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TravelPod Member ReviewsYangon International Yangon (Rangoon)
As a Myanmar domestic traveller into Yangon International you are treated to very little aircon, plastic seats, squat toilets and a dusty parking lot. But walk out the front gate after your domestic flight, turn right past the gilded VIP (government) terminal and into the wifi enabled shiny glass International Terminal and you instantly walk from 3rd world Burma back into 1st world South East Asia. Bliss, relief, sanctuary or come down? It's certainly the only place outside of The Strand Hotel that felt "modern" in all our travels around the country.
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... 8230; we were there until about 9.45am – not hot at all.
Regretfully, it was time to go. Into the lift and back to the ground floor to collect our shoes and socks … I didn’t know until after I put mine on that there was a foot bath in the ladies bathroom … oh well.
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... The streets are a hodgepodge of those old abandoned stately buildings, thatched or corrugated clad shacks, new or restored half completed highrises , restored mansions/ government offices and temples/pagodas ....lots of them!!! It is a curious sight to see a several-story cement building still standing but not occupied ...and wonder- is it in a state of abandonment - or is it being restored?? Hard to tell - I think both those things are going on but it's hard ...
... our way back down the lake to the main land where a car was waiting to take us to the airport.
Sometimes when we visit a place we ask ourselves if we were explorers passing through would we choose to settle there or merely pass through to find new places. Inle lake is a place we could see settling. A climate with clean, fresh air, cool evenings and warm days. A beautiful large lake bounded on two sides by large beautiful mountains, the two affording all ...
... the Pagoda must be smaller so the landmark will be visible from everywhere).
The Shwedagon Pagoda (Shwedagon Zedi Daw/the Great Dagon Pagoda/the Golden Pagoda/The Reliquary of the Four) is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. This 99 meters gilded stupa is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa/era – ‘the staff of Kakusanda Buddha, the water filter of Kawnagamana Buddha, a piece of the robe ...
... Everyone was required to take a shuttle to the port gate and our guide, driver and a helper were waiting for us. Because the ship changed the port schedule, our tour schedule was modified a bit as well. We were originally scheduled to visit Bago, the ancient capital, on the first day in Myanmar, and then see all of the sights in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) on the second day. Instead it was decided to add the Shewdagon Pagoda, probably the most important of the ...