Yangon was the capital of independent Myanmar (1948-2006), and it is the largest city in the country to date. Its skyline is uniquely beautiful with a mix of Buddhist pagodas and temples, British colonial architecture, and modern high-rise buildings. The city is focused on its iconic trademark, Shwe Dagon Pagoda and things revolve around it. No high-rise buildings are allowed to build within the area to avoid those buildings from outshining the pagoda’s sight. That is why only areas that are far from this iconic landmark have high floors.
As it is the country’s commercial and artistic hub, you can definitely witness the changes the country has going through such as new construction sites, recently implemented modern infrastructures and the infamous traffic jams as Myanmar’s economy had opened up again and reconnected with the world.
A hidden fact about Yangon is that, it is home to some of the most amazing and iconic colonial buildings throughout South East Asia, and they are well preserved in amazing conditions!
There are also some museums, religious monuments, and parks to go around to. Although it is not a fully-grown city, it is going up on its way to become a developed city, so it is definitely fun to watch Yangon grow with time. Yangon is the best and probably the most active city in the entire Myanmar, with a lot of restaurants, bars and clubs to enjoy nightlife.