The obelisk at Panglong in Shan State marks the place where Gen. Aung San and ethnic leaders signed the landmark agreement in 1947 to restore independence from Britain.
The Pegu Club was an exclusive British retreat in colonial Rangoon that denied entrance to all Asians, including Burmese.
A vacant site at the entrance of the University of Yangon is a reminder of the independence struggle. The students’ union was dynamited in 1962 by the military regime.
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.