Yangon

Yangon, once the capital of Myanmar remains as Commercial Hub of Myanmar.

 

Historically, Yangon was founded over 2000 years ago as it was initially named Okkala and Dagon. When King Alaungpaya of Konbaung Dynasty conquered all enemies in 1755, it was renamed to Yangon which means "no enemies left".

 

The city was anglicized as Rangoon when Myanmar was occupied by British in 19th Century. The city was laid out by British like a chessboard pattern crisscrossed by roads running north to south and east to west.

 

As the result, Yangon has the largest colonial building with magnificent architecture in Southeast Asia. Shwedagon Pagoda, the golden glory and soul of Myanmar, is a must see place of Yangon.

 

Kandawgyi, the royal lake encompasses by a scenic park where city dwellers can relax peacefully.

 

Bogyoke Market (formerly know as Scott Market) is of the varieties of Myanmar traditional costumes, jewelries, artifacts and souvenirs. The Htaukkyant WWII cemetery is beautifully kept compound has 27,000 tombstones of fallen Common Wealth and Allied soldiers.

 

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