Good morning, Yangon!
Today I am exploring you from a suburban train.
The 8.20 am circle train leaves from platform 7 of the Yangon Central Railway Station It makes a loop around Yangon in about 3 hours. The ticket price is just 200 kyat (20 cents).
The hustle-bustle during arrival/departure.
Compared to Chennai the train is relatively “empty”. Women wear traditional beautiful long skirts.
Market right on the platform of one of the stations.
As the train goes on, local sellers hop on and hop off. This was a great away to observe the morning life, people, and just chill out.
Moving from hostel to a decent inexpensive hotel for one night. The place is in a quiet lane away from the downtown noise.
The rooms’s interior is made of wood.
The room is nice, location is great, the staff is friendly and helpful. What else do you need?
Taking a walk around the neighborhood.
A side street leads into a residential area.
Typical views in the neighborhood.
As I took an afternoon stroll afterwards, I spotted many parents taking their kids from school.
“Modern Tea House” – my best gastronomic experience so far! Refreshing green tea, delicious pastries, local vibe, pretty local girls serving, low prices. An absolute must-visit for anyone in Yangon. I would come back here several times.
This is pure art and beauty.
Cruising through the People’s Park towards sunset.
From here the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda can also be seen.
Welcome to the kingdom of elephants.
Elephants, water, and Pagoda.
Love is … This park is popular with young couples.
And here you can buy a loaf of bread to feed the fish in the pond.
They are very hungry! Or just greedy?
Another day in paradise.
During the night I was invited to a rooftop bar called “Atlas”.
What can I say? Nice views, including the Shwedagon Pagoda. Nice music. Nice atmosphere. At the same time clearly over-touristic, and a big contrast with most of the city. Yet I enjoyed the experience anyway.
(“Goodbye” in Burmese).