stepped off the plane, Yangon felt like the most exotic of cities. Most of the men still wear "Longyi's", a tubular piece of cloth similar to a sarong and you can see monks in burgundy robes and nuns in their pink and orange robes walking everywhere. Everyone (men, women, and children) cover their faces with yellow sun protection cream from the extracts of a tree branch called Thanaka and the men’s smiles are reddened by bloody red juice ...
... and the Independence Monument. I decide to try some street food and sit down about noon for lunch: small shrimps, fish, and rice along with samosas. The food is good and my bill (with a bottle of water) comes to only 3,000 kyat ($3.11).
Continue toward the garden at 12:26 p.m. Eight minutes later, I realize I’ve lost my pocket calculator. It was in my left pocket. Oh no. Why is this happening? It must have fallen out when I reached for my phone at ...
... The bud (peak point) of the pagoda houses a diamond orb that totals 1800carat. The apex diamond is a massive 76 carat....wowzers!!!!!! This place is perfect for a postcard picture. This pagoda sparkled with just a few lights on it. Around the pagoda was many temple structures with Buddha statues all around. Where there is Buddha, you find monks. They were everywhere, both young and old. Breanne and I literally just sat on a ledge and took a moment to simply watch and observe. We were ...
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