很想離開一下日常的生活環境,去一趟旅行,到一個與香港截然不同、什至完全陌生的國度。 之前看過好友在緬甸的風景相片一直念念不忘,既然心動,不如行動吧!一如我莽撞的性格?,last minute諗起出嚟做嘢咁耐都未請過張爸張媽去旅行,臨急臨忙(無錯,又係咁?)連翻游說,終於激發起爸媽的冒險精神,於四日內攪掂機票酒店行程,由小女帶隊出發! 
Wanted a getaway trip badly, wanted something entirely different from HK badly, so here I go again, putting together a family-bonding trip in 4 days! 

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**想註明一下,由於時間趕急,本人是買了機票才計劃行程,所以我去的並不是最聰明最recommend的行程啊嘩哈哈!其實Mandalay好值得去,Lake Inle的單腳漁夫與世聞名呢。而且HK Express有特價直航機票(不過航班經常因為不夠人數而被取消),所以聰明的大家不要學我囉**

 Itinerary

My Itinerary (Not so smart) Suggested Itinerary
Day 1 – Yangon (仰光)

Day 1: 
Arrive in Mandalay & visit
lake Inle (via HK Express flight)

Day 2 – Yangon Day 2: Mandalay
Day 3 – Yangon Day 3:3 hours train to
Bagan (to catch sunset)
Day 4 – Domestic flight to
Bagan from Yangon
(to watch sunset)
Day 4: Bagan (sunrise)
Day 5 – Bagan (sunrise) Day 5: Yangon
Day 6 – Yangon* (其實四日去仰光
真的太多,兩日就夠數)
Day 6: Leave from Yangon

Useful tips

  • 緬幣並不對外流通,去到先有得換。1USD:1300KYAT (音"jart"), so 1000 KYAT: HK$5.8 (As of Jan 16)。極力建議用KYAT, 因為rate比較好而且當地人不收有任何壓紋或者畫花的bank note. Highly recommend to use local currency instead of USD as the locals are very picky when it comes to US bills
  • 衣著:所有佛寺、廟同塔都要除鞋,所以記住著拖鞋。裙褲都要及膝。Flip flops & knee-length clothing pls.
  • 若果係搭的士去唔同地方,最好搵定想去地方的圖同緬文(可拼英文),因為大部份司機都不諳英語,而且有老花 (Orz) Better show taxi drivers the places in pictures you want to go in pictures.
  • google嘅my map幾好用,可以分日子pin哂所有想去的地方再參考其距離. google map is a nice tool. 

Day 1 Yangon (Sunday)
> 1. Bogyoke aung san museum 昂山將軍博物馆
> 2. Bogyoke Aung San Market (9:00 am to 5:00 pm,  *注意休星期一* , closes on Monday)
> 3. Royal lake Kandawgyi Lake 皇家湖 & Karaweik Palace

緬甸緬甸! 最有名的就是昂山素姬(我覺得)!其次就是蒲金那一望無際,異常壯觀的萬塔平原和熱氣球、以及鋪了金的城市-仰光。
由於我想個trip raw得嚟又有啲chill, 所以揀左靚靚的Chatrium Royal Lake Hotel (hey?), 確保晚上可以好好休息。顧名思意,我的酒店在Royal Lake旁,一早check-in過後立即步行到附近的昂山將軍博物馆 - 昂山將軍是著名政治家昂山素姬的父親。昂山將軍是從英國手中為緬甸爭取民主的領袖,在緬甸非常受到景仰。
Myanmar (renamed from Burma in 1989)! The most famous of Myanmar has to be Aung San Suu Kyi (I think)! First top I visit the childhood home of the iron lady.  

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午餐到了著名的Aung Mingalar Shan Noodle"吉祥小吃店。緬甸人主要吃粥麵、咖哩等等,挺近香港人口味,但總括來講只能~夠~說~飲食並不是緬甸的強項啦~hahaha
Soup noodle are in Myanmar are similar to those in Hong Kong. I'd say, it's not bad but HK does it better!

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午後到了昂山市場,總結-就是很多從未見過的水果、玉器還有排山倒海的攏箕!攏箕 – 就是我身上包的一塊布!The Aung San Market is packed with exotic fruits, nuts, jade and Longyi in short. 

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買了!Bought my first Long-yi yeah that's basically a piece of cloth that I can wrap myself in!

