Myanmar

Yangon City Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Visit the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda and experience a golden sunset at this 2,500 year old monument
  • Admire Yangon's intricate artwork and architecture
  • Take in the energy of the bustling Yangon harbour
  • Make a photo stop at the Sule Pagoda

tour details

On this tour, you’ll visit some of Yangon’s finest sites. You’ll start at Botathaung Pagoda, close to the Yangon River and said to contain Buddha relics. You’ll then drive through Chinatown and the Indian quarter. Make a photo stop at the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years. In the afternoon, a visit to Bogyoke (Scott) Market (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays) will amaze. Enjoy a sunset at the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda – its golden stupa is the ‘heart’ of Buddhist Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. It is always full of people praying and making offerings, and is a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by before you return to your hotel.

tour description

Start your sightseeing with a drive to the famous Strand Road and visit the bustling Yangon harbour, where ferries leave for Pathein in the Delta and upcountry towns along the Ayeyarwady River. Visit Botahtaung Pagoda, close to Yangon River and said to contain Buddha relics. You then drive through the colonial-historical district, Chinatown, and the Indian quarter. Make a photo stop at the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years, and a landmark in central Yangon. visit to Bogyoke (Scott) Market (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays) gives you the opportunity to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts and souvenirs.

Lunch at Rangoon Tea House.

In the afternoon, visit the National Museum. Enjoy a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide! Its golden stupa is the 'heart' for all Buddhists in Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. Firstly, drive to the Eastern entrance of the Shwedagon pagoda at Bahan and walk along the small shops where monk accessories, Buddha statues, flowers etc. are sold. The entrance is always very busy with sellers and local pilgrims. You'll learn about the daily life of the local people who reside in the immediate surroundings and gain a deeper insight into the Buddhist religion as you provide offerings to the monks. Then, walk up the staircase where many vendors sell artefacts for peoples own shrine at home. Continue to walk along the pagoda platform clockwise, as is tradition, around the main Pagoda. During this interactive walking tour of the pagoda, explore walkways and hidden gems that are unknown to most visitors. Stopping in one of the pavilions to prayer, you might get a chance to meet a Buddhist monk and talk about Buddhism and meditation or simply contemplate. Continue through the back door of Shwedagon Pagoda and discover its fascinating history. It is always full of people praying and making offerings, and is a fascinating place to spend time watching the world goes by.

includes

  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local tour guide (other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour

notes

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

Important note:
During this tour you are visiting pagodas, and you are requested to wear dresses which cover your shoulder and your knees. You also must remove shoes and socks when entering the pagoda compound.
    Tour code: EXYFYCEB

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