by James Charlick
Yangon (also known as Rangoon, and meaning “End of Strife”) is a former capital of Myanmar (Burma). Although the military government has officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw since March 2006, Yangon, with a population of over five million, continues to be the country’s largest city and the most important commercial centre.
Yangon’s infrastructure is undeveloped compared to those of other major cities in Southeast Asia, and while many high-rise residential and commercial buildings have been constructed or renovated throughout downtown and Greater Yangon in the past two decades, many remain in poor states of repair and most satellite towns that ring the city continue to be deeply impoverished.
I really like this type of photo and I’d have liked to get more similar shots, but taking photos from the hotel balcony means you need to stay in more than one place to get more than one photo. Which we didn’t.