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晚上我們舉家到了皇家湖Kandawgyi Lake上的皇宮上吃自助餐。皇宮非常漂亮(雖然我覺得有點珍寶海鮮舫的感覺??),但自助餐很貴US$30一位,我們平日有緬甸三個人吃飽飽也不用US$5!!
Went to the beautiful Palace on the royal lake to have buffet dinner. Overpriced, but very nice interior.
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Day 2 – Yangon Pagodas (4 Jan, Independence Day of Myanmar)

> 1. 乔达基塔(Chaukhtatgyi Paya – the sleeping Buddha)
> 2. 大金塔(Shwedagon Paya > biggest & most sacred pagoda in Yangon)
> 3. 斯雷塔 (Sule Pagoda) & China Town (just walk over)
> 4. 波特涛塔(Botataung Paya)
緬甸不如泰國般開發,本地人9成都是佛教徒,民風挺純樸的。外地旅客不多,基本上我這幾天基本上完全沒有碰見香港人。
雖然我不是佛教徒,但仍然不免被那金碧輝煌的佛塔氣勢所攝服。建築真的非常宏大而且精緻。我最喜歡首兩間。

90% of the Burmese are Buddhist. Myanmar is not as developed as Thailand, thus there are not many tourists. Although I'm not buddhist, I can't help but admired the craftmenship and scale of the pagodas. I like the first two Pagoda/ Paya most. 

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這個圓波有點像日本的達摩。Japanese Daruma lookalike?

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被媽媽強迫擺出緬甸傳統舞姿 …(誤)… 喂~我又不是5歲~ Being forced by my mom to pose as though I'm still 5 years old. haha. 

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我非常喜歡這一張相,雖然技術上不是拍的特別好,但捕捉了丈夫(應該是)!!suprise!!妻子的moment。她超級開心呢。他們在佛塔門外擺買餵飼灰鴿(對,沒有一隻是白的)的飼料。我很怕死(無錯,是禽流感),沒有買任何飼料,拼死(我應為是)拍了這張照片後速逃。
Not the nicest picture but the moment caught is priceless! (Bounce right away after this photo in view of the bird flu. haha.) 

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由於sule pagoda維修所以我沒有多拍照。China Town也沒有什麼特式可言,有點香港的廟街。反道是信步走出Botataung偶然發現了這個嘉年華,挺有趣的!難道是independence day的慶祝?
Stumbled upon a street carnival, perhaps it's in celebration of the independence day?

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一直向前走來到仰光河邊,意外地看到日落~會不會太美了!Caught the wonderful sunset by Yangon River unplannedly, such a blessful experience.
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晚上從市集回望發光的佛塔,不一樣的耀眼。The night view of the glowing pagoda is amazing. 

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Day 3 – Yangon City tour
>1. Central station, the strand hotel & cityhall 
第三天因為要準備凌晨要飛蒲金,所以隨意在市內逛逛,看看值民地時代遺留下來的建築物。
首先到了中央火車站。我差不多到每個國家都有到火車站參觀的習慣,觀察建築物,可以當地人匆忙的百態。不過我覺得緬甸倒是個庸懶的國家,車站完全沒有忙錄的感覺,而且不買車票也可以隨意入月台參觀!
Had a relaxing stroll arount town as we have to return early to prepare for AM flight to Bagan tomorrow. 
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這是肥嘟嘟的我,今天梳了波蘿頭。Pineapple bun for today :D.

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仰光downtown南部街頭有點破舊,但建築挺有特式的,只是日久失收有點令人覺得很可惜。
The streets of the southern part of downtown Yangon are beautiful, but certainly need a bit more maintainence to preserve these remains from the colonial times! 

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沿途看到報紙頭條反影緬甸人關心的政治狀況。Newspaper which caught my own on the political status of Myanmar. 

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沿途遠眺稅務及市政大樓,都是歐陸式的建築。至於The Strant Hotel外型實在沒有什麼特別,而裡頭有點像香港的peninsular hotel,所以我此處就不分享了。
Passing by the Tax center and city hall as we strolled. To my disappointment, The Strand Hotel is nothing spectancular (not that it's not pretty). Its interior is quite similar to Peninsular Hotel HK. 

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這一天晚餐蠻特別的在"Daw Saw Yee"吃了地道的緬甸咖哩大餐,烤魚好好吃,而且他們的茄子同秋葵是生吃!  明天準時0500便起飛去蒲金了,心情緊張呢!
Had a wonderful Burmese curry meal at Daw Saw Yee the same night! Love the roasted fish, must order! 

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最後送上仰光的推介餐廳 Some Restaurant Recommendations in Yangon (地址可於trip advisor找到):
1. Lunch: “999 Shan Noodle Food”午餐 (No 130 B34th Street Kyauktada Township)
2. Lunch/Dinner: Rangoon Tea House (77 Pansodan Rd Lower Middle Block, 11182 Myanmar)
3. Lunch: Aung Mingalar Shan 
4. Dinner: Daw Saw Yee 
5. Dinner: Shan Yoe Yar 
6. Tea: The Strand Cafe 

看到此處大家可能會問,塔城呢?由於圖太多的關係,重點行程-蒲金的精彩相片將會於下回分曉啊哈哈(唔好打我)。
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