Upali Thein



City Hall

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Located to the northeast of the Sule Pagoda, City Hall dates from the 1920s and ranks among the more grandiose edifices erected by the British. Its design, by the Burmese architect U Tin, incor porates traditional Myanmar motifs, such as multitiered roof pagodas (pyatthats), peacocks, lotus flowers, and serpents, while somehow retaining the stolid appearance of a typical British municipal building. The  focus of many mass demon- strations since the 1960s, it has  in recent years been the target of a succession of bomb attacks.

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