Myanmar's previous capital Yangon is the colorful masterpiece in the local history. The town is full of old and new buildings standing side-by-side with Buddhist stupas and pagodas: a true fusion of the East and the West. Located in the southern coast of the peninsula, Yangon was the seat of power of British Burma, which eventually changed the city's name to "Rangoon." However, with Myanmar's independence from the English in 1948, Rangoon was changed back to Yangon, kick-starting the local government to bring the city back to its Burmese glory.
Buddhism is the one thing that remains unchanged in the country, especially in Yangon. A must-see for devotees and tourists alike is the Shwedagon Payo that can be seen all over town. Gold-plated on the outside, the majestic pagoda is home to four sacred Buddhist relics. There are other payos around the city, such as the Sule Paya, Kaba Aye, and the Botataung. The pagodas deliver an unforgettable visual experience, glistening bright gold when sunlight touches their exteriors.
Another tourist attraction is the Myanmar Gems Museum and Gems Market, located in Greater Yangon. The gallery displays some of the world's largest and most precious gems, including the biggest sapphire, as well as hefty mounds of jade and ruby. Luckily, there are numerous gem shops all over the place to appease one's hunger for these expensive precious and semi-precious stones. Bogyoke Aung San Market provides travelers a cheaper alternative as stores offer souvenirs, trinkets, and several other exotic things at bargain prices.
Ta Marija Restaurant
In «Ta 'Marija», located in the center of the village Mosta you’ll be amazed by the welcoming atmosphere created thanks to the traditional setting of talented entertainers and warm ones. Every Wednesday and Friday after the Auto Reviews and Auto Shows that are shown in the TV, customers are invited to sing accompanied by mandolin and guitar, traditional and popular songs ... Read full Blog post
Ati-atihan in Kalibo Aklan
Ati-atihand origins ccan be traced to 1210 when refugees from Borneo would smear their faces with soot in affectionalte immitation of the Filipino natives The island of Panay in the Visayas is where this particular detail of Philipine history took place sometime ih the late 12th or early 13th century. For centuries hence, it has been commemoratged in one specific place - in Kalibo, the capital ... Read full Blog post
An Aerial fiesta in Clark Pampanga
Its a party in the sky as multi colored hot air balloons piloted ny different pilots from various partso of the world participated in this annual gathering. As early as 5am, the 2,500 hectare aviation complex at Clar Economic Zone in Pampanga was already crammedi with excitement. Clusters of hot air balloon participants busily prepare their own balloons for liftoff as they need to take advantage of ... Read full Blog post