It is full of green places and trees and is completely different to other Asian cities of the same size.
There are many famous pagodas in Yangon worth to be seen and which give the city also a religious importance all over Myanmar.
The climate is typical tropic, characterized by three main seasons: the cool season and best one to visit the city goes from October to February, the hot season from March to May and the rainy season ... More from June to October.
The official language is Burman; English is used mostly for tourist and commercial reasons.
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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