Kandawgyi Park / China town

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Today is a lazy day: Beauty sleep, shops and just relaxing. Bogyoke market is a conglomerate of stalls serving mainly the tourist need: Handicrafts, lacquerware, Burmese garments, longyi, thanaka, gold and jade shops, oil painting, hand painted greeting cards and the likes. Some fortune tellers offer their service on the pavement, too. Then a side trip to Kandawgyi Park, just to enjoy the tranquility.

Kandawgyi Park

All the roads in old town, adjacent Indian and Chinese quarters are jammed by street vendors and shoppers. Time to hold an afternoon sleep to escape the heat and the over-crowded narrow roads. In the evening dusk, when it becomes cooler, we get back into China town for dinner. Usually we don’t eat from street vendors, but this time we give it a go.

China town, 19th Street at night

The 19th street, a side road of the main Mahabandoola road, is filled up with aluminium tables and plastic chairs. Skewers of all sorts of fresh animals and vegetables are on display in glas cabinets where you can make your choice by pointing at and it is grilled and served to your table within minutes. Bunch of hungry locals and tourists stroll up and down the road searching for the right menu. We enjoy the food and the scenery.

Food on display next to the drive lane of Mahabandoola road, in front of the Chinese temple

The end of a busy market day

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