Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Yangon, (formerly Rangoon), capital of Myanmar (Burma).
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The Yangon Divisional Court Building (1900) on Strand Road in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), was damaged during World War Two bombing but survives to this day.

The Yangon Divisional Court Building (1900) on Strand Road in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), was damaged during World War Two bombing but survives to this day.

Founded by King Okkalapa in the 6th century BC, the Shwedagon Pagoda is an enduring symbol of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

Founded by King Okkalapa in the 6th century BC, the Shwedagon Pagoda is an enduring symbol of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), was founded 2600 years ago when two brothers brought back eight strands of hair gifted to them by the Buddha himself. Rebuilt many times, it now soars 99 meters above its platform.

The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), was founded 2600 years ago when two brothers brought back eight strands of hair gifted to them by the Buddha himself. Rebuilt many times, it now soars 99 meters above its platform.

The Htauk Kyant War Cemetery near Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), contains 6,374 graves of Allied soldiers who died in World War Two. A memorial lists the names of 27,000 others with no known place of burial.

The Htauk Kyant War Cemetery near Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), contains 6,374 graves of Allied soldiers who died in World War Two. A memorial lists the names of 27,000 others with no known place of burial.

A small foot ferry crosses Pazundaung Creek behind the Mel Lamu Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

A small foot ferry crosses Pazundaung Creek behind the Mel Lamu Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

Kyauk Taw Kyi Temple near the international airport in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), houses a massive white marble seated Buddha image carved in 2002.

Kyauk Taw Kyi Temple near the international airport in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), houses a massive white marble seated Buddha image carved in 2002.

The Yangon Circle Line offers a three-hour, 50-kilometer ride around Yangon, Myanmar, for under a dollar. Shan Road (shown here) is one of 38 stations on the route. Pa Ywet Seik Kone Station is just two kilometers east of Yangon International Airport.

The Yangon Circle Line offers a three-hour, 50-kilometer ride around Yangon, Myanmar, for under a dollar. Shan Road (shown here) is one of 38 stations on the route. Pa Ywet Seik Kone Station is just two kilometers east of Yangon International Airport.

A night market sets up along Wai Bar Gi Street in a western suburb of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

A night market sets up along Wai Bar Gi Street in a western suburb of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

Though banned in the city center, cycle rickshaws are still a means of transportation on the back streets of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

Though banned in the city center, cycle rickshaws are still a means of transportation on the back streets of Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

Commuters at Dalah use long tail boats to cross the Yangon (Hlaing) River to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

Commuters at Dalah use long tail boats to cross the Yangon (Hlaing) River to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

Thanaka paste covers the face of a child on a ferry at Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

Thanaka paste covers the face of a child on a ferry at Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

The large passenger ferry Cherry 3 connects Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), to Dalah, just across the Yangon (Hlaing) River.

The large passenger ferry Cherry 3 connects Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), to Dalah, just across the Yangon (Hlaing) River.

Long tail boats shuttle across the Yangon River (also known as the Hlaing River) between Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). and Dalah

Long tail boats shuttle across the Yangon River (also known as the Hlaing River) between Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). and Dalah

The passenger ferries to Dalah on the right bank of the Yangon River depart from the Pansodan Ferry Terminal in downtown Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

The passenger ferries to Dalah on the right bank of the Yangon River depart from the Pansodan Ferry Terminal in downtown Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

The Yangon Water Bus plies the Yangon (Hlaing) River between Botahtaung and Insein every hour throughout the day, an enjoyable two-hour cruise.

The Yangon Water Bus plies the Yangon (Hlaing) River between Botahtaung and Insein every hour throughout the day, an enjoyable two-hour cruise.

A moneychanger at the Botataung Pagoda in Yangon checks her email. Women in Myanmar (Burma) often smear their faces with thanaka paste to enhance their beauty.

A moneychanger at the Botataung Pagoda in Yangon checks her email. Women in Myanmar (Burma) often smear their faces with thanaka paste to enhance their beauty.

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