Yangon, which has been the capital of Myanmar since 1885, lies in lower Myanmar on the banks of the Ayeyarwady river. It still retains its colonial heritage, as very little has changed in the town over the last decades. The town's major attraction is the Shwedagon pagoda, which contains a huge 107m stupa covered with 60 tonnes of gold leaf. Other interesting sights are pagodas, the National Museum, the Royal lakes with the Karaweik stone boat and the colonial town centre. Since 2005 Yangon is no longer the capital of Myanmar. The new capital is Naypyidaw, a new city located 320km to the north.

01 Shwedagon pagoda at sunset 02 Shwedagon pagoda at sunset 03 Buddha statue 04 Shrine 05 Sunset view 06 Bell
07 Shwedagon pagoda at night 08 West gate to Shwedagon pagoda 09 Chinthe 10 Columns 11 Shwedagon pagoda complex
12 Shwedagon pagoda complex 13 Burmese style temple 14 Buddha statue 15 Stupa 16 Buddha statue 17 Shwedagon pagoda complex
18 Shwedagon pagoda 19 Shwedagon pagoda 20 Burmese style temple roof 21 Stupas 22 Stairs to gate 01 Sule pagoda at night
02 Building 03 Botahtaung pagoda 04 Botahtaung pagoda interior 05 Buddha's sacred relic hair 06 Stone tablet
07 Buddha 08 Bell 09 Botahtaung pagoda 10 Monk 11 Botahtaung pagoda 12 Botahtaung pagoda
13 Column 14 Karaweik palace 15 Karaweik palace 16 Painting 17 Karaweik palace interior
18 Karaweik stone boat detail 19 Park 20 Bridge 21 Reclining Buddha 22 Reclining Buddha
23 Feet of reclining Buddha 01 Dhamma Zedi road 02 Street 03 Tee tables 04 Ayeyarwady river quay
05 Bus 06 Customs house 07 Strand hotel 08 Road 09 Rickshaw
10 Yangon traffic 11 Holy Trinity cathedral church 12 Downtown Yangon 13 Downtown Yangon 14 FMI shopping complex
15 Indian movies 16 Burmese movie
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