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Discovering Yangon, Myanmar

Travel to Myanmar has been booming ever since the military junta—which had been in place since 1962—gave up its rule and the Southeast Asian country began transitioning to a civilian democracy in 2011. A great place to begin any visit is the bustling metropolis of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). Despite its fun and frenetic energy, you’ll find plenty of places of respite, from Buddhist temples to a large lake and park. Read on for the five must-visit spots that will immerse you in local culture.