Yangon, also known as Rangoon, was the capital of independent Myanmar (Burma) from 1948 to 2006, after which the government officially proclaimed the city of Naypyidaw as the new modern capital of the country.
With a population of over five million, Yangon is the largest city and is often the first point of entry for most international visitors. As a commercial hub, Yangon has plenty to offer expatriates: pubs, traditional Burmese meals, and street foods, as well as colonial architecture. The local climate is warm and humid with a high level of rainfall.
The majority of Burmese practice Theravada Buddhism, the oldest style of the Buddha’s teachings, hence finding a pagoda in Yangon is easy. There are many famous pagodas in Yangon, and your trip will not be complete if you do not visit any of them as they are the true embodiment of the heritage and culture of Myanmar.