YangonUnion of Myanmar
Member of the LHC since 1996
The origin of Yangon can be traced back to the time of King Okkalapa who built the city of Okklapa on the present site and the famous Shwedagon Pagoda in the 6th century B.C. From the 11th century, the King became known as Dagon, and the place existed as an obscure fishing village. In 1755, King Alaungpaya conquered lower Myanmar and renamed the city Yangon, meaning "end of strife".