Yangon is the Capital city, the gateway to Myanmar ( Burma ) by air and sea. Ever green and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks with beautiful blossoms and lakes. The City of Yangon ( Rangoon ) was once the cleanest city in Asia, some even exaggerated as the Queen of the Cities.
In the second Anglo-Myanmar war in 1852, lower Myanmar ( Burma ) was ceded to the British to be anglicized into Yangon and since then became the seat of government. Yangon city was modeled and implemented by Lieutenant Fraser of the British engineering corps, who had also drawn the city plan of Singapore.
The pride of Yangon ( Rangoon ) is the wohttp://p18/travelmyanmar.com/administrator/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit&id=310rld famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the landmark of Myanmar ( Burma ). The golden dome rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. The magnificent glory, sanctity and serenity of the Shwedagon Pagoda must be seen and felt rather than by words.
HOW TO GET THERE
Yangon (Rangoon) has direct air-links with Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Guangzhou, Singapore, Kumming, Kuala Lumpur, Culcutta and Myanmar Airways International, Silk Air, Thai International, Malaysia Airlines etc. operate regular flights in and out of Yangon ( Rangoon ).
Almost all International Airlines serving Myanmar ( Burma ) fly to Yangon International Airport. So one-night stay in Yangon is recommended before visiting or traveling to the up-country and one night at the end of the trip.
And full or half a day of Yangon city sightseeing is advised - the highlight being, of course, the Shwedagon Pagoda, Chauk Htat Gyi reclining Buddha and shopping trip to Boyoke ( Scott ) Market that closed on Gazette Holiday.
Towering almost 100 meters above the green city-scape of Yangon, the Shwedagon Pagoda is the prominent landmark visible from miles around. It is one of the wonders of the world, and it is believed to have been built more than 2500 years ago. It is the essence of Myanmar and being a place that never fails to enchant.
A visit to Yangon is incomplete without a visit to Shwedagon