Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps
Sule Pagoda c. 1824
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1824 - 1850s

Sule Pagoda c. 1824

The Sule Pagoda prior to British rule was on an island, connected to the 'old town' of Yangon by a wooden bridge. The old town in the 1820s (running approximately from today's Sule Pagoda Road to Theinbyu and down to Strand Road) included the Governor's (Myowun) residence, a custom's house, Roman Catholic and Armenian churches, several mosques, and the homes of government officials and foreign traders.In the 1850s British planners drained the area and created the grid pattern of streets we have today with the Sule Pagoda at the centre.

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