Yangon is the most exotic of all Southeast Asian cities. A walk down a typical street, the sights show noticeable commercial and traffic signs written mostly in local alphabet, not to mention the appearance of wandering monks in burgundy robes and the gilded pagodas as this is expected in this Buddhist country, and down to the locals keeping up their appearances. According to local legend, the Shwedagon Pagoda was built during the time of the Buddha and the area around the pagoda, modern Yangon has been settled since then. The famous cityscapes are Shwedagon Pagoda, colonial era buildings, Bogyoke Market (Scott Market), Kandawgyi Lake, Inya Lake, Sule Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image, Kabar Aye Pagoda. Yangon is the biggest gateway of Myanmar.