Category Archives: Myanmar

Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda At Night

Previous Post: Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda – The Golden Heart of Myanmar During my one week’s stay in Yangon, I visited the Shwedagon three times, once in the late morning and twice in the late afternoon.  While there is no bad … Continue reading

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Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda – The Golden Heart of Myanmar

Previous Post: Mingalaba From Myanmar – Land of the Golden Pagodas If you visit Myanmar (formerly called Burma), you will probably be starting off in its largest city, the business and cultural capital Yangon (Rangoon to the British).  At the … Continue reading

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Yangon’s Botahtaung Paya and the Buddha’s Hair Relic

Previous Post: Sule Paya – the Stupa At The Heart of Yangon An OOPS moment – this post is not quite done! I was working on it just before we set off on our 15-day canoe trip down Quebec’s Coulonge River and … Continue reading

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Sule Paya – The Stupa At The Heart of Yangon

Previous Post: Mingalaba From Myanmar, Land Of The Golden Pagodas When the taxi dropped me off at my hotel on the west side of downtown Yangon around 1 a.m. I was feeling somewhat spaced out. Being in the air or … Continue reading

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Myanmar’s Inle Lake: Things To See And Do – Day Two

Previous Post – Myanmar’s Inle Lake: Things To Do – Day One On our first day in the Inle Lake area, we did what most do – we spent the day boating around the lake and paying shore visits to markets, temples, and crafts … Continue reading

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Burma’s Inle Lake: Things To See And Do – Day One

Previous Post: The Road From Pindaya to Nyaung Shwe in Shan State Skim through any tourism guide-book to Burma (i.e. Myanmar) and a handful of places make the “do not miss” category. Yangon, Mandalay, and Bagan are sure to be … Continue reading

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Myanmar Travels: The Road From Pindaya to Nyaung Shwe In Shan State

Previous Post: Pindaya’s Shwe Oo Min – The Shan Cave of The 10,000 Buddhas! Our visit to the limestone cave at Pindaya over, we bussed down to the Green Tea Restaurant on the banks of Pone Taloke Lake.  Our lunch requests had … Continue reading

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A One-Day Tour of Bago, Myanmar: A Checklist of Must-See Sites

If you find yourself in Yangon and have spent all the time you want to in the dynamic but crumbling city,  a day trip to the once-capital of a Mon kingdom in the lower Myanmar area is a worthwhile possibility. … Continue reading

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Visiting Bago’s Buddhist Sites – The Tour Concluded

Previous Post: An Afternoon In Bago, Myanmar – Visiting the Reclining Buddhas! From the Mya Tha Lyuang Buddha we made our way back to the main road which heads straight for the Mahazedi Paya. The roots of the word – maha … Continue reading

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An Afternoon In Bago, Myanmar: Visiting The Reclining Buddhas

Previous Post: Bago’s Hintha Gon and the “New” Kanbawzathadi Palace Bago, some seventy kilometers north-east of Yangon, makes for an excellent day trip if you are keen to spend yet more quality time with  Buddhas and stupas. Formerly known as Pegu, the … Continue reading

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