Book Street is aptly named – there are a lot of second-hand book shops (including the beautifully named Ko Harry Book Store at no. 112) and book stalls in the middle block, as well as two fantastic libraries in the lower block. It also has some great cafes and small restaurants – an ideal combination.
Other things that caught our eye:
*1 We love this cafe for its name and its coffee – Cafe Deja Brew
*2 Mya Min Maw watch shop – just round the corner at 377, Mahabandoola and the best place in Yangon to get an analogue watch cleaned or repaired.
See https://www.mmtimes.com/news/standing-test-time.html and we vouch for him too.
*3 The Sarpay Beikman Public Library and the Sarpay Beikman Childrens Library – both well stocked with books and great places for weary children or adults to take a break from the bustle of downtown Yangon. The public library also has an old-fashioned grill lift – for those who dare.
*4 Buy your Myanmar National Airline tickets here in the grandest style: their office used to be the Bombay-Burma Trading Corporation and was recently awarded a Blue Plaque thanks to Yangon Heritage Trust: http://www.yangonheritagetrust.org.
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