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O. Box Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
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It is home to some of the city's most famous places, such as the Great Shwedagon Pagoda, the Maha Wizaya Pagoda, the National Museum, the National Theatre and the Yangon Region Hluttaw (Parliament) This prosperous district has numerous hosts, ambassadors and expatriate residencies. Dagon 1 High School and Dagon 2 High School of the township are among the best open grammar school in the state.
The Dagon (Mo: ?????[l??ò??]) was a small fishermen settlement established by the Mon in the sixth c., CE, around the Shwedagon Lagoon. Thanlyin ( "Syriam"), the trading town at the other end of the Yangon riverbank, has been the location of the town throughout time. But because of the cloakroom Dagon's importance in culture was much greater than its greatness.
Alaungpaya, in 1755, conquered the town, re-named it Yangon and established a large settlement with towns such as Ahlon, Pabedan, Kyauktada and Botataung. Dagon was mostly a wealthy area during the UK Colonisation, although the areas near the inner town were full of occupants.
Mr. Dagon prided himself on both Methodist England High, one of the best English-speaking media colleges, and Burma's nationalistic Myoma Highschule. During the 1950', the Myanmar authorities evacuated occupants in the south of the township and constructed the Minmanaing Housing Project for high-ranking officials.
Another celebrity was Dagon in the 1980' s, when General Ne Win ordered the Maha Wiziya Neck Brace.
Yangon hip? Hops to Bahan Township
Up until the end of the 50-year old army rule in 2011, Yangon was regarded as the reservoir area of Southeast Asia. The number of remaining Yangon Colonian structures is one of the unexpected advantages of Yangon's economical stagnation: it is the highest in the area. There is still a long way to go to improve the standard of living for most of the city's residents, but it would be incorrect to describe Yangon as largely destitute.
Mercedes glides through the broad roads of a district known as Golden Valley in the Bahan township in the north - the wealthiest in the town. The mansions compete with every manor house in the town. The Golden Valley is home to Myanmar's famous people, economic magnates, high-ups and affluent expat. But like almost everywhere in the whole land, the township is also rich in history: Myanmar and Chinese-Buddhist churches, above all the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 2500 year old building with 60 tons of amber.
This is the holiest of all Buddhistic places and an essential must, no matter how brief your stay. The area is full of pendants at all times of the night, but it is most magic at dusk when friars in safran dresses and amateurs burn joss stick and small candle around the bell-shaped clove.
Shwedagon is also important for the Myanmar community for purposes other than religious. It was a rendezvous point for activists who wanted to be freed from the colonialists during Myanmar's liberation from Britain, which peaked in 1948. Aung San Suu Kyi turned to tens of millions of people in 1988 after the students' outcry.
Aung Suu Kyi by the way lived for 16 years under home detention in her father's home in the township of Bahan and still resides there today - on University Avenue Road. SWEDAGON was also a focus for the monks' protest during the 2007 Saffron Revolution. There is a state-run art academy in the northern part of the pagoda:
If it were a muse, it could be one of the main features of the town. It was constructed between 1915 and 1919 by a naval and gum tycoon, the descendant of a Chin-Tsong. In spite of the many rumors of his demise, including the allegation that he went to bankruptcy and commited a suicide by leaping from the top of the castle, or that he disappeared after realizing that his UK woman was espionage by him (some have even said that there is a hidden passageway that acts as an exit from the castle to a near lake), his great grandchild Michelle Clancy explained that they were all wrong.
The fact is that he passed away in November 1923. "Michelle acknowledged that Lim Chin Tsong was interred at Hokkien Cemetery on Tramway Road, which unfortunately no longer exists. From then on the sanctuary was taken by the Brits and the Japanese (the first of them turned it, even if only for a short time, into a hotel).
Prior to moving to Nay Pyi Taw in 2006, Myanmar's main city was the seat of the Ministry of Culture. Though in urgent need of repairs, the edifice is still one of the most beautiful specimens of ancient architectural mergers in China and Europe. The township of Bahan is also a gastronomic delight: whether it's a meal from India or Myanmar in a restaurant on the streets or a five-star meal in one of the many Golden Valley inns.
This was the place to be before Myanmar opened up to the outside worlds - for expatriates and the people. Though Yangon now has a number of locations to chose from, Gingki Kids continues to be a popular meeting place for young, trendy and affluent Yangonites.