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Shwedagon Pagoda – inside a world of Gold

I landed in Yangon Airport in a sunny evening. It was about 4:00 PM. I had to catch a bus to Bagan at 8:00 PM from the Aung Mingalar bus station. So, I had technically little over 3 hours to see something. From the airport, I tried to validate my idea of going to see the Shwedagon pagoda and catch the bus afterwards. They just simply told me that I was going to miss the bus if I do so. They suggested me to go to some alternate pagodas nearby. But, I was ready to take a risk to see this gem, and...
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How to go from Yangon to Bagan by road?

It will be hard to find a traveller who visits Myanmar but does not want to go to Bagan. I was no exception (and I am glad about that). As most of the travellers arrive Myanmar in Yangon International Airport, the easiest way to go to Bagan is to catch a flight. The closest airport to Bagan is Nyaung U Airport and it is pretty close to the town near Bagan. However, it is about 6 times more expensive than going by road(no surprise, right?). When I was planning to go to Bagan from Yangon, I...
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Does ATM machine work in Myanmar?

Myanmar is a wonderful country, however, it is opening up recently. That is why I was not so comfortable about currency exchange through ATM before visiting there. When I called my bank here in Bangladesh to inquire about my card, they said that, it might not work there. When I asked why, they informed me that, Myanmar is under their "sanctioned country list". My bank was Standard Chartered and it was a Visa credit card issued by them. When I landed in Yangon International Airport,...
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