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The picture on the front page shows a girl sending phone communications under Umbrella, on pavement of central Yangon, end of 2012.

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1st day 30 september 2012, looked arond downtown . Going from Kandawgyi lake toward Sule Pagoda, harbour , Shwe dagon Pagoda road, Maha Bandoola road, Bogyoke Market

long Kandawgyl Lake2

Following along Kawndawgy lake, and zoo long zoo

Continuing Gyophu street, to railways station Train station

Towards downtown, from railways bridge Train station10

Crossing Bogyoke aung san Rd downtown, Sule Pagoda Rd to join the first avenue in realantic center, Sule Pagoda road

Sule pagoda Rd2

at the bottom, you can see Sule Pagoda which is central point of City center

Sule pagoda Rd3

Towards harbour, throught main and secondary streets, all parallels Downtown2


Grande poste2

The main post office on Strand Road ( facing harbour) Grande poste

inside the main post office

Yangon river Pansodan Jety3

Yagon river

Stand Hotel

Strand Hotel, Strant road(river bank) the best well known hotel of britanic period.

On river bank

Sommething curious in this town : Many important lands seem vacant, abandoned. Many civil services have been tranfered to Naypyidaw

After walking along harbour, I followed Shwe Dagon Pagoda RD

Swe Dagon Pagoda2Rd


Swe Dagon Pagoda3Rd

Swe Dagon Pagoda5Rd

Three very interessant colonian period houses on Shwe Dagon Pagoda Road.

To enjoy a panoramic vews one told me to go to restaurant of Sakura Tower , at corner Bogyoke Aung san Road and Sule Pagoda road.

Here you are:

Pano NO

North west you can see on right Shwe dagon Pagoda

Pano Nord1 (2)

Pano Nord4

North, Aung San sports ground and Stadium

Pano Nord6


North East, Central station

Pano ouest1


Pano sud2

South, Yangon river, Sule Pagoda


Sule Pagoda road, Sule Pagoda, Yangon river

Pano sud2

Mahabandoola Rd2

Downtown is full of little shops for ironmongery, restaurants, jewelleries, printers,  bookshops, clothes,  beauty produces, hairdresers, and front of them, are smaller dealers with tables and stools set on pavement , fruits (Grapefruits,  grape,  oranges, cumquats,  small bananas,  many fritters fried in the oil, the juice of sugarcane with just sugar frech squeezed in the press..), vegetables(concombres, petites aubergines, autres..), chikens, fishes. Sometimes trays are placed directly  on the ground, in the middle of  the road, in small streets.

Buildings are big ones roughtcast off, nine or ten floors with bars and clothes on windows.

Mahabandoola Rd3

Two interessant vews from a pedestrian bridge on Maha Bandoola Road, very popular and commercial place.

In Maha Bandoola Road, I met Y. T. , who show me three empty flat to sold to refurbished, 9th floor just above Sule Pagoda.

1. 2250 ft2= 209m2 pour 250000$= 193500€ soit 925,83 €/m2

2. 1850ft2= 171,87m2 pour 200000$ = 154710€ soit 900€/m2


He told me he bought a flat 300 000 usd to rent to japanese people3500usd/mois, soit 42000usd/an.

7 years amotization.

Use can be private or commercial.
Only price of electricity change : 70Kts / kwh for commercial et use, 50Kts for private one.

9ême floor to sell

Walking back to Bogyke Aung San Road, Ihad o moment in Bogyoke Market

Bogyote Market2

Bogyote Market3

Bogyote Market4

Bogyote Market5

Not far, ancient railways Headquarter built in 1877 , beautifull place which will be converted in next future, I heard.

Railways Headquarter

After this meeting, I decide to have a look on British club which had great importance in past.

I cross back the Railways station bridge, I follow Gyophu street, Alanpyapagoda street, to find british area, embassy, Club, Methodist churh…

I get down by Yaw Min Gy Street, by stopping me to takes pictures of three interessant colonial houses, in bad state:

Yaw Min Gyl street2

Yaw Min Gyl street3

Yaw Min Gyl street6

I find again Bogyoke Aung san Rd, towards Pyay Rd, going along psychiatric Hospital on right , and général Hospital on left.

