40th Street

Like 39th Street, this is a mixed street with a few shops for printing, books and plumbing supplies, but nothing dominates. It has some beautiful architecture, however, including the oldest church in Yangon, the Armenian Apostolic Church. The hostel opposite the church has a beautiful painted peacock on its facade too! And do note the road is closed between the British Embassy, the Post Office and the Strand Road, even for pedestrians.

Other things that caught our eye:
*1 Three highlights in one: a courier service for your local and international parcels (no. 288), a ramen shop at 297, and some cute childrens’ shoes at no. 283.
*2 Maung Maung Sein Dental Materials – the place to buy gypsum or plaster of Paris for your craft projects!
*3 A beautiful colonial building at no. 127.
*4 Around the corner on Merchant street is the HAPA bar and cafe – serving great cocktails.

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