Saturday, February 20, 2010

Burmese Rangoon

Buddhist Myanmar, pagoda many, whether in the bustling town, or backwater, everywhere can see the pagoda, which stands in the rivers and lakes, high mountain summit, downtown center and Cuntou Walled tail, reflecting the long history of Myanmar , dotted with tropical mountains and rivers of Jinxiu. Said, if we lined up the whole column pagoda in Myanmar with a total length of up to 1,300 km, we can see many pagodas in Myanmar, so people of Myanmar known as the "Wan tower states" or "Pagoda of the country . "

Yangon, Myanmar is located in the lower reaches of the southern Irrawaddy delta on the Andaman Sea just 35 km away, is the capital and largest city of Myanmar, for the national political, economic, cultural and transportation center. City rectangular area of about 350 square kilometers, a population of about 4 million residents in 90% of Myanmar and the rest are Chinese, Indians and so on. The old urban construction on a ridge on the Metro are located in the surrounding delta alluvial land, and a small bridge, the city was restricted to the river around the region. Senior residential area north of the industrial area along the Yangon River in the vicinity kamayut extended to the north of the water-sheng, east Ding 1000 compliance of industrial zones in Yangon River and pazundaung Creek Interchange is the main business district and some government agencies location.

Yangon, formerly called Dagon (Dagon), only a very small town, mainly Shwedagon Pagoda (Shwedagon Pagoda) is known. Until 1755, the King Alaungpaya Ciming later renamed the "Rangoon" Burmese language "War" was conveyed. In 1855, Myanmar became a British colony, the British left Burma's capital from Mandalay (Mandalay) moved to Rangoon, used it as a port of export commodities such as teak. Japanese occupation during World War II, after independence in 1948, its capital Yangon, Myanmar.

Yangon is a nation full of rich oriental colors, modern city, the streets more narrow; modern architecture and traditional white steeple, the black paint of the wooden Bai staggered; pagodas and temples all over; full of flowers and evergreen plants; the public to the color Meiyan a sarong and slippers; Bird Crow Yangshou stride in the streets, has a keepsake eat, the vehicle must give way ... ... here for a rare big city bustle of the noisy, night clubs, gambling, horse racing is more in the banning of the list, so Western tourists reminding us of scenes into another world.

30 years, Yangon suffered severe earthquake and tsunami hit, in the Second World War era has become a battleground for the Allies and Japan. Although the Yangon after the reconstruction work, but the past can no longer restore the commercial center of British rule. By the 20th century, but also because the Burmese military government adopted the policy of isolation, so that the city's economy has tumbled. Yangon's industrial past few years began to develop together, across 30% of the industrial workers are concentrated in Yangon. Both Yangon harbor, river ports, ports wide, there is an extension of Pier 13, draft 9 m of the million tons of ocean-going vessels can be straight to the city, the country's 30% of the rice, minerals, timber, cotton output and trade more in this conducted Yang Light to become the country's trade center in Myanmar.

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