I suddently feel like I was in Douala, same atmosphere, at falling night.

I Continue Pyay Rd to Taw Win center :

Pyay Rd

On left we can see a rich residential district, big houses with house keeper in front, hidden under big trees so that the two commercial centers on Pyay rd, facing together seems to me going out from nothing: Shops on ground level, modest supermarket underground, the first I had to see.

I get out to walk along a low enlighted street.

On the othe side of the street, no lights but very little ones of merchants under their tent.

Here still, I recognize Douala’s atmosphere (1982)

Here is, in Taw win street the most sofisticated Hotel, Governor residence Hotel:

It”s composed by low wooden buildings, on a pool. Teraces on pool, rooms in bungalows, or on up floors, Dense vegetation.

Sad and felted atmosphere. Price of rooms : 290 usd

I met people but could’nt take pictures of restaurants, buildings, night clubs.

I’ll try to do next time.

Je visite Pansodan Business Tower, un chantier, rencontre M. S. qui me donne les coordonnèes du constructeur Niang.
Puis je visite deux autres chantiers de Father Land et U Eaik Tun, tours en finition.
Siège Ahlone Tower, 2nd floor, StandRoad, Ahlone Township, Yangon. 01211430
Puis visite siege de Father Land, rencontre Saw Leir Larr.
Propose Down town 90m2 pour 2300 laks soit 230000000 Kyats = 255000$ SOIT 2800$ LE m2

Je vais à China town pour m’informer du marché de l’or. Résultat pauvre ci dessous:
mesure de l’or = tical
1kg = 60,2 ticals
Mais je ne comprends plus mes notes. A revoir.
Je reviens vers Bogyoke, et je m’intalle dans un petit jardin d’un restaurant.
Coup de barre, je ne parviens même pas à lire une ligne.Vue sur les batiments des Chemins de fer

stop sur le chemin de l’aéroport, au bord du lac Inlay.
Deux repaires, la maison de Daw Aung San Su Kyi et l’ambassade USA.
Très joli endroit. Certainement le meilleur de Yangon.
Je me suis arrêté au Zéphir café, et je suis assis dans l’herbe, au bord de l’eau.
Trois filles viennent caqueter juste derrière moi.
Plus tard je vais rencontrer un fort sympatique garçon qui viendra au devant de moi, et me parlera de ses activités, s’informera des miennes.
Nous échangerons nos adresses.

A part la maison de DASSK, et l’USA embassy. Je vois ce joli café , un club de natation, the Myanmar yachting federation, Il y a aussi des hotels, un night club.

J’ai beaucoup aimé ici, la gentillesse de gens, leur accessibilité, Birmans comme Français.
Il est à redouter que ce trait ne soit atteint dans le futur, en raison de l’ouverture du pays, de l’agressivité de certains investisseur, du développement de la consommation et de la richesse matérielle.
Je quitterai ce pays en y laissant un peu de mon coeur, et je nourris l’intention d’y revenir si cela est possible.
Bilan de la visite du petit investisseur:
Un pays sympathique, qui sort d’une longue période de sanctions (7 ans)  par l’occident, Etats Unis et Europe pour le développement duquel maint investissements devront être réalisés, dans tous les domaines.Les japonais, singapouriens et chinois sont présents, des grandes entreprises françaises viennent s’informer.
La réconciliation politique semble bien assurée.
La réconciliation nationale reste à établir.
Le premier pays dans lequel j’ai entendu des Français exprimer leur bonheur d’être là.

Walking on Shwe dagon Padoda and Inya lake will be shown on next article.

Shwedagon Pagoda3

Yangon-Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwe Dagon Pagoda is the most important buddist Pagoda in Yangon.

Close to downtown, this place consist in a terrace: In center of which is the central stûpa covered with gold leaves.

Shwedagon Pagoda3

Around the stûpa, a large space for people walking, and on side, covered spaces sheltering altars, under which people come to shelter, to pray, to meet other people, to discuss, to inquire.

I understand easily how Safran revolution could start from there.

Shwedagon Pagoda5

Shwedagon Pagoda7


Shwedagon Pagoda11


Staying in Yangon, this is a place to come several times to meet people, to meditate.

It was amazing to see such a place open to sky.