Yangon Train Station

Yangon Central Station is the largest railway station in Myanmar. It is located within downtown Yangon, and serves as the gateway to Myanmar Railways’ rail network whose reach covers Upper Myanmar, upcountry, Shan hills, and the Taninthayi coast.

The station was first built in 1877 by the British, and was later rebuilt in 1911. However, the station was destroyed by the retreating British in 1943 from advancing Japanese forces during World War II. The current station building was designed by U Tin in traditional Burmese architectural style, making prominent use of indigenous tiered roofs called pyatthat, and was completed in 1954. Yangon Central railway station has been designated a landmark building since 1996.