Yangon, in the country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is also formerly known as Rangoon which literally means, “End of Strife”. The city now serves as the capital of the said country until in 2006 when the then military-led government moved the capital to the purpose-built city of Naypyidaw which sits at the very heart of Myanmar. Not known to the majority of the human population around the world, the city of Yangon used to be a colony of the British which explains the continuous presence of some of the colonial era structures around the city’s premises. In fact, most of the infrastructures of the colonial era core are intact up to this very point in time and the tourism officials in the city are working round the clock to make sure that the future generations will get to see the these historical structures that are important to the history of the country. With over 7 million people, Yangon sits as the largest city in the country so there’s no surprise if the number of apartments in Yangon– which have their respective in-house bars and restaurants which can give guests different kinds of dining experience, is surging up.
Just recently, the Indawgyi Lake, being one of the largest inland lakes in the Southeast Asian region, has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO, as the Man and Biosphere Reserve (MAB) which was done during the 29th session of the MAB Coordination Committee. The said recognition- which will have positive impact to the tourism industry, especially to apartments in Yangon, where vacationists can take the bus or train from the city to the lake itself- is a way of UNESCO, of UN in general, in recognizing the biodiversity value of the said lake. In addition to this, the said lake was already designated as the ASEAN Heritage Park of Myanmar to the fact that has a special ecosystem and the vast richness of its biodiversity. Around the lake, sight-seeking vacationists can enjoy the uniqueness of floating vegetation areas, a swamp forest and, flooded grasslands. Also, a great number of endangered species, specifically primates can be found within the surrounding areas of the lake so this is a perfect place to visit for nature loving tourists.