Yangon, Just a short stroll

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Downtown Yangon is a dilapidated mixture of broken sidewalks, crumbling colonial era buildings and food vendors. Merchant Street is particularly crowded with vendors selling anything from spicy cherries to savory crepe-like pancakes filled with goodness. The city is an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese, and Indian influences, known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying and beyond appreciation, remains an almost unique example of a 19th century British colonial capital

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    Gracias Pilar querida. Ahora dejo otra vez en vacaciones....
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  • La ciudad parece un poco caótica pero ¡ es tan bonita !. Me gusta muchísimo el edificio del Ayuntamiento. Felicitaciones por este trabajo, se que te ha costado marcharte ¿ no ? . Gracias, muchas gracias
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  • Danke Karinchen, thank you for adding this stroll to your favourites.
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    Thank you John, thank you. The government....
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  • Those high-rise buildings look out of place,I wonder why the government allow them.Thank you Michaela.
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Yangon, Just a short stroll

  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-2100611-myanmar79/
  2. 2. Downtown Yangon is a dilapidated mixture of broken sidewalks, crumbling colonial era buildings and food vendors. Merchant Street is particularly crowded with vendors selling anything from spicy cherries to savory crepe-like pancakes filled with goodness. Burmese food is neither Indian nor Thai, but a delicious flavor palate of its own. The city is an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences, known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying and beyond appreciation, remains an almost unique example of a 19th century British colonial
  3. 3. Mango trees All Myanmar traffic goes on the right-hand side of the road. This wasn’t always so. In an effort to distance itself from the British colonial period, the military government instigated an overnight- switch from the left to the right in 1970. By far, most cars either date from before 1970, or are low-cost Japanese models, so steering wheels are perilously found on the right-hand side – this becomes particularly dicey when a driver blindly zooms to the left to pass a car!
  4. 4. Central Business District (Downtown)
  5. 5. Foreigners are permitted to buy bus tickets of any class, using kyat, to any destination within or near the main Yangon–Bagan–Mandalay– Taunggyi quadrangle. Some sites require government fees, but the following areas are only accessible via previously arranged government permits from the MTT office in Yangon or a government-run trip.
  6. 6. New high-rise buildings were constructed from the 1990s (and some are eerily unoccupied and left as ghost skyscrapers as seen along Upper Pansodan Rd) as the government began to allow private investment. Meanwhile, former government buildings such as the massive Secretariat Building, have been left to rot as the capital is shifted to Naypyidaw.
  7. 7. From Hotel window
  8. 8. Yangon Panorama hotel
  9. 9. Yangon Panorama hotel
  10. 10. Yangon Panorama hotel
  11. 11. Yangon Panorama hotel
  12. 12. Yangon Panorama hotel
  13. 13. City Hall
  14. 14. Centrally located in downtown Yangon, Yangon City Hall is next to several important landmarks such as Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandula Park, High Court, and the Main Post Office. The building is considered a fine example of syncretic Burmese architecture, featuring traditional tiered roofs called pyatthat, and was designed by Burmese architect U Tin, who also designed Central Railway
  15. 15. The city hall has been the focal point of several major political demonstrations
  16. 16. The city hall has been the focal point of several major political demonstrations, including a 1964 People's Peace Committee rally supported by Thakin Kodaw Hmaing, which attracted 200,000 people and was subsequently clamped down by the Socialist regime and the site of several bombings, including one in 2000, 2008, and 2009 Immanuel Baptist Church is located in the center of Yagon just next to the Mahabandoola Garden near city hall. Founded in 1885 but destroyed during the World War II; the present Church was rebuilt in 1952
  17. 17. Sule Pagoda
  18. 18. Sule Pagoda
  19. 19. Mango tree
  20. 20. Supreme Court Justice of Myanmar
  21. 21. The Yangon Region Court building on Strand Road The Yangon Sakura Tower
  22. 22. Strand Hotel
  23. 23. Declared “the finest hostelry East of Suez” by John Murray in his Handbook for Travellers written in the early 20th century, Strand Hotel, the 1901-built three storey building remains one of Southeast Asia’s grand colonial hotel and one of its most awe inspiring as it was in the early 20th Century
  24. 24. The Strand (also known as Strand Hotel) is a Victorian-style hotel built in 1896 by Aviet and Tigran Sarkie, two of the Sarkies Brothers. The hotel, which opened in 1901, which faces the Hlaing — or Yangon — River to its south, is one of the most famous hotels in Yangon and Southeast Asia, and is managed by the General Hotel Management. The hotel is named after its address, at 92 Strand Road.
  25. 25. on the way to the airport
  26. 26. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foi oreanuş & Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound Saung Zaw Win Maung - The couple who are my friends; The boat of kindness

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