Saturday, January 13, 2018

MYANMAR ~ Sule Pagoda and Yangon City Hall ~

... Great panoramic postcard nr2 of Yangon formerly known as Rangoon, Myanmar's largest city...  one of the most beautiful preserved colonial cities in Asia... the range of architecturally stunning buildings here is amazing... with view of the Sule Pagoda, a historic place of worship... and the  remarkable and modern looking Yangon City Hall located just across the famous pagoda... this building is one of the rare colonial buildings which has its own typical Myanmar style...Thanks a lot dear Jobbo for showing me one of your most favorite cities in the world!【ツ】
Sule Pagoda is a small pagoda located in the center of Yangon. The pagoda is surrounded by busy streets, a market and colonial era buildings like the Supreme court building and Yangon city hall. It is an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography. According to legend, it was built before the Shwedagon Pagoda during the time of the Buddha, making it more than 2,600 years old.

Yangon city hall is a Burmese style building with tiered roofs called Pyatthat, topped with hti, a ceremonial umbrella. The building was completed in 1936 after 10 years of construction. Yangon city hall is located on Maha Bandula road, next to the Sule pagoda.


 Local musical instruments
 (Issued 27-07-2017)

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