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Shwedagon: A Pagoda Like No Other

Shwedagon: A Pagoda Like No Other

Yangon | 24 Oct 2019

The country has not been open for standard tourism for very long and is still naively unspoilt (to an extent) by western culture. You won’t find a ‘same same but different’ singlet anywhere, Men still wear the traditional Longyi and woman aren’t ashamed to walk around with yellow paste (Thanaka, it’s used as sunscreen) on their faces. It’s not the mainstream South East Asia that you know, but it is slowly getting there with a very well trodden tourist path starting to emerge. So get there now, and here are some good reasons to visit...