Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Things To Do in Yangoon, #Myanmar




Saint Mary's Cathedral
The largest cathedral in Myanmar. It was designed by Dutch architect Jos Cuypers and located on located on Bo Aung Kyaw Street.

Public Phone
The most unique public phone is this side of Asia. mobile and it can be relocated anywhere in the city.

Local buildings
Unique architecture left during British empire, take a stroll to enjoy the local scene occupying these buildings, colorful both in it's facade and characters.

Independence Monument 
Located inside Mahabandoola Garden, it have great views surrounding colonial buildings of the British empire and the City Hall. Fytche Square was the old name given in honour of Chief Commissioner of British Burma, Albert Fytche.

The Yangon City Hall
The City Hall building was built by the British, preserving its colonial architecture with Burmese ornamentation. There is a Burmese peacock seal at the entrance.

The Supreme Court
One of Yangon City heritage list, the High Court building was constructed from 1905 to 1911. Famous for its Queen Anne architecture style -red bricks exterior and a clock tower.

Emmanuel Baptist Church
Built by an American Missionary back in 1885 but was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in 1952. One of the oldest churches in Yangon.


Sule Pagoda Roundabout
Another Yangoon landmark; the 2,000 years old Sule Pagoda Roundabout. Small shops occupying the ground floor offering services such as astrologists, palmists and etc.

The Shwedagon Pagoda
The famous 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda. It can be seen from anywhere in the city, the landmark of Yangoon. Read here...





3 comments:

zaraab said...

While staring at the pix of the girl offering the public phone services, i was wondering, how did she keep all those stuff (the phone and the line) kalau tutup kedai? Mesti dia sangkut kat pokok tue je kan? Hehehe.

Jeff Chuah said...

rupa-rupanya that red building is the supreme court...i know it's a national heritage building but i have no idea what it does...

DEAmension Design said...

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