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Can you explain why Burma moved its capital from Yangon (Rangoon)?
Myanmar is not moving its capital. A new capital named Naypyidaw is created for some interesting schemes/ideas of the former state. It is still the capital of commerce and the new capital is more of an offical capital for civil servants. 1 ) To keep the governmental authorities away from the general population.
Also if there is protection over the people, there is no in Naypyitaw, therefore, no emotion to resolution group. 2 ) Naypyitaw is situated at a strategical site from a naval point of view. Rumors say that Burma's Naypyitaw army has a tunnel to almost all parts of the state. These vast streets in the town are actually intended for army planes that arrive or take off in the event of conflict.
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It is Myanmar's capital of finance, economy and politics. Though the capital of the administration had relocated to Naypyidaw in the centre of Myanmar, Yangon is still the country's most important town, with over 5 million inhabitants, the country's biggest harbour, the only real cosmopolitan airfield, its lovely Colonies, the Shwedagon Pagoda and the country's most politically important landmark, Aung San Su Kyi.
Anyone visiting Yangon will love the bustling roads, the old but magnificent old settlement dating back to the Colonies, the vibrant multiethnic way of life and the quiet and placid Shwedagon Pagoda. Myanmar's second biggest town and the last capital of the kingdom of Ava. It' also an important trading centre and the capital of Myanmar's culture.
Located in the heart of Myanmar (Burma), it has occupied an important role since its construction. It was the new capital of Burma by King Mindon of the Konbaung Dynasty in the mid-19th cent. Though Rangoon became Burma's capital after the 1885 UK invasion of Upper Burma, Mandalay never ceased to be Burma's centre of culture and religion.
Mandalay is still the capital of Myanmar's culture and Buddhism. Myanmar's second biggest town and the last capital of the kingdom of Ava. It' also an important trading centre and the capital of Myanmar's culture. Located in the heart of Myanmar (Burma), it has occupied an important role since its construction.
It was the new capital of Burma by King Mindon of the Konbaung Dynasty in the mid-19th cent. Though Rangoon became Burma's capital after the 1885 UK invasion of Upper Burma, Mandalay never ceased to be Burma's centre of culture and religion.
Mandalay is still the capital of Myanmar's culture and Buddhism. Lake Inle is one of the most visited travel spots in Myanmar. Mt Popa is a green-clad symbol from the arid region of Myanmar. It' a 50 sq. m. peak that occupies the centre of Myanmar's main volcano line.
After Yangon and Mandalay, the third biggest town in Myanmar, it is located 165 kilometres eastwards of the country's capital over the Gulf of Mottama at the estuary of the Thanlwin Current. It' the capital of Mon State with almost 300,000 inhabitants. Once known as Moulmein, it was once a flourishing teak harbour and the administration capital of British Lower Burma.
Kyaikthanlanagoda from 875 AD is the city's symbol, from which Rudyard wrote his renowned poetry "The Way to Mandalay". It is unlikely that Ki-pling referred to the Mandalay station at the foot of the Kyaikthanlan pit, but to the'Mandalay' in Myanmar.
The capital of the Union of Myanmar is Nay Pyi Taw. It is centrally situated 391 km from Yangon and 302 km from Mandalay and easy to reach from all parts of the Union. National airlines fly from Nay Pyi Taw to Yangon, the trading capital, and Mandalay, the capital of culture, every day.
Slightly more than an hour's driving from Mandalay and with stunning vistas from the street to the steep slope, Pyin Oo Lwin is an excellent and invigorating place for people visiting Upper Burma. Kyaington, the city of the Golden Triangle, is located in the east of Shan State. You can reach it by plane from Yangon or by automobile on a very tough highway (160 km) from Tachileik.
Taiunggyi is the capital of the Shan state of the Burmese Union and with 150,000 residents the 4th biggest city in Myanmar (after Yangon, Mandalay and Maw-La-Myne, formerly Moulmein). The Taunggyi is located 1,400 metres above sealevel about 500 kilometres northerly of Yangon and about 10 kilometres south-east of Mandalay.
It' a harbour town and was an important trade point with India at the British age. The Sittwe prides itself on some interesting cloisters and a very extraordinary convent with a beautiful group of Buddha paintings, some of which date back to the fifteenth cent. when Mrauk Oo peaked.
Sittwe' s most important importance is the fact that it is the point of departure for the Kaladan River cruise to the old former capital and important archeological site of Mrauk Oo. Mrauk Oo was a cultural town in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The Mrauk Oo Sanctuary is still the major tourist destination of King Minbin, a very mighty Rakhine king who constructed the most celebrated Shittaung Sanctuary in 1535.
Other interesting sights are the remnants of the King Palast and the remnants of the fortifications. A pristine 15 km long course of silver sands, and contemporary facilities have made Ngwesaung a favourite spot for less price-conscious visitors from Lower Burma. Myanmar is the first seaside resort in Myanmar and a great trip for those on the road.
It' a 5 hour ride from Yangon to Chaung-Thar Beach.