Yangon Divisional Court


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 Department and Accountant-General's Office. The bomb damage the building suffered during WWII is still visible on the Bank St side of the complex.

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2. Yangon Heritage Trust

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