Ever since the government in Myanmar opened the boundaries of the country I’d wanted to go to this amazing country. This year I finally got my opportunity. Emerging in the Yangon International Airport was a great feeling. Here I was, at last, at the most exciting and intriguing country in the world, about to bear witness to a lot of things that had stayed impossible for Westerners to enjoy so long. My grandfather had served in Burma during the war, albeit at the end. He described a gorgeous land of lush greenery and warm hearted peaceful people. I was about to find out for myself.
The airport is only about ten miles to the north of the former capital city. A brief taxi journey soon had me ensconced in my hotel, unpacked, checked-in and ready to go exploring. Yangon itself is a town of fantastic complexity and many surprises. The wide paths are a throw back from the former French colonial days. There are few high rise buildings, many temples and everything is quite green. There are water parks and much to admire. The older fashion Asian buildings are delightful, sitting perfectly together with the French architecture, much of which can be well faded from the former glory, but all the more enchanting due to it.
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I loved this location, with its golden leaf facade and fabulous gardens. This is definitely the most well-known and revered in all of the nation, and it is not hard to see why. Lately it has been visited by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, American President Barack Obama and US Secretary of nation Hilary Clinton. It is a magnificent example of Buddhist Temple layout, standing almost three hundred and fifty feet .
I spent a few days in the city before flying to Bagan, where there are an unbelievable two thousand two hundred and twenty nine temples. This sounds impressive but once you realise that all these are what are abandoned, of over ten thousand that were originally built here, it puts things into a completely different perspective. Bagan is indeed green, it is one of the most gorgeous areas I’ve ever seen. On spiritual importance it rivals Angkor Wat and is thought by many professors to be the center of faith for the whole place. A town of types has stood for more than eleven hundred decades.