Ten Photos from Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon is the capital of Myanmar, formerly called Rangoon of Burma.  Until 1948 is was a subject of British colonial rule. While previously unfriendly to foreigners, within the last decade it has warmed to tourism.  More recently Myanmar has been in the news regarding Rohingya Muslim crisis.

1-3:  The Shwedagon Pagoda complex contains several religious buildings and stupa, including the 100m tall Shwedagon Pagoda.

4:  Karaweik Hall is a barge that has a buffet restaurant with two stages, where they show traditional music and dancing.

5:  The Yangon High Court Building is colonial era building which housed the Supreme Court until 2006.

6: The Independence Monument is a obelisk that commemorates Myanmar independence from the British in 1948.

7: Yangon City Hall is a good example of Burmese style architecture.

8:  The National Museum of Myanmar is an impressive brutalist style building housing cultural Burmese artifacts.

9:  Bogyoke Market is a great spot to buy Burmese antiques and handicrafts.

10: Some boats moored along the Yangon River.

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