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Rangoon Travel Guide, Myanmar

Rangoon is also known by the name of Yangon and it was also the capital of Burma which is also known as the Union of Myanmar. Burma happens to be the largest country as per area of expansion in the South Eastern section of Asia and Rangoon is the largest city for Union of Myanmar or the so called Burma. Yagon was made up after joining two words yan (which means enemies) and koun (which means run out of). Rangoon is considered to be the British version of Yangon.

Rangoon is situated right on the merging point of Bago River and Yangon River. This location makes it rich in terms of soil and also attracts good number of tourists. The average highest temperature for the city of Rangoon is around 32 degree Celsius while the average lowest temperature is around 19 degree Celsius.

During the early 1944 the population of Rangoon wasn’t that high but by the year 1980 huge chunk of migrants traveled to the city of Rangoon and the city started to grow. Although the major problem which this city faced due to that huge immigration was weird expansion of the city and hence today a tail pops out of the city with most of the people living in that area. The downtown area of Rangoon is almost located out of this original city.

The biggest attraction and the original beauty of Rangoon is the British style of houses and monuments which do attract good number of tourists. The most interesting part is that even though Rangoon is highly modernized city yet it has no skyscrapers. The tallest building has only 25 floors and is located in the north of the city.

Four major roads form a grid system and they are the ones that are responsible for connecting the downtown area of Rangoon to the major parts where most of the inhabitants reside. Rangoon is also connected to the rest of the world with air transport. The railway station of Rangoon is also a very busy place with the city being used as the hub where all railway lines converge.

To make administration easier the city of Rangoon has been divided into four different parts or four different districts. And these four districts have around 32 townships and this kind of division makes it much easier for the officials to manage the city of Rangoon.

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