Yangon, the economic capital and international gateway for Myanmar, is filled with lush tropical greenery, highlighted by People’s Park and the beautiful lakes of Inya and Kandawgyi. The skyline is pierced by gleaming, gilded Buddhist stupas, including the iconic Shwedagon and Sule Pagodas, while the downtown district alongside the Yangon River is full of historic heritage architecture, charming teashops, colorful markets and more. Yangon residents are a multicultural, multilingual community of Myanmar, Chinese, Indian and Persian descendants as well as minorities from the border regions, particularly Kayin, Shan, and Mon.