Yangon

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"Yangon, for­merly Ran­goon, was the cap­i­tal of Myan­mar un­til it was su­per­seded by Naypyi­daw in Novem­ber 2005. To­day, with a pop­u­la­tion of over 5 mil­lion peo­ple, it re­mains the largest city and main eco­nomic hub of Myan­mar... The Shewdagon Pagoda or Paya is the sin­gle most im­por­tant re­li­gious site in all of Myan­mar. The pagoda stands on the top of Singut­tara Hill, and, ac­cord­ing to leg­end, that spot has been sa­cred since the be­gin­ning of time, just be­fore our present world was cre­ated.

The city is an amal­ga­ma­tion of British, Burmese, Chi­nese and In­dian in­flu­ences, and is known for its colo­nial ar­chi­tec­ture, which al­though de­cay­ing and be­yond ap­pre­ci­a­tion, re­mains an al­most unique ex­am­ple of a 19th­cen­tury British colo­nial cap­i­tal."

Sh­wedagon Pagoda A statue of Bud­dha at the Mail­amu Paya Yangon city hall and court­yard Clock Tower in Ma­ha­ban­doola street, Yangon

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