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Preserving Yangon's architecture

Myanmar's economy is now one of the fastest-growing in Asia as it opens up and emerges from five decades of military rule.

But those years of stagnation also meant a degree of protection for the colonial-era buildings in the old capital, Yangon. There simply wasn't the money, or the need to redevelop.

But with things changing fast, can the city's unique architecture be preserved?

Video by Jonah Fisher

  • 01 Dec 2016