Insiders’ Walking Tour of Wonderful Yangon

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: All day

7 hours    English    Yangon

tour highlights

  • Walk to the downtown, enjoying the atmosphere full of colonial buildings
  • Experience the unique walking tour in Chinatown and Indian Quarters
  • Discover the city's heritage and uncover the old history
  • Learn and get inspired by the old insiders' story of wonder Yangon

tour details

Yangon is a city of smiles, pragmatic and generous people while retaining one of the most complete ensembles of colonial architecture in the world. This walking tour reveals some of the heritage buildings and the rich history of their functions and inhabitants up to the present day. With the guidance of experienced and highly trained licensed local guide, you will learn various cultures, religions and the inside stories of old Yangon days.

Why choose this tour?

  • Guided by an experienced tour guide
  • An interesting trail to learn about mixed culture, history, economic background and inside stories of Yangon

tour description

Pick up from your hotel at 08:00 hours and drive to the downtown area, starting point at Sule Shangri-La Hotel where you will meet your guide. Start your walking tour with a morning outdoor street market. There is a mixture of colonial buildings, churches, mosques (including Sunni and Shia) and Buddhist Monastery and Ordination Hall. These beautiful buildings reflect the mix of religions in the city. You will visit a Kali Hindu temple, as well as the beautiful French designed, St John's Catholic Church and the only Synagogue in Myanmar. You will go inside an old colonial mansion that has seen better days, plus a fantastic 100-year old indoor food market. It's a great showcase for the political and social history of Myanmar. The most impressive thing about Yangon is its vibrant street life with lots of market stalls and teahouses. Explore the Chinatown area where you will get lots of opportunity to taste local foods during your walk.
In the afternoon, start exploring some hidden gems that are off the tourist trail. Visit an old heritage building family mansion, and walk through an afternoon outdoor street market. You will also see the old financial district, The High Court (1900), The Old Telegram Office, The City Hall (1940), The old Jewish Office Building (1906), The old Armenian Balthazar Office Building (1907), a number of old residential buildings (early 1900), The Port authority building, The old Armenian Church, General Post Office (1908) and British Embassy (1900), and the beautiful St Mary's Cathedral, the third biggest cathedral in Asia, and the magnificent Secretariat Building. On the way, you will pass through The oldest Hotel of Myanmar build in 1901, Strand Hotel which was one of the three chain hotels by Sarkies Brother. After that, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 15:00 hours.

customise the tour

  • Enjoy High Tea at Strand CafĂ©
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Meals


  • Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.

Tour code: EXYFIWTB

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