The Shwedagon Pagoda

The Shwedagon Pagoda complex.We timed the evening of our first full day in Yangon perfectly: visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset. The complex is already bursting with colour from its decorations, flower offerings and the towering central gold stupa, but the pink-orange skies and the rose hues glinting from all the gold leaf is truly something else. Continue reading

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Exploring Yangon

Sunset in Yangon
As my local guide, Moh Moh, told me ‘Now is the best ever time to visit this country’. Myanmar is on the verge of a huge change politically, and soon could change in many other ways as well. Tourism is slowly returning to this beautiful country – and now really is the best ever time to go. It’s safe, it’s unspoilt and full of wonderful places to explore. Continue reading