The Strand Yangon
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Rangoon now called Yangon is the former capital city of Myanmar (formerly Burma). The moved the capital a couple of years ago to Nay-pyi-daw as Yangon has out grown itself. The new capital is the one with newly built 7 lane highways that have 3 cars on them. Whilst Yangon is single lane roads with 7 cars abreast. As we flew into Yangon the firs …
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... apartments, stacked one on top of the other. From Chinatown we moved into the Indian section, which is predominantly Muslim. As we passed from one ethnic community to the next, May reminded us that the largely Buddhist population is very tolerant of diversity. The easy going nature of the majority, allows for a very multicultural feel to this large urban centre. As we got to Independence Square, in the heart of the colonial section of town, the driver pulled over allowing us ...
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We had not done the Shwedagon and a couple of other Pagodas the last time we were in Yangon so we had a day of Pagodas to do before leaving the following day.
First stop was Bogyoke Aung San's (Aung San Suu Kyi's father) house. Aung San was the founder of the modern Myanmar army and is widely considered to be the father of modern Burma/ Myanmar. He only lived in the house for 2 years before he was assassinated. ...
... for the latest Samsung washing machines while standing in line to pass through immigration,some things are universal and the money changers were set up in the arrivals hall, so we exchanged a Benjamin at a good rate of 960 Kyat to the dollar to get us started. I think in previous years there was a black market exchange rate also but in recent years this has converged with the official rate so it makes minimal difference where you change your money now.