Myanma Port Authority


This grand building is a landmark on the Strand with its striking square corner tower and bas-relief sculptures of ships on the facade. For a brief time in the early 20th century Rangoon had the busiest port in the world and all activity was controlled from here.

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1. Yangon Divisional Court

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This ailing, pastel-coloured building is one of the oldest masonry structures in Yangon, dating from around 1900. Its original use was as the Currency…

2. Yangon Heritage Trust

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The small gallery of historic photographs here gives an idea of how downtown Yangon used to look. There's a great view of lower Pansodan St's grand…

3. Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank

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This 1930s building designed by Thomas Oliphant Forster and Basil Ward is one of Pansodan St's grandest buildings. It originally housed the National Bank…

4. Customs House

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The red-brick Customs House, built between 1912 and 1916 and designed by John Begg, one the Raj's principal architects, is still functioning for its…

5. Inland Waterways Department

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This building was once the headquarters of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company and has weathered the passage of time well. Cross the road to admire its upper…

6. Sofaer's Building

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In desperate need of love and attention, this crumbling Italianate building, constructed by the Jewish-Baghdadi trader Isaac A Sofaer, still has original…

7. 491-501 Merchant St


Around 250 workers were trained in new skills for the sensitive restoration in 2016 of this two-storey colonial-era building, home to 80 residents from 12…