Yangon (formerly as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar. It has also been translated as “the end of strife”. A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist Pagodas define its skyline. Its famed Shwedagon Pagoda, a huge, Shimmering Pagoda complex, draws thousands of pilgrims annually. The city’s other notable religious sites include the Botataung pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple, and Sule pagoda, both housing Buddhist relics.
The city’s green spaces include People’s Park, with fountains and flower garden, and Kandawgyi Lake, with a replica of a royal barge, waterside cafes and an adjacent zoo. Inya Lake is the largest lake in Yangon, a popular recreational area for Yangonites and a famous location for romance in popular culture.
The Maha Bandula Park or Maha Bandula Garden is a public Park, located in downtown Yangon. It is surrounded by some of the important buildings in the area such as the Sule Pagoda, the Yangon city Hall and the High Court. The National Museum presents exhibits on Burmese art and culture. The covered market of Bogyoke Aung San is packed with stalls selling traditional lacquer ware antiques, wood carvings and textiles, Jade, Ruby, Diamonds, Gold and etc;. The circular railway, a commuter train departing from the landmark Yangon Central Station, provides view of a variety of urban and rural landscapes.
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