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Myanmar's former capital, Yangon, boasts one of the most spectacular early-20th century urban landscapes in Asia. A century ago the country's former capital was one of the world's great trading cities and the legacy of that cosmopolitan past remains today. But as the country opens up, this unique heritage is under threat. Decades of neglect have left once grand buildings a crumbling mess and they are at grave risk of being demolished in favour of hastily built towers and condominiums. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
Rangoon, the than capital of southeast Asian country Burma presently known as Myanmar was occupied by British Indian forces under the expansionist zeal of British empire after 3 successive war starting from eighteen hundred twenty four and finally resulting into inclusion of Burma in British India in eighteen hundred eighty five. In 1942 world war 2 broke out and Japanese imperial forces attack the Southeast Asian colonies of British Empire under the slogan of Asia for Asian with this came the news of Allied reverses from all over Southeast Asia. The British had evacuated, the white residents and generally left the subject people to their fate results into anger and protest all over British India. During all this the BURMA campaign starts primarily between the forces of the British Empire ...
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Yangon (Rangoon) is a former capital of Myanmar and the capital of Yangon Region. Yangon is the country's largest city with a population of nearly six million, and is the most important commercial centre, although the military government officially relocated the capital to the newly built city of Naypyidaw in March 2006 - Please subcribe to my new channel dedicated to biking - its a great outlook on the world https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiol_TJeQn9pPWwik05oGsw/feed It sometimes its a great window into seeing what transit videos I may post in the future from that country
Coming up on today’s edition of iTravel Exclusives we head to Myanmar’s former capital, Yangon, to unearth its hidden charms as it throws open its doors to the outside world. Want to see more? Click the Subscribe Button Now! For more pictures and information go to http://bit.ly/1CQ2kfD LIKE us on Facebook http://facebook.com/theitravelchannel.tv FOLLOW us on Twitter http://twitter.com/itravel_channel Check our Behind-the-Scenes Photos on http://instagram.com/theitravelchannel
Rangoon, the capital of Burma, has already suffered badly from bombing. Fighter pilots originally trained to help the Chinese defend the Burma Road, now go into action against the Japanese again. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b38123c6537b433fa0e18d734c645834 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
I had a recent day off and seized the opportunity to explore some of the sights in Yangon (Rangoon) former capital of Myanmar (Burma). As Myanmar has been a closed country for many years, tourists are only just starting to discover this fascinating place, and as a result there isn't a huge amount of things to see. Regardless, I'm not letting that stop me from doing some exploring - I found my way to the National Museum, People's Park and the glorious Shwedagon Puya (Pagoda) on foot on a hot, sunny Sunday. Here's what I thought... Music: Pombeii by Bastille & Paradise by Coldplay via YouTube Capture
more myanmar movies on www.shweo.com On October 9, 1983, President Chun Doo-hwan was on an official visit to Rangoon, the capital of Burma. During the visit he planned to lay a wreath at the Martyrs' Mausoleum to commemorate Aung San, who founded the independent Burma and was assassinated in 1947. As some of the president's staff began assembling at the mausoleum, one of three bombs concealed in the roof exploded. The huge blast ripped through the crowd below, killing 21 people and wounding 46 others. Three senior South Korean politicians were killed: foreign minister Lee Beom-seok, economic planning minister and deputy prime minister Suh Suk Joo, and minister for commerce and industry Kim Dong Whie. 14 Korean presidential advisers, journalists, and security officia...
EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE: Just a few years ago it was illegal to film government ministries in Myanmar’s bizarre secretive capital, Naypyidaw. Recently, those rules were loosened but aerial photography falls into a grey area. Before things change we took to the skies over Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (The Assembly of the Union) to see what the vast capital complex looks like from a bird’s eye view in this exclusive footage. SUBSCRIBE: http://goo.gl/L18ai9 CONNECT http://tv.coconuts.co https://www.facebook.com/CoconutsTV https://twitter.com/CoconutsTV http://instagram.com/coconutstv