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Private Full-Day Yangon City Tour with Transfer
"Your magical Yangon adventure starts in the morning when your private guide and driver will pick you up at your local hotel or from the airport. Drive to the heart of the city’s downtown and explore the historic Sule Pagoda on Strand Road. Then shop till the biggest in the city. Though closed on Mondays and public holidays every other day offers the chance to comb through the stalls for traditional handiwork food and clothing. Feast on a delicious Burmese lunch and then continue your adventure by traveling to the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda. This pagoda is home to the world’s largest Buddha statue (70 meters long and 229 feet high) as well as gorgeous murals the pagoda dates back 2500 years and is cover in 11 tons of pure gold. You’ll have the perfect vantage point for a gorgeous sunset from the golden stupa. Your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel in the late afternoon.""""Discover the best of Yangon with this private full-day city tour from Yangon City or the Yangon airport. Wander the Sule
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Private Full-Day Yangon City Tour with Thilawa Port Transfers
"Your guide and driver will pick you up at Thilawa port. The journey will start at Sule Pagoda in the middle of downtown Strand Road. Next head to Bogyoke Market (formerly known as Scott's Market) the biggest market in Yangon packed with hundreds of art craft food and clothing stores. (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays).After lunch you will visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda. This Pagoda holds the world's largest Buddha statue about 70 meters long (229 feet high) and also boasts magnificent murals depicting the life of Buddha. Then take in the culture at a local tea shop. Your guide will bring you to the 2
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Private Full-Day Yangon City Tour with Transfer
"Your magical Yangon adventure starts in the morning when your private guide and driver will pick you up at your local hotel or from the airport. Drive to the heart of the city’s downtown and explore the historic Sule Pagoda on Strand Road. Then shop till the biggest in the city. Though closed on Mondays and public holidays every other day offers the chance to comb through the stalls for traditional handiwork food and clothing. Feast on a delicious Burmese lunch and then continue your adventure by traveling to the Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda. This pagoda is home to the world’s largest Buddha statue (70 meters long and 229 feet high) as well as gorgeous murals the pagoda dates back 2500 years and is cover in 11 tons of pure gold. You’ll have the perfect vantage point for a gorgeous sunset from the golden stupa. Your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel in the late afternoon.""""Discover the best of Yangon with this private full-day city tour from Yangon City or the Yangon airport. Wander the Sule
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Money Matters. Tips (2)

MAKE SURE YOUR FINANCES ARE COVERED

YANGON(RANGOON)
THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT..When travelling in Burma ..as US Dollars are the currency of choice...make sure firstly that you have enough for your trip. (cash). I carried with me about a hundred dollars in small denominations a couple of $20's, $10's, $5's and singles..when paying taxes (entry and departure) try and have the correct amount this way you won't get "ripped off" with change in Burmese KYIATS at a really bad exchange rate..It is imperative that the notes are "new and crisp" otherwise they will NOT be exchanged.
ALL Government charges have to be paid in US Dollars..usually upon arrival at all airports ,as all arrival (in Bagan)and departure taxes are to be paid ONLY in US Dollars..Travellers cheques are a not accepted anywhere..and there are very few ATM's if any..Banks will give you a lousy rate of exchange...all of my transactions were at my Hotels.Your Hotel manager will give you a very good exchange rate. (talk with him) many people will confront you in the street to exchange currency...it is an illegal activity in the street..so be careful..

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Dec 13, 2011

Who's watching?

I've mentioned money changing as a general tip - where you exchange a few $US notes for a few massive wads of kyat. Just be aware of who's watching you, inasmuch as it can then make you even more of a target for beggars and peddlers. Try to do it in a discrete tuckaway - and just be aware of who is around you. The resident beggars obvious know the money changers, and probably watch their every transaction anyway.

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Apr 24, 2007
 
 
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Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market.

I bought 1 natural ruby ring ( surrounding with diamond with setting 18k yellow gold) cost me USD1000, at lot no.92 (lot no 93 is husband Min Htut Aung n wife) guaranteed with 100% refund if...
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Bogyoke Aung San Market

We really, really enjoyed visiting this market. It had great souvenirs and they were all very cheap. We ended up buying loads of things. I'm not sure if I have any photos though. Ah! Managed to find ...
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Sule Pagoda

This is also an old and famous religious site. We got a bit annoyed here as we paid our entrance fee, then were asked to pay again, explained that we had paid, continued, then were asked to pay again,...
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Kandawgyi Lake

There is a pleasant park surrounding this 150 acre lake. It is a lovely place for a stroll once you have paid your entry fee, camera fee etc. There are a lot of fees. The most scenic and photogenic...
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Shwedagon Pagoda

This huge gold stupa rises over Yangon. It is Yangon's most famous and most sacred sight. Archaeologists estimate that the pagoda was first built by the Mon some time between the 6th and 10th...
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People's Park

People’s Park is located near the western stairways of Shwedagon Pagoda. It was very close to our hotel so we decided to visit. It is around 135. acres in size and was first opened in 1990. The Park...
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