Near the congestion of Chinatown sits Maha Bandula Park, one of the few open green spaces in the downtown area. With its lush lawn, magnificent trees, and several water fountains, it is a great place to take a break from touring the crowded streets and admire some of the best examples of the colonial architecture in Myanmar.
The lavender-white plaster veneer of the city hall building dominates the landscape. To the eastern side of the park is the Queen Anne-style high court building, whose red brick exterior complements the greenery of the park. Immanuel Baptist Church is between City Hall and the High Court is, a 200-year old testament to American missionaries. And to the northwest side of the park is the golden spire of the ancient Sule Pagoda.
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