Myanmar

I have been very fond of traveling in Myanmar, people we have meet in the country has been very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We went there on 3 longer visits i the time between ‘free’ elections to the parliament was announced and to just after Aung San Suu Kyi entered office. But after i became clear that the handling of the Rohingya population in Rakhine state could not be criticized enough we have decided not to go to Myanmar again before human rights is established for all citizens in the country.

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Mandalay

Mrauk-U

Transportation

Yangon

Myanmar Southern part

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Yangon

Yangon has not been the capital of Myanmar since 2005 when the government moved to Naypyidaw, which is located between Yangon and Mandalay. But Yangon is by far the largest . . . → Read More: Yangon

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Yan Kin Hill

Yan Kin Hill is found at the east end of the 19th street, the easiest way to get there is to hire a taxi or ride a bike.

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Visiting Yangon in 2013

We arrived to Yangon International Airport where our pre-arrival visas where exchanged to a sticker in our passport. There was a little queue so the process from arrival to getting . . . → Read More: Visiting Yangon in 2013

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U Bein Bridge

This iconic bridge apparently is a must see in Mandalay. I will say the bridge looks well at all times of the day, but it is specially amazing when . . . → Read More: U Bein Bridge

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Trains

Railroads in Myanmar is operated by the government, so if you travel by train you’ll support the government financial – but that might not be so big a problem . . . → Read More: Trains

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Temples

Some calls Mrauk-U for little Bagan. The area is much smaller than Bagan and it holds fewer temples and sights than Bagan. Temples in Mrauk-U is not the same . . . → Read More: Temples

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Teak Temple

A more than 100 years old temple build from teak wood. It’s located in a peace full garden and you are allowed to go in. Some of monks are . . . → Read More: Teak Temple

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Taxis

The taxi is a good idea when you are going around in a city, at least it will protect you from the traffic and weary feats, save you time . . . → Read More: Taxis

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Sule Pagoda

Sule pagoda by night

The pagoga is situated next to the City hall in the middle of a roundabout. The roads that intersects at the roundabout is having . . . → Read More: Sule Pagoda

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Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda at the full moon festival November 2013

The largest pagoda Shwedagon is found approximately 3.5 Km north of the city centre, a ride by taxi from . . . → Read More: Shwedagon Pagoda

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Shwe Taung Pagoda

The Shwe Taung Pagoda is the best place in Mrauk-U to watch the sun rise. The temples is located on one of the highest hill tops in Mrauk-U and . . . → Read More: Shwe Taung Pagoda

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Sagaing Hill

Sagaing hill is not in Mandalay itself, but approximately 20 km south west of Mandalay city centre. It’s a fine place for a day trip. The easiest way to go . . . → Read More: Sagaing Hill

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Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin is located 40 km north-east of Mandalay, the easiest way to get there is to buy a seat in a shared taxi. When we took . . . → Read More: Pyin Oo Lwin

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Planes

If you don’t want to rattle and bumping along the roads or railroads of Myanmar, despite it rather low fare charge, you can choose between a number of airlines . . . → Read More: Planes

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Peoples Park

A statue? in the Peoples park

The Peoples park is found in the same area as Shwedagon, or just across U Wisara Road from Shwedagon. The park can . . . → Read More: Peoples Park

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Ngwe Saung Beach

When you have left Europe during the winter you are likely to long for summer, I do. With summer I think of a visit to a beach to swim in . . . → Read More: Ngwe Saung Beach

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Myeik

The port of Myeik provides the access to the archipelago which I think is the most valuable element from the city. The city is situated on the coast of the . . . → Read More: Myeik

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Mrauk-U

Mrauk-U is an ancient capital of the Arakanese Kingdom and was established I 1433. The city is situated in the north western part of Myanmar in the Rahine state.

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Motor bike taxi

You’ll find them everywhere. The bike is typical fitted with a 75-150 ccm and in scooter design. If you are Burmese you would probably think such a device can . . . → Read More: Motor bike taxi

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Meilamu Pagoda

Dragon statue at the Meilure pagoda

This is a curiosity of a temple, very colourful and with strange decoration. Someone has called it a Disney land temple, it . . . → Read More: Meilamu Pagoda

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Marble carvers

In the south end of Mandalay city you find a street where all workshops are dealing with marble cutting.

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Mandalay Hill

In the northern part of Mandalay you’ll find Mandalay Hill with it’s pagoda. When you walk up the hill you’ll probably think that it is not one pagoda but . . . → Read More: Mandalay Hill

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Mandalay

The chinthes guards the entrance to Mandalay Hill

Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar and is the capital of Mandalay Region. Mandalay has served as the . . . → Read More: Mandalay

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Mahamuni Pagoda

If you’ve been to the gold pounders district and experienced how thin gold can be flatted you’ll will probably have a hard time to believe what you see in . . . → Read More: Mahamuni Pagoda

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Maha Bandoola Garden

Next to the City hall and Sule pagoda lays a park. Sometimes it spelled Maha Bandoola Garden and sometimes Maha Vandoola Park.

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Leaving Mrauk-U (or getting there)

Of course you can take the boat back to Sittwe and a plane from there. It’s straight forward, but it will set you back $130-200 per person. We wanted . . . → Read More: Leaving Mrauk-U (or getting there)

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Kuthodaw Pagoda

The pagoda is home the worlds largest book. Mindon Min had Tripitaka carved in stone in the 1860’s to secure that the book would last until 4.000 years after . . . → Read More: Kuthodaw Pagoda

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Inya lake

The embankment by the Inya Lake has a lot of benches, but they are mostly occupied by young couples

A green oasis north of Shwedagon, take a . . . → Read More: Inya lake

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Hsi paw

Hsi Paw is placed in Shan State where it is the principal town. An easy way and quite interesting way to get there is to take the train from either . . . → Read More: Hsi paw

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Hpa-An

Hpa-An is situated in the Karen state were it is the capital. It is in the northern part of the south Myanmar. Even though it is the state capital and . . . → Read More: Hpa-An

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