Hotel development considered ‘one of the greatest threats’ to the stupas, pagodas and temples within the Bagan property zone.
On this day in 1964, Britain handed to Gen. Ne Win more than 100 royal items that had been looted from the Mandalay Palace by British colonizers some 80 years earlier.
One of the oldest structures in Yangon, the Norman Kyaung Kyi Htaik has been a place of learning—first for Christian missionaries and later for Buddhist monks—since 1852.
Yangon’s Government Press Building played a key role in the official life of British Burma, and has continued printing documents for Myanmar’s governments ever since.
Burmah Oil Company’s headquarters in Yangon enabled the British firm to generate huge profits while its employees lived in squalor on tiny wages.