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Yangon Destination Guide

Delve into Yangon in Myanmar

Yangon in the region of Yangon with its 4,477,638 residents is a city in Myanmar - some 203 mi or ( 327 km ) South of Nay Pyi Taw , the country's capital .

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Current time in Yangon is now 05:20 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Rangoon " with a UTC offset of 6.5 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Mae La Noi, Lampang, Chiang Mai, Yegyaungwa, and Togyaunggyi. While being here, make sure to check out Mae La Noi . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Yangon ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

President Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi Deliver Remarks

5:26 min by whitehouse
Views: 59054 Rating: 4.83

On the first trip to Burma by an American president, President Obama and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi discuss democratic reform in the country. November 19, 2012. ..

President Obama Speaks at the University of Yangon

29:59 min by whitehouse
Views: 41465 Rating: 4.74

On the first visit to Burma by an American president, President Obama speaks about the process of democratic reform in the country. November 19, 2012. ..


Visiting Shwedagon with SN Goenka

3:47 min by artynz
Views: 22258 Rating: 4.86

This beautiful Buddhist site with its golden pagodas has been accurately described as a "celestial city". The real gold is in the dhamma. More than 500 vipassana meditation students of SN Goenka visit ..

BURMA's biggest City : Yangon 2010

6:57 min by Strohkopf1
Views: 17219 Rating: 4.43

Population: 6 Mill (2005) de.wikipedia.org In the Movie you see a normal day in 18.February 2010 on the streets in Rangoon. www.goruma.de ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Bogyoke Aung San Museum

The Bogyoke Aung San Museum (Burmese: ဗိုလ်ချုပ် အောင်ဆန်း ပြတိုက်), located in Bahan, Yangon, is a museum dedicated to General Aung San, the founder of modern Myanmar (Burma). Established in 1962, the two-story museum was Aung San's last residence before his assassination in July 1947. It is a colonial-era villa, built in 1921, where his daughter Aung San Suu Kyi grew up as a child. The museum, with its focus on Gen.

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Located at 16.80 96.16 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Museums established in 1962, Museums in Yangon

Rangoon bombing

The Rangoon bombing of October 9, 1983, was an assassination attempt against Chun Doo-hwan, the fifth President of South Korea, orchestrated by North Korea. Two of the bombers were captured, one of whom confessed to being a North Korean military officer.

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Located at 16.80 96.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 1983 in Burma, 1983 in North Korea, 1983 in South Korea, Assassination attempts, History of Burma, History of North Korea, History of South Korea, Improvised explosive device bombings, Mass murder in 1983, North Korea–South Korea relations, Terrorism committed by North Korea, Terrorism in Burma, Terrorist incidents in 1983, Yangon

Kandawgyi Lake

Kandawgyi Lake (literally "great royal lake", formerly Royal Lake), is one of two major lakes in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar). Located east of the Shwedagon Pagoda, the lake is artificial; water from Inya Lake is channelled through a series of pipes to Kandawgyi Lake. It was created to provide a clean water supply to the city during the British colonial administration. It is approximately 5 miles (8 km) in circumference, and has a depth of 20 to 45 inches (50 to 115 cms).

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Located at 16.80 96.17 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Lakes of Burma, Yangon

Basic Education High School No. 1 Dagon

Basic Education High School No. 1 Dagon (Burmese: အခြေခံ ပညာ အထက်တန်း ကျောင်း အမှတ် ဒဂုံ; formerly, Methodist English High School), located a few miles north of downtown Yangon, is considered one of the best public high schools in Myanmar. Dagon 1, as it is commonly known, offers classes from kindergarten to Tenth Standard (recently renamed Grade 1 to Grade 11) to about 6500 students.

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Located at 16.79 96.16 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Education in Yangon, High schools in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi MP AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections.

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Located at 16.83 96.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: 1945 births, Alumni of St Hugh's College, Oxford, Alumni of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Burmese democracy activists, Burmese prisoners and detainees, Burmese socialists, Burmese women writers, Civil rights activists, Congressional Gold Medal recipients, Living people, Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Nonviolence advocates, Olof Palme Prize laureates, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, Recipients of the Sakharov Prize

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