Religion and Belief

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Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

4 hours    Spanish, Russian, German, English, French    Yangon

tour highlights

  • Visit Hindu temple and Chinese temple
  • Learn about the only Synagogue in Myanmar and discover the Jewish community in old times
  • Visit St. Mary Cathedral and nineteenth century Mosque
  • Drive to Botahtaung Pagoda to see the sacred Buddha relics
  • Discover the religions including Animism and the believing culture of Myanmar
  • Discover the beliefs including Animism and the religious culture of Myanmar

tour details

Yangon is an incredible city where you can find multi-faith and multicultural community living peacefully side by side: we count a total of 44 religious sites. You will see a Hindu temple opposite to a church and a mosque can be found next block closer to a monastery. This tour will give a brief experience of main religions sites in Yangon.

Why choose this tour?

  • A wonderful glimpse of Yangon's religious and cultural main highlights within walking distance

tour description

Start with a visit to the colourful Shri Kali Temple (Hinduism) which was built during the British Colonial area. The temple is renowned for its colourful sculptures, especially the roof which has interesting images of many Hindu gods. Stop in Chinatown at Kheng Hock Keong temple (Chinese/Taoist), the largest and oldest Chinese temple in Yangon. Visit the Synagogue (Judaism) and learn about the Jewish community (inside visit of temple is subject to the availability of curator). Continue to the Mogul Shia Mosque (Islam) dating back to the mid-nineteenth century. The building contains one of the few architectural domes still standing in Yangon. Visit to St Mary Cathedral (Catholicism) which was designed by a Dutch architect and the construction was completed in 1899. It is beautifully decorated with colourful bricks together with stained glass windows.
Drive to Botahtaung pagoda (Buddhism), said to contain Buddha relics, near the Yangon River and. Many Buddhist people still have strong believe in Nat (spirit) believing to be grant their wishes. To understand more of the Burmese belief, visit Bo Bo Gyi shrine, a guardian spirit of Botahtaung Pagoda, in the pagoda compound. Next stop is Mya Nan Nwe shrine (Animism), believed to be a keeper of the treasure trove and her shrine attracts many devotees. If you wish, you can have a quick chat with a fortune teller on the pagoda platform and you can learn about the Burmese zodiac signs and enjoy listening your horoscope. After that, transfer back to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Combine with half day Yangon excursion
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Entrance Fees
  • English speaking local tour guide (other language guides are available on request)
  • 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: EXYHRABB

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