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Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar is situated strategically at the sea front. Well chosen by the British as the country’s largest seaport, Yangon became the capitol and trade center of British Burma
Planned and designed by the colonial British government, the city has a grid-like pattern with the Sule Pagoda at the center. Five major thoroughfares run east to west and the north-south side streets lace through roads which bear the names of heroic figures.
With a growing economy, Yangon has modern skyscrapers among the old colonial structures and older religious buildings. Visitors should not miss a walk along one of the streets filled with the Victorian designed colonial buildings.
Among the famous strolls, a walk down the Pansodan Street from Yangon Railway Station up to the end where the street joins the Strand Road is worthwhile. Turning left, one can see the Old Strand Hotel built in 1901, and if one keeps on walking the General Post Office. There is also the Australian Embassy which used to be the annex of the Strand. The British Embassy can be seen adjacent to the Red Brick GPO.
Yangon offers many tourist destinations including markets, Chinatown, riverfront, parks, museums, playgrounds and amusement parks, hotels and restaurants.
For families, the zoo, as well as game and amusement parks are safe and enjoyable.
To explore life in suburban areas, one can take the City Circle train which goes around the city on the British-scale railway track. To feel the city life, why not take a local bus?
You might be surprised to learn that although Myanmar is a Buddhist country, there are also Muslim Mosques, Christian Churches, Hindu Temples, a Sikh Temple and even a Jewish Synagogue present in Yangon.