By Rachel Lankester, founder Magnificent Midlife

Take a virtual downtown Yangon walking tour by perusing our fascinating photo gallery.

Wonder at the city’s diverse population, its gilded temples and churches of every religion, its faded colonial glory and its recent turbulent past.

Stand in awe outside Aung San Suu Kyi’s house and imagine her leaning over the top of the high wall waving to the crowds below.

Be amazed at the miles of gold in the Shwedagon Pagoda and the 65-metre long reclining buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda.

If you go in the rainy season prepare to have wet feet for most of your stay. Flip flops or crocs are the footwear of choice.

Photos may take a while to load especially if you’re on a mobile – but it’ll be worth it! Try turning your phone sideways to get the full screen effect.

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Rachel Lankester is the founder of Magnificent Midlife, author, host of the Magnificent Midlife Podcast, a midlife mentor and editor of the Mutton Club online magazine. After an initially devastating early menopause at 41, she dedicated herself to helping women vibrantly transition through the sometimes messy middle of life, helping them cope better with menopause and ageing in general, and create magnificent next chapters. She’s been featured in/on BBC Woman’s Hour, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, The Age Buster, Woman’s Weekly, Prima Magazine, eShe, Tatler HK and Woman’s Own amongst others. She believes we just get better with age. Get her book Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond which was recommended in the New York Times.


Last Updated on January 24, 2023 by Editorial Staff

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