Posts Tagged "Yangon"

Yangon River, Myanmar

On March 12, 2015 we left the dock in Myanmar at Noon and anchored out in the Yangon River to wait for the tides to come in so that we would have enough water under the keel as not to ground the ship. At 4:30 we started slowly down the river as the sun was starting to set. On the way down the river we passed many small fishing boats returning to their villages with the days catch. The banks were dotted with small villages usually with a temple and situated in small coves. There was also a floating Pagoda used for funerals on the bank of the river. On most of the shoreline were rice fields...

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Yangon, Myanmar (Day 2)

The second day in Myanmar, March 11, 2015, we went to the Thanlyin Village a small rural community outside of Yangon and about a 30 minute drive from the ship. On the road we passed a toll, where the toll takers were on the road with buckets to collect the tolls. On the streets there were several Buddhist monks and nuns walking the streets collecting food from the community for their noon day meal. In the center of the town was the Thanlyin Market, a truly local market, with all manner of items ranging from produce, to clothing and household goods. Through out the town there were many street...

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Yangon, Myanmar (Day 1)

We traveled up the Yangon River to dock in a cargo port just outside of Yangon, Myanmar, formally Rangoon, Burma on March 10,2015.  We took a tour to Yangon to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda. On our way to the city we went through the rural countryside and its rice fields. After crossing the Yangon River we entered Yangon and went to the Shwedagon Pagoda. The Pagoda is situated on Singuttara Hill and stands 325 feet tall and is surrounded by many side shrines.  To get up the hill you can take an elevator, which we did. Once there we traveled around the pagoda in a clockwise direction taking in...

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