Yangon, Myanmar, Zip Code: 11121
I moved to Yangon, Myanmar in April 2022 and I must confess this is a beautiful place to live in. Coming from New Delhi, India, there are many things that stand out for me in my new abode.
The first is the natural green beauty and clean air. All thanks to the heavy rainfall, which this place receives from June to September. As if the endowment by nature is not enough, the people are also very conscious of community hygiene. The roads are generally spick and span, and there is no littering by people, except for the beetle leaf spits😊.
With all the greenery around, the birds chirping in my housing society in the morning really makes my day. Moreover, there is no dearth of Indians in the area where I stay, of course to the quantum, which you can expect outside India, and we gather to celebrate the festivals together. We often visit the spots of tourist attractions in Yangon like temples, museums and parks.
We have been exploring the neighbourhood and trying out local cuisines as well. Rice noodles served in herbal fish-and shallot-based broth – mohinga is often called Myanmar’s national dish. Since both my husband and I are great foodies, we love what Myanmar has to offer in terms of food.
I have saved the best piece of information for the last! In any country with a Buddhist majority, pagodas are common; but what is special in my locality is the Shwedagon Pagoda – A tourist wonder, this 114 meters high pagoda is tallest in the country. The 99 meters high main stupa is covered with gold plating, and has gems laden atop.
Officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw, it is also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda. No visit to Myanmar would be complete without visiting this sacred temple complex.
I love living in the vicinity of this most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar.
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