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Night Photography: Karaweik Palace in Yangon, Myanmar

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Karaweik Palace is a barge located in Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon City in Myanmar.  This picture simply describes its mythical beauty and elegant architecture. The palace offers lunch and dinner with Burmese, Asian and western foods.

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Arriving Bagan, Burma and Watching the Sunrise.

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The moment I alighted the bus at the new bus terminal in Nyang-U, I immediately haggled for a horse cart. I really needed to hurry to catch the sunrise. I quickly grabbed one and told the driver to bring me to a temple where I could climb to the top and watch the sunrise. The driver offered me 10,000 kyat for the sunrise plus sending me to my hotel in New Bagan after watching the sunrise. Continue reading Arriving Bagan, Burma and Watching the Sunrise.

Bus Night Trip, Yangon to Bagan.

_MG_0905One of the things budget travellers always considered when travelling is to spend the night in a long night trip. This is very much favourable specially in a long distance travel. Bus night trip is always budget friendly compared to air flights. Aside from cheaper fare, you can save as well a one night hotel cost. Continue reading Bus Night Trip, Yangon to Bagan.

Shwedagon Pagoda. Best of Yangon City.

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The majestic Shwedagon Pagoda.

“Rangoon. And now I found that in my recollections, so vague and uncertain, the Shwe Dagon rose superb as on that first morning it had risen, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” – Somerset Maugham Continue reading Shwedagon Pagoda. Best of Yangon City.

E-biking Bagan, Burma.

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The temples in Bagan are strewn in every corner of this vast field. To truly feel the wonder of these brick structures, biking is one of brilliant ways to explore from most popular monuments to hidden gems. So when I arrived in Bagan, I was thinking to grab a manual bike but the e-bike stole my attention. Budget travellers have the only option to stay either in Nyang-U or New Bagan. Hotels in Old Bagan are quite expensive. So considering from where I stayed which was in New Bagan, it would be quite tiring to pedal around those temples. So I decided to try on the e-bike. It cost me 8000 kyat for a day. Continue reading E-biking Bagan, Burma.