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travel42 Port Guide: Yangon

Yangon travel42 Port of Call Guide

Although the capital city has moved north to Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Myanmar—the city formerly known as Rangoon, located 350 mi/565 km south of Mandalay—remains Myanmar's cultural and commercial hub.

The city's foremost attraction is the Shwedagon Pagoda, set in a 14-acre/6-hectare plaza of shrines and temples. The 326-ft-/98-m-high pagoda, which reportedly holds eight hairs from the Buddha, is topped by a spire covered with 5,000 diamonds. Shwedagon is, in some ways, as striking as the Taj Maha...

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