This city was originally
built by King Alaungpaya in 1755 and named Yangon. In 1851 the
British colonized Burma, re-named it Rangoon and made it the
Capitol of Burma. Burma became independent in 1945. About 10
years ago the city's name was changed backed to Yangon.
Currently governed by SLORC, a military regime, there are many
internal problems., and much worldwide condemnation concerning
human rights issues. Despite this large foreign investment programmes
In Yangon many buildings are under construction. It seems to
me that Yangon is not a Burmese city but an international city
mixed with Burmese, Indian Chinese influences.
The town stretches E to W along the Yangon river. S from the
railway is the central district of Yangon. Many government buildings
are in this area, especially near the river,