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Pazundaung Township

KST 5600

Located on the southeastern part of Yangon, Pazundaung Township was the eastern most part of the original city plan laid out the British. Somewhat tucked away and forgotten Pazundaung, is the main route between Downtown and Mingalar Taung Nyunt and Dawbon Townships and as such is often passed by. It does however, hold a few little gems and if you are looking for the convenience of downtown without so much of the bustle it is the perfect spot. The Yangon City Development Committee has designated a few choice buildings as landmarks and there are the focal shopping hubs of Pazundaung Market and Yea Kyaw Market. So if you want to experience a section of Yangon that will seem familiar yet unexplored step out and experience Pazundaung.

Eat

Maung Aye Café

Maung Aye Cafe is famous for its Tea and small Samosas. As well as a small bakery in the evenings the street outside turns into a BBQ restaurant, that has some traditional footstalls attached. The Café is so popular it is that it is well-known across the city and even though it very seldom gets foreign clientele, is well worth a visit.

116, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Pazundaung Township, Yangon.

01-290825

Golden City Chetty Restaurant

There are a few branches of this restaurant in Yangon, and the branch in Pazundaung Township is very much in the same mould as the others – Cheap and tastey southern Indian food. A meal is unlikely to cost you over 2500 Kyats and is served promptly.

6am to 9pm

No.111, Sule Pagoda Road , Yangon.

01-246953 , 01-518248, 01-397325

Farhenheit

A true fusion of Mexican and Asian Cuisines Farhenheit is a good spot to relax with friends enjoy some food and cocktails. They often hold events and promotions throughout the week so you are likely to walk into something going on when visiting there. The prices are reasonable, although more expensive than what you might expect from a local restaurant.

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

No 38, Bo Gyoke Road & Corner of Botataung Pagoda Road (Near Pazundaung Park), Pazundaung Township, Yangon.

09 780 635844

Nan Htike Shan Foods

Nan Htike is not large but they offer affordable and delicious Shan food. The Lemon Steamed Fish and Shan noodles are the dishes to go for.

11:00am to 10:00pm

Bogyoke Aung San Road, Pazundaing Township, Yangon.

Eugina More Than Food

A cheap restaurant with interesting decoration that is often full of young Myanmar teenagers, sometimes playing acoustic guitar. There menu is an eclectic mix of sushi, eggrolls, and hamburgers. The staff are super friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed.

No.11, Yay Kyaw Main Road, Pazundaung Township, Yangon.

09 430 52652

Shop

OMG Fashion Shop  

OMG is the Fashion shop owned by Myanmar singer Nay Win (Snare). They sell hip-hop themed clothing and bling with a Myanmar twist.

No.144, Bogyoke Aung San Road, 47th Street, Pazuntaung Township, Yangon.

09-431 79313

Yae Kyaw Market

A traditional open air street market at the lower end of Yea Kyaw Road, that sells street foods, fresh vegetables, fruits, meat and fish. Near Yae Kyaw Market there are a few shops and stalls that sell old clothes as well as launderettes, and home-ware shops.

Yae Kyaw Street, Pazundaung Tsp

Pazundaung Market

A large open air market which sells all sorts of foods and condiments. It is very busy in the mornings Near Pazundaung Market is a line of shops that sell large umbrellas.

Upper Pazundaung Road, Ward (6), Pazundaung Tsp

Things to Do

Cuba

A great beer station that sells cold cheap beer and morish Myanmar/Chinese food. They have a few TV screens that show football and some other sports. A nice place to hang out for the evening and chat.

66, Yae Kyaw Street, Pazundaung Township, Yangon.

09-31326724

Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda

Founded and built in 1928 by Indian migrants Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda is hidden away down a maze of alleys. Although small it is striking especially at night and has recently raised money for repairs to its longtime cracked plaster.

Pazundaung Tsp.

Places To Stay

Yoma Hotel

Yoma Hotel is a small and well run hotel that is a decent low budget option. The rooms are clean, but vary a little in shape and services. There is Wifi available in the business centre.

No (146), Bogyoke Aung San Street, Pazundaung Township, Yangon.

01- 299 243

MK (Mya Kyauk) Hotel

This one of the best downtown lower budget hotels MK hotel, has friendly staff, decent services and complimentary high speed wireless Internet access.

No-1, Wut Kyaung Street, Yay Kyaw, Pazundaung Township, Yangon.

01-297274, 01-202187, 01-8610640

Aung Si Guest House

A friendly guest house that offers breakfast and free airport pick-up. The owners are exceptionally nice.

No. 100, Bo Gyoke Aung Sun Street, Pazundaung Tsp., Yangon, Myanmar

01- 299874

Hotel 51 Yangon

Well known for its helpful and attentive staff the rooms are well sized, and air-conditioned.

154-156, 51st Upper Block, Pazundaung Tsp

01- 293 022


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