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Yangon, Myanmar

CNNGo takes you on a ride through Yangon, Myanmar's largest city. Locals explore the best of the old and the new in this rapidly changing place, home to golden pagodas, beautiful heritage architecture and a blossoming art scene. Restaurant owner and slow food aficionado "Sharkey" Ye Htut Win takes us on a tour of food spots that combine delicious cuisine and socially responsible practices. Ma Golden takes the mystery out of shopping at the city's best markets and shows off the colorful, ethnic fabrics she sells in her own shop Mizo. A member of the Yangon Heritage Trust, Htet Myet Oo, reveals the quiet joys of Yangon's colonial architecture and the race to preserve it. We join painter Kyaw Nyo as he seeks out inspiration for his art, people-watching at the Pansodan jetty and sipping local coffee at one of the city's many cafes. Then graphic designer and musician Lone Lone takes us to the outskirts of the city to enjoy the fresh air and sites at "mini-Myanmar," the National Races Village, before grabbing barbecue with his band in Chinatown's atmospheric 19th street. Finally, members of the pop group the Me N Ma Girls go on safari at the Hlawga Wildlife Park and watch the sunset over the country's most famous monument, the golden Shwedagon Pagoda. As Myanmar opens up politically and economically, step inside and see a side to Yangon you've never seen before.
Duration30 min
GenreCNN Travel & Lifestyle
Episode No.38
Production CountryUnited States
Production Year2013
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