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Photos of the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon

April 13th, 2010

Yangon is the capital of Myanmar and as soon as we arrived at the airport we were welcomed by our travel guide.

We stayed at the Summit Park View Hotel which is beautiful and we can even see the Shwedagon Pagode from here!

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The weather is great and we decided to spend our first day by exploring a bit of the city centre. It was about 30 degrees, perfect! The next day we went to visit the Shwedagon pagode, which is located on a hill top.

From up here the view is amazing in either direction and it's an amazing sight when the sunlight reflects on the golden stupas. There are four entrances to get to the top, three of them have an elevator and one has an escalator.

We were so impressed by the beauty of the Shwedagon Pagode that we decided to return that same night to enjoy the view by night. It was like we were in a fairy tail surrounded by bright colours, golden shrines and smiling people. An amazing experience!

We also visited the 17 m tall and 70 m long reclining Buddha of Yangon, did some shopping at the local markets and tried all kinds of local dishes in Chinatown. Here you'll find all kinds of delicious food, grilled on the bbq while you wait!

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Travel Tips for Yangon Myanmar:

Where to stay in Yangon: We stayed at the Summit Park View Hotel which is beautiful and we can even see the Shwedagon Pagode from here!

What to do in Yangon: Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon by night.

Where to eat in Yangon: Chinatown is a great place to try some local dishes.

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Name: Carla
Age: 34-41
Travel type: Couples vacation

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Photos of the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon
Continent: Asia
Country: Myanmar
City: Yangon
Period: Nov 2009
Lenght of stay: 1 month
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Liked: The beautiful golden shrines and seeing the pagoda at night.
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