Yangon also known as “Rangoon” is a former capital of Myanmar and the commercial capital of Myanmar and the business capital of Myanmar, the main gateway to Myanmar, full of ever green and topical trees, shady parks, beautiful lakes. Yangon covers the land area of 350 sq-km with around about 6 million population. Its surrounded by water on three sides. The sprawling city was first fortified by King Alanpaya in 1755 that marked his conquest of Lower Myanmar by changing its name from Dagon to Yangon. The British established Yangon as their capital in 1852 after they won control of Lower Myanmar. Yangon was built by many beautiful colonial buildings, wide tree-lined streets and tranquil lanes with the colonial style. The places of interest are Sule pagoda “The heart of city”, The five-stories of National Museum display the literature, culture, history, ethnic groups, arts and crafts, etc., of the country. The original Lion Throne of the last king of Myanmar is one of the attractive and significant of the museum. Bogyoke Aung San Market also called Scott Market is the best place for you shopping in Yangon. The colorful building and the evening market are interesting in China Town area. The most famous landmark of Myanmar is The Shwedagon Pagoda dated over 2,600 years old and was built to house eight scared hairs of Buddha. The original pagoda was only 9 m high but it has been restored and rebuilt for many centuries to reach the current high. Which is visible from miles around and it is the most sacred of all Buddhist sites in the country for Buddhist people. There are other additional places such as Botataung Pagoda, this ancient monument situated nearby Yangon River and Kaba Aye Pagoda “the world peace Pagoda” was built in 1952 for the 1954-56 sixth Buddhist Synod. Mahapasana Cave, an artificial cave remarkably built for the commemoration of 2500th year of Buddhism. It is meant to resemble India’s Satta Panni Cave, where the First Buddhist Synod was held shortly after the Buddha’s death and the biggest marble Buddha Image of Kyauk Tawgyi Pagoda & the rare of white Elephants.

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