May 2, 2012
This morning we went to the market in Yangon. It is housed in an old, historical building with some wonderful details. And there was lots of variety and colorful goods…woven items, jewelry, including precious stones, wood carvings, marionettes, etc..
We then went to the National Museum with some wonderful displays; in particular, the actual throne used by the last ruling dynasty. (no cameras allowed in the museum). The throne had been dismantled and sent to India before World War II which saved it, as the Mandalay Palace was destroyed in that war. Myanmar then asked India to return it.
Now it was lunch time, so we headed to an authentic Myanmar restaurant…
As the temperature was hovering above 40 degrees Celsius, we took a midday break from the heat, before heading to the Chinese quarter…
We then went to another great restaurant where we had fresh whole fish, shrimp, and fresh cooked veggies. My experiences with the food so far are much better than my last visit here.
Tomorrow I head up to Mandalay.
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