Spirit of Yangon TourYangon, Southern Myanmar
Duration:Full Day Tour
Remark:Private tour starting from your hotel.
This morning we embark on a journey to explore Yangon highlights on a heritage walking tour. Starting from colonial-style city center and one of the landmarks Sule Pagoda – built over 2,000 years ago and being the focal point of numerous historical events in the city.
We continue on foot to the quaint Yangon old quarter, built during the British colonial era. Many charming historical buildings are still located here. During our stroll through bustling market streets full of merchants and food stalls, we can visit some art galleries displaying talented local artists works.
Enjoy a tea break at the Rangoon Tea Salon and try out one of the 16 different kinds of teas accompanied by the local favorite snack “La Phet” tea leaf salad.
Next we visit one of Asia’s architectural landmarks, the elegant Strand Hotel built by the Armenian Sarkies brothers like its sister property the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and continue our walk our walk through the city center passing mosque, Hindu temple and Jewish synagogue to Yangon’s biggest market Theingi Zay. Where you will see all sorts of merchandise being traded.
We continue to the bustling Bogyoke (Scotts) market, where hundreds of gemstone, handicrafts, art, clothes and food stores are tucked in a maze of color. (Please note that the market is closed on Mondays and on public holidays)
Complete the day with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda, a gold covered bell dome structure that dominates the city’s skyline. Legends state that the sacred hairs of the Buddha are enshrined here. The Shwedagon is an iconic symbol of the country, a sight not to be missed.
* Private tour with English speaking guide
* Entrance fees
* Transfers by taxis
* Tea & snack in a local tea shop
* Gratuities (voluntary at your discretion)