The government may have moved to the new capital Naypyidaw in 2005, but Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) remains the cultural and commercial heart of Myanmar,and most visitors begin and end their journey to the country here. Yangon is a huge city, by far the biggest in Myanmar, and its ramshackle charms deserve at least a few days exploration.
Yangon has itself only been the capital since 1885, when the British conquered northern Myanmar and moved the seat of government from Mandalay. But they had long held the city as a key trading post and due to this heritage, Yangon has a fascinating array of colonial-era buildings, many of which are now crumbling. The biggest concentration of these is on the riverfront Strand Road.Yangon have many attraction places for tourists such as one of the world famous monuments; Shwe Dagon Pagoda,General Aung San Market and many colonial buildings etc. Yangon is also one of the ASEAN Heritage City. Tourists can go easily around the Myanmar from Yangon because it was the main city of Myanmar. Now it is the commercial city of Myanmar. Yangon is Myanmar's main domestic and international hub for air, rail, and ground transportation. Yangon is the most ethnically diverse city in the country. Yangon is the country's hub for the movie, music, advertising, newspaper and book publishing industries. Yangon is known for its leafy avenues and amazing architecture. The former British colonial capita l(Yangon) has the highest number of colonial period buildings in south-east Asia.