Yangon

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Yangon, once the capital of Myanmar remains as Commercial Hub of Myanmar. The lush tropical trees, the beautiful lakes and the glittering golden pagodas entitle Yangon as "The Green City of Grace". Dating back to 1755, King Alaung Phaya of the Third Myanmar Empire conquered Dagon and rename "Yangon" means "End of Strife". The present city was laid out a chessboard pattern with road running north to south and east to west stretching 223 sq miles comprising 31 townships. Currently about 5.2 million people are residing in and around Yangon. The globalization has not yet overwhelmed the city and it still offer the atmosphere of the typical Asian city.

Famous sights in Yangon are Shwedagon Pagoda built over 2500 years towering hundred meters above the city is the most prominent landmark. Sule Pagoda situated right in the center of the town is an excellent landmark since over 2000 years ago. Kandawgyi, the royal lake encompasses by a scenic park where city dwellers can relax peacefully. The lake is adorned with artful Karaweik Barge. Chaukhtattkyi, the colossal reclining Buddha Image should not be missed. Bogyoke Market (formerly known as Scott Market) is of the varieties of Myanmar traditional costumes, jewelries, artifacts and souvenirs. The Htaukkyant WWII cemetery is beautifully kept compound has 27,000 tombstones of fallen Common Wealth and Allied soldiers. Explore some bustling streets and centuries old buildings with magnificent architecture remind Yangon's past for those who try to enjoy life away from city life.

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