High Court Building (Yangon)

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High Court Building
High Court, Yangon, Myanmar.jpg
General information
Architectural style Queen Anne style architecture
Location Yangon, Myanmar
Country Burma
Coordinates 16°46′23″N 96°9′39″E / 16.77306°N 96.16083°E / 16.77306; 96.16083
Current tenants High Court of Yangon Region
Construction started 1905
Completed 1911
Client Government of British Burma
Owner Government of Myanmar
Design and construction
Architect James Ransome

The former High Court Building (Burmese: တရားရုံးချုပ်ဟောင်း) is an iconic colonial-era building located at No. 89/133 Pansodan Street, between Maha Bandula Garden Street and Pansodan Street in Kyauktada Township, downtown Yangon.[1]

Until 2006, the Supreme Court of Myanmar was located at this complex.

The High Court Building was designed by architect James Ransome, construction of the High Court began in 1905 and was completed in 1911,[2][3] and is noted for its British Queen Anne style architecture, including its clock tower and its red-bricked exterior.

The building is listed on the Yangon City Heritage List. Located near Yangon City Hall, the building faces the Independence Monument and the Maha Bandula Park.


Panoramic view over the western side of Square ward building



  1. ^ Reid & Grosberg (2005), p.105
  2. ^ Falconer et al. (2000), p. 78
  3. ^ World and Its Peoples: Eastern and Southern Asia By Marshall Cavendish, p. 633


  • Falconer, John; Invernizzi, Luca; Kahrs, Daniel; Moore, Elizabeth; Tettoni, Luca Invernizzi; Birnbaum, Alfred; Cummings, Joe (2000). Burmese design & architecture. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 978-962-593-882-0
  • Reid, Robert; Grosberg, Michael (2005). Myanmar (Burma). Lonely Planet. ISBN 978-1-74059-695-4

Coordinates: 16°46′23.28″N 96°9′39.34″E / 16.7731333°N 96.1609278°E / 16.7731333; 96.1609278