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Rangoon (formerly Yangon) - Trip Myanmar
Yangon used to be the capital of Myanmar until it was replaced by Naypyidaw in November 2005. It is a fusion of English, Burma, Chinese as well as Hindu influence and is known for its dilapidated but almost uniquely designed nine-teenth and twentieth centuries English style architectural style.
The new high-rises were built in the 1990s (and some are frighteningly uninhabited and are abandoned as spooky high-rises and hotel complexes along Upper Pansodan Road) when the administration began to allow privatisation (while former federal administration building such as the solid secretariat building, as the capital is being moved to Naypyidaw, was abandoned).
Walking along a characteristic road, the monuments show striking trade and road markings, mostly spelled in regional alphabets, not to speak of the look of the wandering Burgundian-dressed friars and the gold-plated coup d'état as awaited in this buddhistic country, and down to the natives who retain their look.
The Shwedagon or Paya is the most important place of worship in all of Myanmar. Situated on the top of Singuttara Hill, the place has been holy since the beginning of times just before our present day life was born. Gautama, the Buddha as we know him, is the forth of these five (Maitreya, the fifth, will announce the end of the earth with his appearance) and according to tradition, two brethren bring eight Buddha's hair to be anchored in this holy place by dedicating the Shwedagonagoda.
No matter what the true story is, the traceable story documents a holocaust in this place since the sixth world war. Constructed and reconstructed, gold-plated and newly gold-plated, almost nothing is old in the coupé except what is deeply concealed in the stupa. The top half of the top of the peak of the pagoda and many other structures were damaged by an 18. cent. earthquake.
Groundbreaking 2 Botataung Paya (A few steps eastwards of the Strand Hotel on the Yangon River). Originally bombed in World War II, the site was demolished by the Allies, but it has a legend as long as Shwedagon or Sule Paya, and is said to contain more wisps of Buddha's fur that had been taken to the site by a thousand troops (hence the name, which means "1000 officers").
There is a wooden replica of the original statue, which is empty inside, and many relicts (even if not the hair) are on show. It is not as scenic as the Shwedagon, but the boardwalk and the empty Stupa make it a worthwhile visit. Three Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, Aung San Suu Kyi's House, 54 University Ave. Sule Paya (Sule Pagoda).
Sule Paya is a 46 metre long eight-sided stupa that, according to the history of the area, was constructed 2000 years ago to accommodate a wisp of Buddha's unravel. Be it Buddha's strands of Buddha's head or not, the gallery of the Buddha is an haven of tranquility from the chaos of intercourse that surrounds it all and sundry.
On the shores of Inya Lake is the renowned Inya Lake Hotel, now a Dusit and Yangon University property (in a wonderful park-like setting). On the northwest tip is Bogyoke Aung San on Natmauk Rd. 7 Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market). Eight Aung San Suu Kyi's house, 54 University Ave.
In the past, the building was crowded by numerous visitors, but it was once blocked by a cement brick and barbwire, with monitoring and protection against ingress.