Two Days in Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline. I spent two days here at the beginning of my Burmese adventure, here are a selection of my best photographs from the city.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Novice Nuns chanting at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Sunrise at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Detail of Pagodas, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Interior of Bogyoke Aung San Market, Yangon, Myanmar

Mahabandoola Road, Yangon, Myanmar

Sule Pagoda Road, Yangon, Myanmar

Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Independence Monument, Mahabandoola Gardens, Yangon, Myanmar

Independence Monument, Mahabandoola Gardens, Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar Stock Exchange Building, Yangon, Myanmar

Interior of Sarkies Bar, The Strand Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Planetary post at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Planetary post at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Buddhist nuns walking through Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Novice Nuns chanting at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Novice Nuns chanting at Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Local People lighting candles, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Statues of Buddha, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Woman in prayer, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Local People lighting candles, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Locals pouring water over Buddha statue which corresponds to their day of birth, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

One thought on “Two Days in Yangon, Myanmar

  1. Very interesting to see. What a colourful place it is with all that burnished gold (?) of the temples and the monks. What a very tall tree that is in front of one of the temples.Excellent collection of images, both people and architecture.¬†Another country I don’t need to visit now!M

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