A photoessay looking at Yangon’s nighttime landscapes.
Yangon Division Court building
From the Lonely Planet: This ailing, pastel-coloured building is one of the oldest masonry structures in Yangon, dating from around 1900. Its original use was the Currency Department and Accountant-General's Office. The bomb damage the building suffered during WWII is still visible on the Bank St side of the complex.
The Strand Hotel
From The Strand website:
Author John Murray in his 1911 ‘Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma and Ceylon’ declared The Strand as “the finest hostelry East of Suez”, a title it has enjoyed for more than 100 years.
Built in 1901 and acquired soon after by the Sarkies brothers, famed for the likes of Raffles in Singapore and The E&O in Penang, The Strand Hotel remains one of Asia’s most enduring and awe-inspiring Colonial landmarks.
Sule Pagoda by walkway
Shwedagon Pagoda from Bahan Street 2
Sule Pagoda from the Tourist Burma Building
Alibaba Arcade on Pansodan Road
Sule Pagoda from Sule Pagoda Road (North)
Sule Pagoda, at the heart of downtown Yangon. It has been a religion site for over 2000 years.
From the Lonely Planet: In business since 1958, the Thamada continues to exude a retro cool vibe and regularly draws sellout crowds for its mix of local and Hollywood films screened in an air-conditioned hall (a plus on steamy days!).
Sule pagoda 2
Methodist Church, Seikkanthar Road
Currently undergoing renovation, with a great contrast between the new and the old.