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Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is the biggest town in Myanmar (Burma), the southeast Asiatic country bordering India to the West and China and Thailand to the east. The Yangon is located in the Irrawaddy River Valley, in the southwestern part of the country. Myanmar's former provincial capitol, with its large sea port and the country's most important international air port, is the country's most important trading centre.
Founded in the mid-19th c., the contemporary town became the capitol in 1886. Nowadays, the town is populated by about 5 million inhabitants. This is Myanmar's prime town, although the army regime moved the country's capitol to Naypyidaw in March 2006, which has a more centrally located area.
It has been a Buddha-ritual centre for hundreds of years and is the site of the Shwedagon Pagoda, which was erected over 2,500 years ago. Simply zooming in (+) to see the Shwedagon Pagoda. Mangaladon International Airport (IATA code: RNG) is situated 15 km from Yangon (via Pyay Road) just south of the town. The following maps show a small town plan of Yangon with motorways, major and minor highways.
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Yangon (Yangon) - Unique Burma Holidays & Tailor-Made Trips
The Yangon may have seen a leap in its evolution, but the urban sprawl is largely free of scratches created by the amazing gold-plated Stupa of the Shwedagon Pagoda. One of Myanmar's most important places of worship, this 2,000-year-old sanctuary is a truly magic place; informal, spiritually, without the arrogant cold that can discourage profane people from the West.
Yangon's Shwedagon is an obvious landmark, but by no means the only Yangon pit stopover. The Sule Pagode, known as a "meeting place" by the city's inhabitants, was constructed during the Buddha's life and is more than 2,600 years old and has been an important part of Burma's modern world.
Hop aboard the Yangon Roundabout. For the Yangonites, the most common way to get around, the district spins 29 kilometers of rough road through the town. After exploring Chinatown's urgent overnight fair, raise a sculpture footstool on 19 st next to the natives and try the road meal, which is flushed down with a cool Myanmar ale.
Visiting the convent is an ideal opportunity to get to know about Myanmar's convent world. The nearby Twante is also famous for its potteries, but still not very popular with visitors.