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Try some food, meet locals and relax with new friends in the city centre. Immergr√ľn and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes, Yangon has earned the name "The Garden City of the East". Take a look at our guide to Yangon City Hall in downtown Yangon so you can immerse yourself in what Yangon has to offer before you leave. Yangon has the highest number of colonial buildings of all Southeast Asian cities. Discover Yangon on a relaxing train ride through its urban areas with several exciting stops.

The Yangon City Geography | Yangon Life

The Yangon region (approx. 4,000 sqm / 10,000 sqm) borders the Bago region to the northeast, the Gulf of Mottama to the southeast and the Ayeyarwady region to the southwest. The Yangon River, one of the estuaries of the Irrawaddy River, is located on low mounds (about 30 m) from N to SO.

There are two small roads in both direction, a middle road, two small roads and another one. Slender roads are designated by numbers, while the broad and middle roads are called. The city has grown over the years to the northeast and eastward direction of today's Yangon International Airport.

Each westerly and southerly extension depends on better road and rail connections across the riverbank (the Dala and Twantay districts in the southwest have only one single viaduct each) and better dewatering, as the low-lying area on the Yangon River's westerly shore is often flooded.

It is bounded by intertidal currents in the southern, western and south-eastern parts (Yangon, Hlaing and Bago). Pan Hlaing and Kok Ko Wa run into the Hlaing and Twante Channels into the Yangon and these two waters produce strong sediment.

Suggestion to open Yangon City Hall to the general population in the limbo.

According to one officer, a suggestion to open the Yangon City Development Committee headquarter to the general population has been on ice for almost a year. The Yangon City Hall was the first Yangon facility to be given a Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) award as part of a drive to recognize the historic significance of more than 100 structures with such marks.

The YCDC Commission was presented with a schedule in January to allow the general community to come to the office, said U Khin Hlaing, member of TC No. 9. Meanwhile, he said, people could go to City Hall if they had to show their identity card and go to one of the YCDC's divisions for work or other purposes.

Construction began in 1925 and was finished in 1940, according to the website of the Yangon Heritage Trust. The YHT added that the house is the scene of many important historic incidents. This includes the Rangoon war crimes trial after the Japanese lost in 1945 and the last open address by General Aung San six short months before his assassination.

"Since the 1930' s the town hall has been a focus for large unrest. In the 1950' the town hall was the biggest audience of the city and a favourite place for marriages, gigs and other festivities. Many historic edifices abroad will be maintained with donations from the federal and charitable organizations.

Many in Yangon are used as office space by governments or privately owned businesses and are only preserved through the effort of those who live there, said U Kyan Dyne Aung, a Yangon Trust planner. "We have proposed to locals that the historic Yangon building be opened to the public," he said.

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