Get an insider’s perspective into Yangon as we skip the standard sightseeing, and instead, hit the streets using a variety of transport to go where the locals go.
Early morning set off Pemuteran, in the northwest of the island. This laid-back coastal village has become popular with visitors due to its waterfront resorts and the extreme natural beauty of the surrounding area – both inland and at sea. It is also home to the largest artificial biorock reef project, a marine conversation effort that is not only extremely effective but is also creating unusual and beautiful underwater art.
Visit the bustling Chau Long market located just off of Truc Bach Lake. Enjoy the walk through the narrow and busy passages with a crowd of vendors’ stores displaying all sorts of colourful groceries and foodstuffs. There is a good deal of chances for great photos with vibrant colors from a vegetable shop or a butcher’s store. If you are keen to see some exotic stuff, you will find a corner with kicking frogs, eels, silkworms and so forth and so on.
In several Southeast Asian countries, it is common for males (and some females) to spend some part of their lives serving as a Buddhist monk. This service can last anywhere from one day, up to a lifetime.
Three members of the ICS Travel Group team in Yangon, Myanmar recently entered the monkhood. Myo Thar Htet, Soe Moe Aung and Wunna Kyaw – all of whom work in the ICS Travel Group Operations department – celebrated their Novitiation Ceremony last weekend. During this ceremony, the “novice” monk has his head shaved.
Our team members will be monks for 7 days and then return to daily life.