Colonial Buildings, Yangon

Colonial Buildings, Yangon

The British seized Yangon and all of Lower Burma in the Second Anglo-Burmese War of 1852, and subsequently transformed Yangon into the commercial and political hub of British Burma. Based on the design by army engineer Lt. Alexander Fraser, the British constructed a new city on a grid plan on delta land. The British also established hospitals including Yangon General Hospital and colleges including Yangon University.

Colonial Yangon, with its spacious parks and lakes and mix of modern buildings and traditional wooden architecture, was known as "the garden city of the East." By the early 20th century, Yangon had public services and infrastructure on par with London. The Colonial buildings were used as colonial government in fighting against oppressed in Burma.
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Sight Name: Colonial Buildings
Sight Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Eastern Yangon Walking Tour  

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