Yangon (Rangoon) is the former capital of Myanmar with over 5 million inhabitants. The city is lined by the Yangon River in the West and the Bago River in the South. The colonial city otherwise known as South East Asia, Garden City is dizzying combination of old and new: its impressive age old colonial mansions sit side-by-side bustling restaurant and bars, lush tropical gardens and tranquil lakes, modern business buildings, historical and cultural heritage of centaury old golden shimmering pagodas are reasons for lingering.
A series of bustling walkways and narrow side streets with food vendors, colourful open markets and well-preserved British colonial buildings are a subject of great interest, with the downtown walking tour always in demand. The one sight that you cannot miss for every visit to Myanmar is the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most famous and awe-inspiring Buddhist monument in Yangon.