Myanmar Series: 2 of 4 – Burmese Architecture

Myanmar, popularly known as Burma was colonized by Britain in the 19th century. To date, the remnants of British influence can still be seen  in some of their dilapidated buildings which a few of them are being refurbished.

City Hall, Myanmar
Built in 1939, Yangon City Hall represents a mixture of British and Burmese architecture.

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When I look closely it appears to me that the city hall has just undergo renovation. It was once painted yellow in the photos I have seen beforehand.
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A colonial building currently undergoing reinstatement work.
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A contrast of old and new
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A contrast of old and new
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Watch store
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A residential house with interesting details.
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A residential house with interesting details (I'm hearing myself getting repetitive 🙂
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A not so old building or it is? The colors make it appear to look quite modern, that is, you can make a guess 🙂
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While walking aimlessly in this area with Canan (yes I call my camera Canan ;). I ask myself, am I really in Myanmar? 🙂
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Seeing a cluster of men wearing "Longyi" get me back to reality, I'm in Asia!
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Myanma Port Authority
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A dilapidated building waiting to be renovated.
Myanmar architecture is a subtle example of the country's various contrast.
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Another impressive colonial architecture that if not for the presence of locals I would convince myself I am on the other side of the world.
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According to statistics published by the Burmese government, 89% of the population are practicing Buddhism while 4% of the population are Muslims and another 4% are Christians. I assumed the remaining percentage are either free-thinker or perhaps Hindu considering that the country is very close to India.
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Walking around the city sort of gives me a feeling of travelling back in time.
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For some reason that I do not know I just love this photo 🙂
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Stamford City Business Institute
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Now Showing: Mr Bean ;)))

2 thoughts on “Myanmar Series: 2 of 4 – Burmese Architecture

  1. As a Myanmar citizen, I wonder why I skipped that beautiful buildings and things around us. Thanks for opening my eyes! ^_^

    1. Am glad to help open your eyes! 😉 Kidding aside, Myanmar is one of my favorite in Southeast Asia and I look forward to visiting again!

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