Explore Myanmar, a nation with great diversity in landscape, sights, sounds, ethnic races, boasting of a colorful diaspora. Get ensnared in its charm as you discover it's pagodas, winding streets and rusticity. Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline. Its famed Shwedagon Paya, a huge, shimmering pagoda complex, draws thousands of pilgrims annually. The city's other notable religious sites include the Botataung and Sule pagodas, both housing Buddhist relics.