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East Hotel Yangon @ Downtown Yangon, Myanmar

We were comfortably accommodated at East Hotel Yangon during our 3 nights stay in Myanmar. The hotel is located at the heart of Yangon downtown area, near Sule Pagoda. I find the hotel conveniently and strategically located as many attractions, food and shopping are all within walking distance and easily accessed. (eg: Scott Market, Little India, Chinatown, City …

Day 1 in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Part 7: Dinner at Shwe Mingalar & Cocktails at Kosan 19th Street @ Chinatown, Yangon, Myanmar

According to Mr Myint, Chinatown should be approximately 10 to 15 minutes walk but it took us 20 minutes to find it! We walked passed Little India and thought that Chinatown would be after it. End up we gave in and asked for directions from the street vendors by the road looking who looks Chinese, I …

Day 1 in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Part 4: Khaing Khaing Kyaw Myanmar Traditional Food Centre @ Pyay Road, Yangon, Myanmar

In continuation to the third part of Day 1 in Yangon, we requested for really really local food for our late lunch. Mr Myint (our taxi driver for the day) brought us to Khaing Khaing Kyaw, a Myanmar Traditional Food Centre at Mille Pyay Road. It is a local restaurant which specialises in authentic Burmese dishes. We …

Day 1 in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Part 5: Coffee Circles @ Dhamma Zedi Road, Yangon, Myanmar

On our way to Shwedagon Pagoda, we dropped by Coffee Circles for a quick coffee break. The coffeehouse is located in the compound of a hotel called Guest Care Hotel along Dhamma Zedi Road. Our driver didn’t know where it is but after showing the address, he zoomed all the way there. *Impressed* The Coffeehouse has a very classy interior and …

Day 1 in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Part 3: Botataung Pagoda, Kandwagyi Lake & Karaweik Palace, Reclining Buddha, Kabar Aye Pagoda

After our brunch at Aung Mingalar Shan Noodle Restaurant, we head out into the city for sightseeing by Mr Myint (our tour guide and driver for the day). Botataung (Botahtaung) Pagoda Our very first Pagoda stop is at Botataung Pagoda which is located in downtown Yangon and near the Yangon river. Botataung Pagoda is one of the well-known …