Rangoon Tourist Traps

  • Airport Taxis
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  • Inside the Shwedagon Complex
    Inside the Shwedagon Complex
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  • Girl at Bogyoke Market selling postcards
    Girl at Bogyoke Market selling postcards
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  • 1. Airport Taxis

    Its easy to feel a bit dazed when you get through customs in a busy airport, especially when you are assailed by hopeful porters and taxi drivers. We accepted the services of a man, only to find that...

  • 2. Taxis (not airport).

    Tourists are usual targets for taxi drivers as like elsewhere they tend to overcharge them. In some cases cars not signposted as taxis will stop in order to offer you their services. You can get in...

  • 3. Money Changers on the Street - downtown Yangon

    Be aware that you will be approached by money changers on the street downtown Yangon. They are not that persistant though and can be shaken off by a "no thanks"...

  • 4. Novices, Monks, and Nuns

    Myanmar is a very Buddhist country and you will see monks, nuns, and novices dressed in their traditional robes everywhere you go. This is not what I want to...

  • 5. Tourist Agents

    Many people advertise themselves are independent agents or tout their abilities to get good prices. But I recommend that instead of selecting these unknown...

  • 6. Watch out for "what country you from?"

    This is actually a ploy to engage you in conversation and can be an entre to "would you like to exchange some money?" to "would you like a...

  • 7. Secret Corners

    Shwedagon Paya is a beautiful place and really must be experienced.On the down side, the complex is crawling with bogus monks, money changers and tour guides,...

  • 8. Not such a bad tourist trap....

    About 500 meters from the Sule Pagoda, this little fella rushed up and urgently gave us plastic bags. He then disappeared. Bewildered, we walked on and the...

  • 9. Beggars

    This isn't really a tourist trap. But I thought I'd include it here. I didn't see nearly as many beggars as I thought I would. If you're in a giving mood or the...

  • 10. On arrival in...

    On arrival in Yangon,....(Rangoon) try your bestto avoid turning over 300 dollars in US Travellers cheques for which they will give you paltry andmiserly FEC...

  • 11. There's a great little market...

    There's a great little market behing the tiny shops on main street in Bagan. Don't go to the tourist shops or buy all that crap for sale on the sides of the...

  • 12. Don't let pretty girls draw you in for shopping

    There were pretty girls positioned in front of some of the higher end shops. At least I felt they were higher end. I assumed they would be expensive. hahaha


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