Friday, 21 March 2014
Day 227 - Yangon and the Shwedagon Pagoda
Another day in Yangon and I decided to do some sightseeing today. After refusing to pay for the entrance to Kandawgyi Park, I managed to sneak in by going to the restaurants on the north side and from there to the park.
It was mostly to hang out in the shade for a bit until it got a bit cooler to head top the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Before entering the pagoda, I walked around the gardens next to it for a bit and then headed to see the famous pagoda myself.
Maybe it was me being a bit overloaded with temples and pagodas but I was not blown away by it. Sure, it's a nice pagoda and quite impressive but it's nothing to unusual if you've been around Myanmar and Thailand before.
It is a great place for hanging out and people watching though, you even get free wifi so this certainly is very cool.
After taking lots of photos of the pagoda and people there, I set out to walk back to my hotel and grab some dinner on the way.
Tomorrow morning, I am invited by a friend to go and see his work supporting and teaching the poor kids in Yangon.