The former capital of Burma, Rangoon
(Yangon) is a bustling city featuring
colonial architecture and ancient pagodas.
The magnificent golden Shwedagon
Pagoda is a symbol of the city, glittering in
the sunlight by day and illuminated at night.
It is the most important pagoda in Burma
and it is said that this religious site enshrines
strands of Buddha’s hair. Also visit Bogyoke
Market with its colonial architecture and
cobblestone streets. Here you can buy
antiques, handicrafts and jewellery
or spend time people-watching.
Bagan is an ancient city that was built
between the 9th and 13th centuries.
At its peak the city was home to as many
as 200,000 people and was an important
study centre attracting students from
many other countries. Originally ten
thousand temples and pagodas were
constructed and over two thousand still
remain today. It’s an amazing sight to
view these magnificent buildings
stretching across the Bagan Plain as
far as the eye can see.