Secretariat & beyond

The Secretariat is perhaps Yangon’s most prestigious building; once the bustling centre of the colonial administration it is now eerily quiet. Similarly, the neighbourhood around The Secretariat is relatively untouched by change. Exploring this area is like walking in a sepia-tinted photograph and it’s not difficult to imagine the Yangon of the old days: rickshaws pedalling by, doves flying away, gentlemen smoking cheroots, and boys playing footvolley.

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Places to stay in Yangon

East Hotel
Friendly, contemporary & close to Sule pagoda
No. 234-240, Sule Pagoda Road
medium
The Strand
The finest hotel East of Suez
No. 92 Strand Road
high
Bodhi Nava
Boutique hostel with eco café
No. 17 Bahan Street 2
low
BaobaBed Hostel
Funky hostel in Chinatown
No. 29, 19th Street
low
Hostel 9
Friendly and fun hostel like home
No. 34, 9th Street
low

Snapshots in Secretariat & beyond

Mark your calendar!
This Sunday, we are launching the Yangon Circular Train AppXMap with a photo exhibition of @featuredcollectives Photo Walk and a Circular Train Photo Hunt co-organised by @igersmyanmar. Join our party and hop on the train with us, capture the best Instagram photo and win a prize! 📸

Date: Sunday 21st October
Time: 2-6pm
Venue: @theburmabistro
Register: https://goo.gl/forms/9AcAlM2i8jqWc5YB2
#iDiscoverCircularTrain #idiscoverapp #Yangon .
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📸 Chit Moe
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Going strong in the mid day heat Bogalayzay tailor shop #yangon #exploremyanmar #streetstyle #bogalayzay #keepheritagealive #authenticity #wanderlust ...

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Roadside ceramics #inthemiddleofitall #Chinatown #yangon #citylife #wanderlust #authenticity #keepheritagealive #exploremyanmar #streetstyle #travelapp ...

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Exploring #Yangon has never felt so good! We are proud to power the Yangon Good Guide. A beatifully designed map & handy App featuring 20 cafe's and businesses that go the extra mile to make the city a better place. A project of @hla_day, @khiritravel and iDiscover. Designed by @monikatraikov from @ygnredesigned. ...

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All these lovely colours the kids have added to the back alleys of #Yangon! .
Photo by Sai Zaw at La Casa Mural Workshop
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Don't you love how public art of the festival adds colour to the city of #Yangon? #myyangonmyhome2017 #yangonartandheritagefestival
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Photo by talented Sai Htin Linn Htet
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