|City Hall @ Yangon, Myanmar|
Be careful with your wishes…
|Customs Card to enter Myanmar|
|National Independence Monument|
|Traders Hotel, Yangon|
My first impression about Saigon, it looked like Jakarta in the 80s. Yangon looks like Jakarta in the 70s!
|Shopping Mall next to my hotel|
|Taxi in front of a cinema, near my hotel|
When the plane was approaching the city, Mr. Right showed me many white roofs. They are temples! The white sparkling roof top looks amazing from the air.
- Most of the city taxi is still using the old car.
- Traditional dress for men is sarong or locally known as longyi.
- Many women have special powder on their cheeks, as if they wear blush on. This powder is locally known as Thanakha which is grind handmade from wood of several trees. It has a fragrant scent somewhat similar to sandalwood.
|Sample of wood for the Thanakha|
|1 US$ is around 800-850 Kyat|
Kyat is the local currency, however US$ is very well accepted in the big hotels and restaurants. Still, it is advisable to have local notes handy. Medium and smaller size of shops or restaurants only receives Kyat. Credit card acceptance is very limited, only in the big hotels and restaurants. ATMs? Yes, there are a few ATMs but I could not find the visa/master logo.
|Billboard in the street|
|The white building is a Mosque|
|See the nice building behing the bridge, it's a railway station|
So much curiosity about this place, so many things to explore, I couldn’t wait to do sightseeing… Hore, Jalan-Jalan...!
|Traditional music instrument and the musician|
Next stories are about visit to beautiful Pagodas and culinary experience. Lanjuuttt? Sabar ya...