16 Nov '14, 11am

Done weekenders in Phuket and Bali too many times? Try Yangon for a more edgy, colorful adventure.

Done weekenders in Phuket and Bali too many times? Try Yangon for a more edgy, colorful adventure.

Make no mistake: much of Yangon is filthy and falling to ruin. But a sprinkling of civic pride has recently seen both the central People’s Park renovated (it’s a great spot for views of what is far and away the number one tourist draw in Yangon, the stunning Shwedagon Paya ), and the launch of a blue plaque initiative to commemorate some 200 significant buildings across the city (the first being colonial-era City Hall and the former Myoma school). It’s just a shame so many of them are in such a sorry state, with little to illuminate their importance. We climbed to the roof of a spectacular, now close-to-collapse building right beside City Hall, but couldn’t work out what it had once been.

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