Yangon grew as a metropolis in the jungle during the country’s period of British colonial rule. When you tour this amazing city, you’ll get a sense of its colonial past which is intertwined with the nation’s rich Buddhist heritage. Victorian and Georgian and Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals exist in harmony with temples, pagodas and other distinctly Southeast Asian architecture. One of the city’s most prolific sites is the Shwedagon Pagoda. This site is the exact spot where the holy lotus buds are said to have appeared to signal the coming of the Gautama Buddha and guide the devout on the path to Nirvana.