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Yangon, the capital,
with its population of over 5 million, is the gateway to Myanmar. It was
founded by King Alaungpaya on the site of a small fishing village called
Dagon when he conquered Lower Myanmar in 1755. The name Yangon means
'End of Strife'.
gives a very different impression from other Asian capitals of similar
size. It seems full of trees and shades. Wide streets, orderly town
planning and neglected colonial-style public buildings revive visions of
a century of British rule, while busy street scenes and shimmering
pagodas, bursting through a leafy canopy, hint the rich local culture.
From miles away on ship or by plane approaching the city, you will see a
golden tower stabbing the sky. This is the.
the largest and oldest temple of its kind. Towering almost 100 meters
above the green city, this 2,500 years old shrine is a place of
pilgrimage for Buddhists from many lands and is the very symbol of why
Myanmar is called 'The Golden Land'. A visit to Yangon is not complete
without a visit to Yangon's premier sight!
Over 2,000 years old and a haven of peace in the bustling downtown area,
"it can be seen every day, but very rare to make a visit" - people here
compare it with Picadilly Circus.
You can walk into the stupa! And believe it or not, it is the ONLY
pagoda in the world where you can see a real hair relic of Lord Buddha.
means 'World Peace' to which this pagoda is dedicated. Built in 1952, it
is significant because of the Sixth World Buddhist Synod, which was held
there in 1954.
Actually it is not a pagoda but a Tazaung (pavillion) where a 70 meters
long Buddha statue can be found.
named after the mother of the legendary founder of the capital, is a
wonderland of spired pagodas and sculptured figures.
Wander around the Bogyoke Market where you can find a mixture of foreign
made products and Myanmar antiques, wood, ivory and mother of pearl
carving, lacquerware, tapestries, and, and, and...You will also meet
Myanmar people from all walks of life.
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