What travelers say
In the 1775 Yangon became the capital of Myanmar when King Alaungpaya made stop the numerous internal wars. Yangon means literally “end of the fight”.
Later the city was first conquered by the British and then by the Japanese and became again capital of Myanmar in 1948.
Today the city is an important cultural centre as well as a very active commercial port.
At present, Yangon has a population of about four million people.
The main religion in Yangon is Buddhism and the local currency is named Kyat.
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