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Visual Vibes: Yangon, Myanmar

by Simon Gonzaga July 17, 2015 0 comment
Visual Vibes Yangon

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is our entry point for our trip. It’s the largest city in all of Myanmar, it has been the capital once and still the economic hub of the country. We’ve stayed here for 3 days, experienced the must see’s, walked on the back areas of the city, befriended some interesting locals, catched one of the best sunsets and observed how this city is fast changing.

Compared to most Southeast Asian cities, Yangon can be considered as exotic. The place has a feel of culturally intact environment, colonial-era buildings are scattered across the city and the people are welcoming. There are a lot of options to experience the local living, a few hours  an a rustic old train is one and who knows, you might find it as an eye opening ride. Through out the 3 days we spent on the city, we experienced drinking beers past midnight on the streets of downtown yangon with some really interesting Burmese, which of course became one of the highlights for this leg. You can find the story here.

Yangon is definitely fast changing, just recently, KFC has opened its doors to Burmese. It became the first american fast food joint to open in the country after years of unrest relationship with USA. A couple of years ago, the scenarios are pretty different compared from what it is now, I believe that from all the stuff that’s going on this city, massive change can happen in no time.

On this version of my Visual Vibes series, I’ve curated some of my favorites Yangon Photos from hundred of snaps throughout our trip. Here’s a post showcasing our experience in visuals. Enjoy!

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