Month: March 2009

Shwedagon Pagoda Guide – Floor Plan and Map

This is article is floor plan and map of Shwedagon Pagoda. For a complete guide, see the article Complete Shwedagon Pagoda Guide. 1. Southern stairway 2. Western stairway 3. Northern stairway 4. Eastern stairway 5. Southern main shrine – Temple…

Shwedagon Pagoda Guide – History

This article is history of Shwedagon Pagoda. For a complete guide, see the article Complete Shwedagon Pagoda Guide. According to legend, Shwedagon Pagoda was built more than 2,500 years ago during the time of Lord Buddha. The two merchant brothers…

Mandalay – Myitkyina Train Trip – 2

The ticket that the station manager said “Gone” is still available from the black market! Isn’t it surprising? However, you had to pay two times the actual price. I was really angry. Well, what could I do? Too bad for…

Mandalay – Myitkyina Train Trip

Translated from Burmese. Original article posted on Nyi Lynn Seck’s Blog. Wish Grandpa to take a train trip Grandpa, This month, I traveled for more than 5,000 miles total. When I was young, I used to be very happy whenever…

Myanmar currency – kyat and pya

Myanmar currency is based on kyat and pya. The basic unit is kyat, with one kyat divided into 100 pyas. There are a number of different Myanmar currency notes and coins circulating in Myanmar. Myanmar kyat currency notes currently in…