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“A lttle bit of history.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Aung San Suu Kyi House

Aung San Suu Kyi House
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A lttle bit of history.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Unfortunately the tall fence and razor wire make 'The Lady's' house a bit unremarkable. However, it was good to be near the home where Aung San Suu Kyi was incarcerated for such a long time and reflect on the sad history of this beautiful country.

Visited March 2013
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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“A house as tourism spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

From the front, this house looks like ordinary house. Nothing special except the front gate with the writing "NLD" on the right and left side of the gate. One thing that makes this house different is the view of tourists (foreigner) take picture using this house (gate) as background

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Not worth it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Most people will only see a high wall topped with barbed wire, a photo of Aung San Suu Kyi's father, and lots of tourists. Even when Aung San Suu Kyu appeared in her convoy, the most interesting sight was the almost hysterical reaction of some of the tourists trying to get photos.

Visited March 2013
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Cambria, CA
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“A drive by”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

You will surely be driven by this large gated, high security compound. There is actually very little to see over the garbed wire topped wall, but whatever there actually is there remains well hidden.

Visited February 2013
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maryland
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“it's a big gate, folks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I, like many tourists, wanted a snapshot out in front of this house. In fact, I had to wait my turn behind a vanfull of Japanese tourists. There is nothing but a large gate with a security window in it. There were no guards on the street, but was told they are patient if you snap a picture and move on. There are no areas right there for casual hanging out.

What you should look at is the homes that line the winding lanes getting back to her house. They are massive, ornate residences buried in lush, well tended gardens and ringed with eight foot tall security walls. Security gaurds were noticable at several of these properties. My taxi driver told me these were the homes of the cronies, the drinking and business buddies of the generals. The difference (pointed out by my driver) between how they lived and the other 98% of the population is starteling.

They picked some of the nicest streets in Yangon to reside in. Once you get your picure in front of the gate, drive around this neighborhood a little. Many of the homes are older, and you can still see that colonial granduer from decades past. This will give you a little more idea of life in this area than the disappointing gate you will see in front of the house you came for.

Visited February 2013
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