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THE THREE ROYAL CAPITALS

It’s hard to beat Mandalay for Myanmar’s royal reputation. But while that city often steals the historical show, three even older royal capitals lie a short drive away—and you can see them all in a single day.   The Three Ancient Cities Tour takes you out of Mandalay proper and

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The Rangoon War Cemetery
(Kyun Taw Road, San Chaung
Township)

On the topic of graves, the Rangoon War Cemetery (lesser-known that the Taukkyan War Cemetery north of the city) contains the graves or memorials honouring the memory of 1,381 soldiers who died in the Second World War and 5

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St Mary’s Cathedral  (Corner of Bogyoke Road and Bo Aung Kyaw Street, Kyauktada Township) 

The Shwedagon Pagoda is the sightseeing king of Yangon, but the Catholics made a good faith effort with St Mary’s Cathedral, a vast edifice of towers and spires completed in 1911 by Dutch

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The Tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar
(Zi Wa Ka Street, just south of Shwedagon Pagoda)

The last emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar, rests in Yangon—a fact taken for granted by Muslim visitors from India, but lesser-known to ordinary tourists.
Bahadur Shah Zafar died in 1862 after he was

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