Weekend in Yangon


  • We are fortunate we can fly from Bagan and be in central Yangon in a couple of hours.
  • The bus takes 10 hours and the train about 20!

    This was a very special trip for an airport surprise pick up of my Mum who is here for 3-ish weeks. She travelled from Australia with Timm a long term friend from my art teaching college days. On their first morning we headed downtown, wandered around markets and had lunch at the historic Strand Hotel.

    Built in 1901 The Strand remains one of Asia’s most enduring Colonial landmarks and those Peacock ‘thrones’ made for some nice touristy shots with Timm and Mum!The afternoon included a visit to U Thant’s House. He lived there in the 1950s and became the third United Nations Secretary General. He is revered as a great educator, peacemaker and writer…At dusk we joined with thousands of locals and monks to circumnavigate the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda. As the evening descended we strolled along candle lit ‘corridors’ and felt the coolness of the marble under our toes in mandatory bare feet… despite the crowds it was a calming meditative experience.

    The Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas.

    To end the day we indulged at the Rangoon teahouse. So much for mum having jet lag!

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    9 thoughts on “Weekend in Yangon

    1. What a wonderful start to Veronica’s holiday. It ALL looks fabulous……..look forward to more updates and adventures xx

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    2. Soooo looking forward to visiting!!!
      Must make the most of Yangon on arrival and departure.
      Love your posts and pics. Hi to your dear mum, please. Oh, and to whatever they call Kotoni now.

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      1. Plain old mr gordon!

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    3. Veronica Pansaru March 17, 2019 — 8:34 am

      Have NO time for jet lag – so much to see and SO much to do!!!!

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      1. A formidable mother!

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    4. Mary Givney-Clark March 17, 2019 — 6:12 am

      Looking good all! U Thant’s words ring true, of tolerance & fostering moral & spiritual values, esp at this time of unprecedented violence in NZ that has shocked all.

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    5. Hello to you all
      Veronica looks thrilled to be there. Her eyes say it all…. enjoy !!!!
      I’m absolutely loving your blog and following all your adventures.
      Ellen

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      1. Thanks Ellen… hope all is well in your world. Bagan is so much like the western division but with temples!

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