THE former Burma/Myanmar capital doesn’t have the bustle and cacophony of sounds of other high-powered Asian centres such as Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur or Tokyo. Still there is traffic with bicycles, trucks, buses and cars plying the streets amidst the colonial buildings and wide boulevards. As much as changing in Yangon at present much of this could be quite different in a few years time.
So for the time being here’s an inside look at how people get around in Yangon.
A busy road in downtown Yangon. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com
Bicycles are a common form of transport as car ownership is expensive. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com
A cycle trishaw near Shwedagon Pagoda. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com
The circular train that travels around Yangon. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com