Year: 2010

shwedagon pagoda, pagoda, myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda Guide

Most visitors to Shwedagon Pagoda climbed up the Singuttara Hill by one of four stairways or zaungdans. Shwedagon Pagoda, like most other pagodas in Myanmar, has four stairways or zaungdans, one on each side of the pagoda (north, south, east and west). The stairway that is most used by the foreign visitors is the Southern Stairway, which ascends from the direction of the city center. The stairway starts immediately at the end of the Shwedagon Pagoda Road, which runs straight from downtown Yangon (Rangoon). Shwedagon Pagoda Road starts near Bogyoke Aung San Market, and runs north until it ends at the foot of the Shwedagon Pagoda. From here starts the Southern Stairway.

Updated: Inle Travel Guide

Photo by AntwerpenR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwp-roger/ / CC BY 2.0. Used with permission. Inle Travel Guide has been updated. The following posts have been updated with up to date information as of September 2010. Budget hotels, guest houses and cheap accommodations in Inle and Nyaungshwe area Inle Nyaungshwe mid-range hotels Inle region high end luxury hotels and resorts Places to …

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Arsenic contamination in drinking water found in Myanmar

Arsenic contamination in drinking water has been found in all over Myanmar, according to Mizzima News’ report. Quoting Deputy Director of Occupational Health from the Ministry of Health from Myanmar, the news reported “water contaminated with arsenic at levels above 10 ppb (parts per billion) – the level set as permissible by the World Health …

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Bomb Blast in Yangon Thingyan Killed Eight

Photo: Nyi Lynn Seck reproduced with permission Three bomb blasts rocked former capital Yangon (Rangoon) during the Thingyan Myanmar New Year celebration this afternoon. According to official MRTV (Myanmar Radio and Television) announcement this evening, three bombs blasted in front of X20 water pandal near Kandawgyi Lake in downtown Yangon (Rangoon) at around 3.15 PM. Because …

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Myanmar Thingyan 2010

People all over Myanmar (Burma) will be celebrating New Year Thingyan water festival next week. The traditional Myanmar Thingyan water festival is a similar event to a much well known Thai Songkran. However, it is more widely and fiercely participated by all class of Myanmar (Burmese) society all over the country. This year’s 2010 Myanmar …

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