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Yangon, the former Capital of Myanmar until 2006
or as known before Rangon, the capital of Burma

Yangon is the country's largest city with a population of over five million, and is the most important commercial centre, although the military government officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw in March 2006
Yangon was founded as Dagon in the early 11th century. The British seized Yangon and all of Lower Burma in the Second Anglo-Burmese War of 1852, and subsequently transformed Yangon into the commercial and political hub of British Burma.
A lovely old an new city and the famous Shewdagon and Sule Paya's are located here
Shwedagon PayaHigh Court BuildingCustoms houseCustom HouseCourt OfficeLocal reading the newsCourt attorneyDocument transcriberMonk on HighwayMonk sleepingStreet food YangonStrand Hotel LobbyStreet foodshopping at Bogyoke marketFemale monks collecting alms in Bogyoke marketYoung girl monk collecting alms in Bogyoke marketPrayers at Sule PayaIndepdance Mounment with Tall modern buildingsSule PayaOld Lady Praying

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Burma (Myanmar)
Keywords:Burma, City, Myanmar, Rangon, SE Asia, Yangon, capital