Top 6 Colonial Buildings in Yangon

In 1852, the British seized much of Burma including Yangon and made the city the Burmese capital in 1885. They constructed a great number of grand, majestic, impressive buildings in Victorian, Art Deco, Queen Anne, British Burmese and Neoclassical style. As a result of Burma’s over decades isolation, the city remained much like it was since the end of the 19th century, especially the old business district near the Yangon river. Of all South East Asian cities, Yangon has the highest concentration of colonial buildings in the world.

Visiting Myanmar? Don’t Miss These Top 6 Buddhist Monuments

Myanmar (Burma) is one of the best places in Asia to see Buddhist architecture and monuments. This is primarily due to the eclectic nature of Burmese Theravada Buddhism, which incorporates elements from a range of sources. All over the country are countless iconic sights and pagodas. Here are 6 of the top Buddhist monuments to see on a visit to the country.