Grand Meeyahta

372 Bogyoke Aung San Road, Pabedan Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar | Hotel
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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


... through the countryside, rice paddies, and small local communities.  I was all smiles with all the adorable children running around wanting to say hello and have their pictures taken.  It was also the first sunny day all week so that certainly raised my spirits and made for a fab afternoon.  Having had such a nice time with my tour guide I pointed to a local bar on the side of the road and bought us a beer to cheers the day.  At which point he was the one ...

Yangon (Rangoon)

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan


... back on the bus and head across to Shwedagon pagoda. It’s busy when we arrive, but mostly with locals who are using the place, rather than tourists. The sky is still threatening as we jump into the elevator and head up to the top. Despite the heavy, grey sky, the pagoda still looks amazing as we emerge into it – the tall, 98m tall gilded primary stupa dominating our field of view (reportedly, it has accumulated more than 53 tons of gold leaf over ...

Yangon, Capital City of Myanmar

A travel blog entry by martinahowell


... the Myanmar calendar, Wednesday is divided into two parts), dotted around the eight corners of the stupa (the stupa is octagonal), and most Myanma pray at their day shrine when visiting a pagoda. One cup of water for every year plus one extra is poured over the Buddha’s head.

The main stupa, which is completely solid, rises from its platform in a fairly standard pattern and is 100 metres (325 feet) tall. First there is the plinth, which stands 21ft ...

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

A travel blog entry by lewnwdc


... south to Botataung Pagoda, my final sight in Yangon. I pay the $3 foreigner admission fee at 1:31 and race through the pagoda, having less than 30 minutes until I am supposed to meet Jeff back at the inn.

"It is said that when eight Indian monks carried relics of the Buddha here more than 2,000 years ago, 1,000 military officers (botataung) formed a guard of honor at the place where the rebuilt pagoda stands today," according to Insight Guides. ...

Myanmar- Got Pagoda?

A travel blog entry by breanne.corey


... in the cost of our bus ticket to transfer people to an area with accommodations to choose from. Because they acted swiftly, we just went with it. It sounds bad, but it actually worked out for us. Polo, who was the travel organizer brought us to a hotel that was newly built and had rooms for 2000kayt ($20)/ night. We knew that this was a good price, so we decided to stay. Once settled in, Polo and his brother stuck around to tell us what we should do around the area with our two days ...

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This hotel, located on 372 Bogyoke Aung San Road, Pabedan Township, Yangon (Rangoon), is near Shwedagon Pagoda and Bogyoke Market.
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