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Yangon City Tour

Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline. Its famed Shwedagon Paya, a huge, shimmering pagoda complex, draws thousands of pilgrims annually. The city’s other notable religious sites include the Botataung and Sule pagodas, both housing Buddhist relics.

Private transfers
Professional guide Meals (Lunch)
Boat cruises Entrance fees
Internal and external flights
Personal expenses
Visa fee
Travel insurance

This morning tour covers many notable points of interest. Starting with the Yangon River Jetty to see the sunrise fish market, which is bustling even at that early hour. Then proceed to Sule Pagoda – situated in the heart of the city and savor a bowl of famous national fish soup with rice thin noodle called Moh Hin Gar for breakfast. Take a walk around downtown Yangon to see the colonial era buildings left behind and conserved for historical purposes. Yangon is lively and filled with cultural ethnicity from all over the Myanmar, you will surely notice!

Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and you will venture downtown to explore the city center and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites. The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. You will start at the post office – a lovely historic building- and walk to Sule Paya in the middle of downtown, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. Then visit Little India and Chinatown, a colorful cacophony of restaurants, temples and markets. Reach Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where there is time to browse through the dozens of stalls and shops. This is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods. Lunch at a local restaurant where delicious Burmese cuisine is served in a clean, comfortable environment. After lunch you will visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. A visit to Kyaukhtatgyi provides a great overview of Buddhism with murals depicting the life of Buddha, the feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Continue to a local tea shop for a chance to experience an integral part of Burmese life: drinking tea! Select from an array of snacks and enjoy a coffee or tea as you sit amid businessmen, friends and families who gather at the tea shop to socialize or conduct business. Next your guided tour goes to Kandawagyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. Here you will see the glittering Karaweik barge, a replica of the royal barge, and the vast lake with views of Shwedagon in the background. Depending on the day of your visit Kandawgyi may be busy with local families who come here on the weekend to relax in the fresh air. From here, continue to Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, the local legend states that the original structure was built 2500 years ago then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and your guide will show you around the massive complex, explaining why this temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. End of service.

Yangon City Tour
Yangon River
Sule Pagoda
Moh Hin Gar
Yangon City

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