Yangon

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Yangon is the biggest city of the union of Myanmar, situated on the bank of Yangon River and about 45 km from the sea. It is among the most unique of Asian cities, a happy blend of astern mystic and religious charm with modern conveniences and facilities. It is a city with a history dating back over 2500 years.

Yangon is blessed with shady parks and gardens and it has been known as The Garden City of The East. The most attractive thing is for whom, from every directions enter the land of Yangon. warmly welcome by the Shwedagon Pagoda which is the world famous religious monument. The Shwedagon Pagoda believed to have been built more than 2500 years ago is a much revered shrine whose cultural splendor never fails to enchant. In the down town area of Yangon, all styles of architectural combinations are the remains of redbrick Victorian style building and the modern complex.

Shwedagon Pagoda

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Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world, towering 100 meters above the green cityscape of Yangon. The Shwedagon is landmark visible from afar. It is believed to have been built more than 2500 years ago, is a much-revered shrine whose cultural splendor never fail to enchant. No matter how many times pagoda is a centre of religious faith for the people of Myanmar and beyond, it is also the most memorable symbol of Yangon.

People stream to the Pagoda at all times of the day and night to pay Respect, Pray, Seek guidance meditate or merely to draw solace from the deep meaning the Shwedagon has for all Myanmar People.

Bago

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A located 80 kilo meter from Yangon, there is an ancient capital of Mon Kings of the 14th to 16th century and of second Myanmar Empire united by King Bayintnaung, nowadays know as Bago city. The classical name of Bago is Hanthawaddy, means the place of Royal Hamsa birds.

The many monuments of Bago today stand in solemn witness to the glory that once belonged to the divisional capital. Once the greatest sea port of Myanmar-Medieval European travelers commented and its magnificence, the city lies north-east of Yangon.

The massive and highest Shwemawdaw Pagoda, the famous reclining Buddha Image and many other reminders of the ancient kingdom are worthy of a visit. Also the newly reconstructed palace of Bago is especially major attractions for the Thai people once who has beautiful story of Thai Princess to the King of Mon capital.

Pottery works and famous silver smiths are also the main business of Sagaing.

Mawlamyaing

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Formely Moulmein or Mawlamyaing is the capital and largest city in Mon State, Myanmar. It is now famous for its seaport, market, pagoda, newly constructed bridge and Mawlamyaing University. It has a main railway station which communicates with the Myanmar Capital in the north and southern town of Yay. The old Death Railway is also diverted route from Mawlamyaing at the town of Thanphyuzayat.

Mawlamyaing became the first capital of British occupation between 1827 and 1852 after Taninthayi and Rakhine (formerly Arkan) were ceded to British under the Treaty of Yandabo at the end of First Anglo-Myanmar war, primarily because it was a major port for the extraction of teak. Today, Mawlamyaing is famous for its tropical fruits and for its cuisine as indicated in the popular Myanmar expression, “Mandalay for the speaking, Yangon for the bragging and Mawlamyaing for the eating.”

Another half an hour drive down south to the small town, Mudon which has one of the biggest reclining Buddha images, measured about 100 meters long.

 

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