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Myanmar's area is 678,500 square kilometers, with 657,740 square kilometers of the country and 20,760 square kilometers of rain. Neighbouring states are Bangladesh 193 km, China 2,185 km, India 1,463 km, Laos 235 km and Thailand 1,800 km. Andaman Sea (0 m) and the highest point Hkakabo Razi (5,881 m) are the deepest points.
Burma lies between Bangladesh and Thailand, with India and China in the northern part, Myanmar has an area of about 675,000 sqkm. Yangon is the biggest and most important commercial centre, Mandalay in the centre of Myanmar.
About Yangon travel information
Yangon, which lost its position as capitol in 2005, remains the centre of business activities, a beehive of subterranean debates and the gate for most of the world's major citygoers. However, many travelers have a tendency to give Yangon a brief break by giving up the town for additional travel to Myanmar's high-profile inland travelers.
It' a shame, because the town is - in its own way - one of the most striking in Southeast Asia. Yangon's global seclusion over the past five centuries has given it not only the most impressive regional monuments, but also a lasting colorful appeal that has almost vanished elsewhere.
Although a feeling of melancholia is a common scenery for this scenery, your recollections are more of Yangon's lively and colorful roads, its frantic open-air market, some of the kindest townspeople ever and what is most likely your first kitchen-unknown. Breathtaking Shwedagon Paya is the heart of the cityscape, a shiny gold stupa that can be seen from anywhere in the cityscape.
Nearer to the water lies the city centre of Yangon, where some of the best buildings of Great Britain's Colonies are hidden. The Yangon is situated in Lower Burma (Myanmar) on the Yangon-Bago River converge, about 30 km from the Gulf of Martaban, at 16°48' North, 96°09' East (16.8, 96.15).
The Yangon was established as Dagon in the early eleventh c. (1028-1043) by the Mon, who ruled Lower Burma at that age. The Dagon was a small fishermen town around the Shwedagon Pagoda. 1755 King Alaungpaya took Dagon, re-named it "Yangon" and added villages around Dagon. Yangon was taken over by the British during the First Anglo-Burmese Wars (1824-26), but was given back to the government of Burma after the conflict.
In 1841 the town was burned down. Many of Yangon's pagodas, gilded or Whitehead, are the most popular in the worlds renowned Shwedagon Noth Shadagon Nothern Holy Mountains and the highest point of the town. The glory of Yangon is still the harbour town with a colorful character.
Already because of Myanmar, Yangon City Catering presents all-inclusive functions, especially in Shan, Burma, Mandarin and Hindi influences are of utmost importance. Cruciferous and savoury, the Myanmar kitchen offers more olive oils and less pungent, the essential ingredient of our regional kitchen, which includes curried seafood, meats and veggies and pumpkin noodles. The Yangon Internacional Airport, 12 km (19 km) from the city centre, is the country's most important gate for national and internacional flights.
The airline operates air services to Asian capitals - mainly Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Town, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming and Singapore. Though there are about 20 local airline companies, most of them fly to touristic places like Bagan, Mandalay, Heho and Ngapali as well as to the capitol Naypyidaw.
Yangon has, as expected, an extended and chaotic congested network of buses. The majority of the itineraries start and end on the east side of the Sule Pagoda, so if you are looking for a coach to the Sule Pagoda or to the airfield. Years Yangon taxis almost all of the 1980s used four japanese cars, taxis no kilometer chart, no AC, first negotiating the front fare of the carb.
The four most important ferry ports in Yangon, all situated at or near the city centre, mainly operate locally-operated ferry services across the Dala and Thanlyin rivers and provide ferry services to the Irrawaddy Canal. Yangon's 35km Twante Canal was the fastest way from Yangon to the Irrawaddy Valley until the streets between Yangon and the Irrawaddy Division became open all year round in the 90s.
Whereas the ferry to the Danube is still in use, the Irrawaddy ferry to Upper Burma is now mainly used for touristic cruise on the rivers.