After leaving Singapore, I made my first trip to Yangon (the old Rangoon), capital of Myanmar. It is a huge sprawling city of over 5.5 million residents, and at one time was apparently the second busiest port in the world after New York City. Over the last five or ten years, the country has been opening up to foreign investment after several decades of self-imposed isolation. The cultural and religious heart of Myanmar is the Shwedagon Pagoda, officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw and also known as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda – believed to be over 2000 years old. A few shots of my brief stay can be seen by clicking on this link or the embedded photo.