Yangon in photos

Yangon in photos

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We recently had the pleasure of three weeks travelling in Burma and while we had grand plans for covering a raft of destinations in those three weeks, plans went askew when we arrived in Yangon, fell in love with it and spent five days there. Oops. In the end we only covered Yangon, Pyay and Bagan, but we’ll be back soon for more. In the meantime, here are a few pics from our time in Yangon.

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Yangon has lots of pigeons ... and the occasional pagoda.

Yangon has lots of pigeons… and the occasional pagoda.

The only thing that outnumbers pigeons are the street food stalls.

The only thing that outnumbers pigeons are the street food stalls.

Did I mention the pigeons?

Did I mention the pigeons?

There's also plenty of gorgeous old buildings, sadly many of them will be knocked down for brass & glass.

There’s also plenty of gorgeous old buildings; sadly many of them will be knocked down for brass and glass.

A quiet moment.

A quiet moment.

Taking a spin on the Circular Train.

Take a spin on the Circular Train.

Or take a ferry trip across the river.

Or take a ferry trip across the river.

Or just take a snooze in a trishaw.

Or just take a snooze in a trishaw.

Then grab another snack.

Then grab another snack.

19th Street is good for some BBQ and a Myanmar beer at the end of the day.

19th Street is good for some barbecue and a Myanmar beer at the end of the day.

The pagoda of pagodas.

The pagoda of pagodas.

Keep snacking.

Keep snacking.

Look! Pagoda!

Look! Pagoda!

Did I mention the pigeons?

Did I mention the pigeons?

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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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Our top 10 other sights and activities in and around Yangon

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Bogyoke Aung San Market

Everything under one roof

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24 hours in Yangon

Just the greatest hits

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Shwedagon Pagoda

Most sacred pagoda in the country

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Yangon Circle Train

We choo choo choose this as a must-stop

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Inya Lake

A little piece of tranquility

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Sunset boat cruise

A lovely few hours

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Botataung Pagoda

The third of the three pagodas

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Kandawgyi Lake

Retreat from the city

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Gem Museum and Mart

All that glitters

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Kabar Aye Pagoda

A meditative spot