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Every evening the streets of downtown Yangoon turn into one big supermarket. Streetvendors sell almost everything. You can also have a cheap meal on the streets.
The highlight of the cityscape is the famous Shwedagon Pagoda – especially near sunset. It towers above the Yangon landscape with a serenity so unique that it is often considered as one of the wonders of the world. According to legend, this glistening gold covered pagoda was built over two and a half thousand years ago as a place of Buddhist worship. Other sights of Yangon are the 2200 year old Sule Pagoda (with one of Buddha’s hair), the Botataung Pagoda and the Kyauk Htat Gyi Pagoda with the 233 ft./71m long Reclining Buddha. After Mandalay, Yangon became capital of Burma in 1885.