Travel Blogs from Yangon (Rangoon)
Idag tog vi det
lugnt. Efter frukost solade vi lite på hotellets balkong. Sen gick
vi runt på stan och kollade i shoppingmall. Vi åt en god middag och
även idag avslutade vi dagen med en bra kinesisk film som handlade
om en skyskrapa som börjar att brinna.
Vi kom tillbaka
till Yangon tidigt på morgonen. Tog en taxi till vårt nya hotell.
Dock kom vi så tidigt att personalen låg och sov i foajén. Som tur
var fick vi komma in på vårt rum efter bara en liten stund. Efter
frukosten gick vi ut på en långpromenad. Vi gick till ett
shoppingmall och sen vidare till en marknad där vi …
... 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 ...
... straight from the bus to be checked-in and we just stand as a group and eventually our (name-less) boarding passes are given to us! We’ve not even been near a check-in desk, never mind answered any security questions. Security is more of the same, a cursory x-ray of the bags is about it. It all feels a little lax, but also a bit like being in the old days of the empire, when everything was done for you! Our airline is the never-heard-of-before ...
... and Uttara, were sent from India as missionaries to Thaton after the Third Buddhist Snyod. The King of Thaton gave them permission to build a shrine at the foot of Singuttara Hill in which the monks preserved a hair of the Buddha. The name 'Sule Pagoda’ itself, however comes from a later period and is linked to the Sule Nat, or guardian spirit, of Singuttara Hill, who local legend claims showed the monks the site where the relics of three previous Buddhas had ...