Category Archives: Yangon

The authentic burmesian world

Once upon a time there was this mysterious and forbidden land in the east. A land where no man from outside countries where allowed to explore. The land of Buddhas, pagodas, and munks, where the people where controlled by the the strictly harsh goverment keeping an eye on every move. To make sure no rules where broken and if they where you would pay for it with your own life.

Borrowed from www.unpo.org

Picture above Borrowed from http://www.unpo.org.

Luckily this is shifting an the boarders are now open. In 2012 1.million foreginers visited Burma, in 2013, 2 millions and in 2014 aprox 3.millions and still raising. By other words go before it`s to late and before it is touristified like the rest of Asia.

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The people living there are very nice to tourist and they are always on alert to help or serve you. We did not see nor experience any kind of criminality or unpleasent behaviour.

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As you can see in this video the children was very happy if they got your attention.

Norwegian

For faa aar siden var det utenkelig aa kunne ra til Burma. Landet som har et massivt utvalg av Buddhaer, pagodaer og munker. Landet har vaert strengt regulert av sterk kommunisme blant landets ledere  og den millitante juntaen.  Etter landet aapnet for innsyn for turister har antall besokende gaatt fra 1.million i 2012 til forventet 3.milioner i 2014.

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Vi verken saa eller opplevde noe kriminellt  noe gang . Og alle var veldig opptatt av aa hjelpe deg om man stod fast. Spesiellt barna elsket aa faa litt oppmerksomhet,15 sekunder i rampelyset om du vil.

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Yangon is also the home of one of the worlds largest Buddhas, made it impossible to film it in one picture.

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Zootime in Yangon – Myanmar

” Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” Anatole France.                                                                                 Yangon has this huge zoo, definitly worth a visit if you are a animal lover like I am;-) Giving you just a glance of it, enjoy!:-).

Yangon – Every Buddhas Home – Myanmar

“Then, a golden mystery upheaved itself on the horizon – a beautiful, winking wonder that blazed in the sun, of a shape that was neither Muslim dome nor Hindu temple spire. It stood upon a green knoll…”There’s the old Shway Dagon”, said my companion…The golden dome said, “This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.”                                             Rudyard Kipling

Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda

Quickly summarized this metropolis has a population of 5 millions. It also used to be the capital. This city welcomes you with a mixture of strange smells coming from all the tearooms and hot food stalls which is on every corner. imageThe massive Shwedagon Pagoda it’s the spiritual heart of Burma itself. The pagoda is 98meters high and the amount of gold is 60 tonnes. It’s stupa (the top) is also decorated with impressive 7000 diamonds. But this is not all! The area is huge and I’ve never seen so many Buddhas in my entire life. It’s like walking around in this Big Gold City and you get impressed over and over again:-)                                                 

One of the four entrance
One of the four entrance

imageimageWe went up to see this place in daylight but got back in the night. So much better later on, better pictures, and more beautiful in a way.  imageimage                                          imageimage    Norwegian: Kommer så fort som mulig!