Yangon – Walking on the ex-capital of Myanmar

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Yangon (2012)

Although the military government has officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw since March 2006, Yangon continues to be the country’s largest city and the most important commercial centre. It has a population of over five million.
Yangon was founded as Dagon in the early 11th century (ca. 1028–1043) by the Mon, who dominated Lower Burma at that time.
Dagon was a small fishing village centered around the Shwedagon Pagoda, still the centre of this fascinating Asian metropolis!

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