China’s foreign ministry hit back at comments made by President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor on Thursday, saying it is clear who is right and who is wrong in an escalating trade row between the world’s two largest economies.
I have since revisited and whilst the city is a popular jumping off spot for backpackers due to its good transport connections I have to be honest… The temples are so much more impressive in Bagan that it’s kind of hard to get excited by Mandalay and the once-gorgeous U Bein bridge has become the very definition of a tourist trap, the litter problem here is truly awful.
Like most hostels in Myanmar, it really is advisable to book your room in advance, there are very few cheap accommodation options in Myanmar at the moment.
There’s a huge amount of things to do in Yangon and it’s one of my favourite cities to wander around in the world.
Buy a Telenor Sim Card from the airport so you can stay connected around the country – 2GB and some credit will set you back around 10,000 MMK.
You should definitely spend a full day in Yangon to check out the truly stunning Shwedagon Pagoda.
From Hpa An, you can head further into Southern Myanmar.