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‘Little NGO world.’ ‘Foreigners’ ghetto.’ ‘Hipster Yangon.’ Located just north of downtown – and conveniently close to the shopping mecca of Bogyoke market – Dagon is the favored hangout for the city’s blossoming expat community. Probably because it’s one of the few places in town you can enjoy a delicious Western-style coffee and an awesome plate of local noodles on the same block. Over the past few years, zen cafes, international restaurants and yoga studios have sprouted amid more traditional Yangon features – ever broken pavements and some truly notorious stray dogs. Condos and shiny glass offices sit next to beloved local Shan joints and tea shops.

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