Yangon Images 10 images Created 10 Oct 2011
Yangon formerly Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in November 2005. Today with a population of over 5 million people, Yangon remains the largest city, nerve center and main economic hub of Myanmar. The city is a combo of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences, and is known for its colonial architecture which although decaying, remains an evocative hotspot in Southeast Asia. The greatest highlight is of course Shwedagon Pagoda - the single most important religious site in all of Myanmar. The pagoda stands on the top of Singuttara Hill, and, according to legend, that spot has been sacred since the beginning of time, just before our present world was created.