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TravelPod Member ReviewsThamada Hotel Yangon (Rangoon)
This hotel close to the Aung San Market. Just walking for about 5 minute. Beside the old building and architecture, the hotel had a nice restaurant with great menu.
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The irony of the lack of cars yet massive highways in the capital was not lost on me as we reached Yangon (Rangoon) which was a couple of hours away down our first superhighway in Myanmar - the traffic in Yangon is horrendous! Such an interesting drive in though. We are staying at an interesting hotel within walking distance of the downtown area …
... scooters, motorcycles, tuktuk's are all banned within the city limits) the streets are congested with traffic. Though there are many traffic lights, frequently we passed traffic police manning the corners, as the lights have failed. The sidewalks were full on pedestrians, many of whom simply crossed the heavy flow of cars, one lane at a time, waiting on the dotted line for a brief openings! We passed through Chinatown, a large area with many apartment building featuring ...
Luckily we had arrived in Yangon just in time for happy hour at The Strand Hotel, this meant that cocktails were a rather reasonable $3.50! Unfortunately once you have a few the cost saving doesn't seem to matter. We also found that they had some rather nice bar snacks... things like goats cheese, smoked salmon and charcuterie board, well $28 later we went for some proper food... hmmm so we should really try and manage this ...
... you all the way up the hill to the level the temple is on - very civilised and not like any other temple we had been too.
We had to pay to go in - K8000 or (£5 each) which we thought was a bit steep until we went in.
The sight before us was just breathtaking. The gold glittering in the sun.
But it was as the sun went down that this place really took your breath away. You can see from our photographs just how ...
... easily got a taxi straight to Shwedagon Pagoda which was absolutely AMAZING! My driver from the airport was very informative and his English was very very good (now I really do wish I had hired him for the day but I was definitely over there on a budget) and he dropped me off at the North gate so I could then work my way through the Pagodas and finish at the Southern gate and then walk to the markets (a noble quest I discovered but it was just WAY too hot ...