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A large yet unmodernized town, Yangon has Victory architecture, tree-lined alleys, ponds and gardens, and a busy downtown area with welcoming salespeople, colorful stands and traditional Longyi and flip-flap-sandalists. Bogyoke Aung San Square (also known as Scott's Market) is a must for every tourist, as is the splendid Shwedagon Pagoda - Myanmar's emblem.
Shwedagon' s first foundation is said to have been constructed more than 2000 years ago, and the pit is worshipped by Buddhists and non-Buddhists equally. It is the gate to Myanmar and has flights to Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Doha, Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Chiang Mai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Guangzhou, Kunming, Nanning, Gaya and Dhaka.
It is a town of 5 million inhabitants, but the centre is relatively small and can be reached by feet. An early breakfast walk with your tour through Yangon's colorful architectural heritage to Strand Hotel, once one of Asia's most prestigious hotel in harmony with the Oriental in Bangkok, Raffels in Singapore and the Hong Kong Peninsula and in the last fifteen years partially renovated to its former glamorous.
It is still home to many other religions, and as you stroll through the area you will see Hindu and Chinatemples, Muslim mosques, English speaking monasteries and various Catholic monasteries. Whereas Yangon was an unimportant fishermen's town until the eighteenth centuary, the Shwedagon Pagoda has been standing there for more than 1000 years, enchanting the visitor and inhabitants with its glittering, gold-clad Stupa, where it is said that eight of the last (Gautama) Buddha's hair are anchored at the basis.
The Bogyoke Aung San markets offer everything from Mandalay silks, ethnical minorities handicrafts, sculptures in sterling silver as well as woodcarvings to gems, clothes and souroots. The Sule Pagoda is located in the center of the town, the core from which the British built the town center in the victorian raster about 150 years ago.