Published on January 10th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team
24 HOURS IN RANGOON
It’s pretty much impossible to waste time in Rangoon. Trust us, we’ve tried. There’s just so much to see and do that any time you attempt to waste will spontaneously morph into time spent really well.
10am Head to Shwedagon Pagoda before temperatures start to soar. The stupa was contstrusted back in the 10th century for the sole purpose of housing eight hairs from Gautama Buddha’s head and it’s topped with a 76-carat diamond. Ultimate bling.
2pm Get your fortune read in Maha Bandula Park. Up to you how serious you take it, but don’t forget to cough up a couple of bucks in the end. Karma doesn’t take a holiday.
4pm For just $1, the Circle Line Train takes you on a slow, three-hour loop of the countryside and rural villages. It’s a local train, so sit back and watch life unfold as they try to sell you everything from office supplies to toiletry kits.
7pm For dirt-cheap dinner head to Barbecue Street in Chinatown, between Manhabandoola and Anawrahta streets. Or try Min Lan on the corner of Baho and Kyi Tar roads, an outdoor seafood restaurant where lobster goes for about $25 a kilo. Wash it all down with a beer on 19th street.