Rural Yangon Kyauk Tan Village

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Afternoon / Morning

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

tour highlights

  • Drive out of Yangon to the outskirts areas; Syriam and Kyauk Tan Village
  • Observe the daily rural lifestyle and meet the friendly locals
  • Access to the island pagoda, Ye Le Paya by a boat
  • Visit the main religious sites in Syriam

tour details

Leave the bustling Yangon behind your back and explore the rural outskirt areas, almost untouched and sitting quietly on the other bank of Yangon river. Thanlyin and Kyauk Tan used to be major ports and trading centres and you are going to learn about these ancient stories in this full-day tour.

Why choose this tour?

  • Half day visit to the rural village which has a sacred pagoda on an island
  • Observing the different cultures and life patterns of local community

tour description

Pick up from your hotel and drive (approximately 50 minutes) towards Syriam (Thanlyin) a sleepy village outside the capital Yangon and continue to Kyauk Tan village which is believed to be more than 2000 years old. Walk through the village market to the jetty and if you wish a stop at tea shop to taste local tea. Then visit Ye Le Paya (Midstream Pagoda), set on a tiny island in the river. Access to the Pagoda is by boat - the journey takes roughly 5 minutes. You will need to take your shoes off and be informed that the path can be slippery. A huge golden Buddha was located in the centre room, there are various wood carvings environing around stupa as well as the glittering of golden top on a multi-tiered roof. Explore two further pagodas and the riverside market.
Drive back towards Syriam and continue to visit the beautiful Pelikan Hindu Temple which is believed to be very powerful temple to make as wish. If time permits, on the way back to Yangon, visit Kyaik Khauk Pagoda and its surroundings.
Return to Yangon and your hotel.

customise the tour

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


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat 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: EXYHKTVB

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