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Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
Sule Pagoda, Yangon

Myanmar’s former capital, Yangon (previously known as Rangoon) is a city that has barely changed for more than half a century and its colonial buildings still dominate the skyline. Yangon is most famous for the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, a massive golden pagoda that attracts hundreds of pilgrims every day, but has a host of other attractions. Large Buddhas, busy markets, glittering pagodas, ancient temples and a few calm, scenic lakes make Yangon one of the most fascinating capitals in Southeast Asia.

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