Yangon’s iconic Secretariat Building is finally open to visitors during its renovation period and this exclusive tour takes curious guests deep inside majestic heritage where the democracy of Myanmar was first conceived.
The old Ministers’ Office, formerly known as the Secretariat Building, was built in the late 19th century and is more than 120 years old. Sitting in the heart of the city, the elegant Victorian-style building served the British seat of government for Myanmar until the country’s independence in 1948. The historic build was also the site where General Aung San and six cabinet ministers were assassinated by political rivals on 19 July 1947, now commemorated as Burmese Martyrs’ Day. This significant building has been closed for several years and is now under restoration to be transformed into a museum and offices.
Starting with pick-up from your hotel in Yangon and a drive to Theinphyu Road, the Secretariat Building Renovation Tour includes a one-hour guided tour inside the building taking you back in time to the very first Parliament meeting and to the place where the fallen heroes were assassinated. After admiring the building illustrious inside, visitors can also walk amongst the property’s lush garden surrounded by the grandeur of Victorian architecture restored back to its former glory.
Opening hours for the guided tour are Monday – Friday at 9:30hrs, 11:30hrs, 13:30hrs and 15:30hrs, and Saturday at 9:30hrs.
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