Myanmar (Burma) — Plan for my last day in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Where to visit on my last day?

March 2015

Photo by Author — Entrance to the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)
Photo by Author — Entrance to the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Last day in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). So, what to do?

I started the day with a simple plan: to visit.

But, things didn’t go as I had hoped.

The taxi to the cemetery, my first stop, took longer than planned due to awful traffic — a journey that should have been about 50 minutes but took close to 90 minutes.

I also had some communication issues with the taxi driver about whether he was staying at the cemetery to take me back to town or not — in the end, he waited.

Due to how long it took to get to the cemetery, I dropped the idea of the Hlawga National Park and thought I would head to the National Museum. This proved difficult because even when I showed the driver the map, he had no idea where it was. How can a taxi driver in his hometown not know the location of the National Museum?

From the museum, I walked to the Bogyoke Market via a place called Feel Myanmar Food (which had been recommended) for lunch. I wouldn’t recommend the walk from the museum to the market as it is long and very hot, but if you are as nuts as I am, go for it.

For more information on Feel Myanmar Food, see: Myanmar (Burma) — Eating out in Yangon (Rangoon)

I found the Bogyoke Market and had a look around, and I even managed to find the market on Merchant Street.

On the way from Bogyoke Market to Market Street, I stopped at Sule Shangri-La Hotel to ask them if they had a problem or were in distress (that is what you get if you have the UK flag upside down. Yep, I’m that pedantic).