Yangon also known as Rangoon is the largest city in Myanmar. It is a great reflection of changes that have occurred since the country reopened to the world. Foreign investors mostly from Asia finds their place here, politics who were exiled are coming back and on top off all that you get masses of foreign tourists wandering around. Inside the town a mix of British colonial architecture, gilded Buddhist pagodas like most famous Swedagon Paya combined with modern high-rises can be found.
Yangon could be called Myanmar’s hub of commerce and art. It was hit by outburst of new bars, restaurants and shopping centers. While exploring the city, new constructions, building sites and renovations can be witnessed almost everywhere.
Nevertheless, there are many spots in the city where you can feel like after using time machine. For some it is parks and other it is temples. Thousands of locals are visiting holy places or green areas, trying to get away from busy Yangon rhythm and ongoing chaos. However, no one can avoid the downtown with its vast open-air market and impressive colonial architecture.
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