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Yangon – the main port, the largest city, the spiritual, industrial, and transport center and the former capital of Myanmar. It is 40 kilometers from the Andaman Sea in the lower reaches of the Yangon River. Earlier the city was called Rangoon. Yangon is in a sub-oceanic climate, where in the rainy season it is not uncommon to have floods, storms, and tsunamis.

The settlement of Yangon dates back 500 years. It was a fishermans tree in the Mohon country. Dagön was located around the city of Schwedagon. Alaunya, the king of Birma, who conquered the region in 1753, gave the place a new name – Yangon, which means «The End of the Faith. Before the Anglo-American expedition, the city had suffered a devastating fire in 1841. After the Anglo-Burmese occupied the city in 1853 and made it the center of Brittany Burma. In 1948-2005, Yangon remained the capital of Burma (Mayanma) until it was transferred to Neuilly. Even its largest city is little known, though it is a huge megalopolis with a number of distinctive features. The main tourist attraction is the 98-meter-long Golden Dagon or Chevagon Stupa, the same one around which the city sprouted. It contains the Buddhist rituals, including the hairs of Hautama. Nearby there is a smaller pogoda – the Makhá Vizaya (1980), the Makhá Vizaya, by the governor of Burma Na Vincennes, for the purification of the karma. One more hair of Gautama Bouda is preserved in the 48-meter pogoda of Sólé, which is said to have been built at the dawn of our time. The Bathathánaún Complex is famous for the mirrored labyrinth and relics of Minyon, the last king of Birmingham, and the Kába Aí (1950s) Chapel of the Universal Synod by decree of the first Prime Minister-Minister of Independence of Birmingham. Tourists are attracted by the pavilion at the pagoda, where the lying Buddha lies.

Jingon is full of buildings from the Royal period as well as modern architectural structures, such as the Mairie building, for example. The city also has a sénégère called the Mosémaché Eschau (1854). The museums of Yangon contain the most valuable objects from the history and culture of Myanmar.

100 USD = 210,001.08 MMK

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  • Air quality: 23 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Ambiguous
  • Population: 5,200,000 people
  • Population density: busy: 10x10m 100m per person
  • GDP: $1,242 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 11 Mbps
  • Best wireless: MPT
  • Tipping: You don’t really need to tip in restaurants. If you feel the service was particularly good, 10% of the bill is a recommended guideline. Tip porters and maids as you wish with a dollar here or there, although the practice is only really common higher-end hotels or resorts.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: 365 Caf
  • Best taxi: Grab
  • Best coworking space: Project Hub Yangon
  • Best hospital: Pun Hlaing International Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Myanmar National Airlines
  • Best intl air carrier: Myanmar Airways International
  • Monthly costs for expat: $800
  • Monthly costs for family: $1800
  • Monthly costs for local: $500
  • Meal: $1.3
  • Small Cola: $0.2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.6
  • Coffee: $0.4

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