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Aung San Suu Kyi house

aung san suu kyi house
Aung San Suu Kyi House

Aung San Suu Kyi: "As I travel through my country, people often ask me how it feels to have been imprisoned in my home --first for six years, then for 19 months. How could I stand the separation from family and friends? It is ironic, I say, that in an authoritarian state it is only the prisoner of conscience who is genuinely free. Yes, we have given up our right to a normal life. But we have stayed true to that most precious part of our humanity--our conscience."

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and leader of the National League of Democracy, was put under house arrest here off and on for 15 years from 1989 to 2010. Thanks to international pressure, the Burmese ruling military junta agreed to release her in 2010. There are lots of visitors passing by her house in the hope of seeing the presence of Aung San Suu Kyi and feeling the spirit of this freedom fighter.

The trip at Aung San Suu Kyi’s house just takes your about 10 minutes on the way from the airport to the town.

Location: 51 University Avenue, north of Yango.