Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is the commercial heart of Myanmar and serves as the gateway to increasingly popular world travel destinations. Myanmar became a colony of Britain in 1824 after the First Anglo-Burmese War and remained until 1948. Thus, Yangon is one of the finest places for viewing colonial architecture, as it has the highest concentration of colonial buildings in the world. It is the largest and vibrant city in Myanmar where travelers can find the majestic colonial buildings, the country’s iconic “Shwedagon Pagoda”, unique Museum, famous Scott Market, as well as a multi-cultural community that’s made up of Burmese, Chinese and Indian. Yangon is a great place and deserves a few days to your exploration.