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OLD-WORLD AND NEW: The 29-storey Sedona Hotel Yangon (above) with its new Inya Wing symbolises the changing face of Myanmar as reflected in Yangon. The storied Shwedagon temple complex and ubiquitous betel-nut stands with their palm-sized leaves add indigenous colour to the cityscape.
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OLD-WORLD AND NEW: The 29-storey Sedona Hotel Yangon with its new Inya Wing (above) symbolises the changing face of Myanmar as reflected in Yangon. The storied Shwedagon temple complex and ubiquitous betel-nut stands with their palm-sized leaves add indigenous colour to the cityscape.
BT_20160109_YANGON9B_2056561.jpg
OLD-WORLD AND NEW: The 29-storey Sedona Hotel Yangon with its new Inya Wing symbolises the changing face of Myanmar as reflected in Yangon. The storied Shwedagon temple complex (above) and ubiquitous betel-nut stands with their palm-sized leaves add indigenous colour to the cityscape.
BT_20160109_YANGON9B_2056561.jpg
OLD-WORLD AND NEW: The 29-storey Sedona Hotel Yangon with its new Inya Wing symbolises the changing face of Myanmar as reflected in Yangon. The storied Shwedagon temple complex and ubiquitous betel-nut stands with their palm-sized leaves (above) add indigenous colour to the cityscape.

Renaissance city Yangon

The bustling capital beckons with its eclectic urban charms.
Jan 9, 2016 5:50 AM

NOT to put too fine a point on it, but Yangon is a city that, on paper at least, should not work. It's dusty. Cars, dirt tracks and exhaust fumes throw a fine layer of ashy grey over everything. The roads are potholed and clogged with traffic jams. The noise is a constant assault - packed little