Yangon Heritage & Architecture Walking TourYangon, Southern Myanmar
Service:Yangon highlights & walking tour
Time:09:00 am - 06:00 pm
- English speaking guide other language guides with supplement
- Transportation & entrance fees are included as mentioned in itinerary
Pick up from Yangon airport, or your hotel by Discovery DMC guide. 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 Paya stupa – 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 visit a local pharmacy and learn about Myanmar traditional medicine, stop for a tea and snack in the fashion of locals, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Yangon.
We continue to one of Asia’s architectural landmarks, the elegant Strand hotel built by the Sarkies brothers. Inside, we visit the river art gallery, where the works of some of the most famous and skilled Burmese artists are on display fitting of the grand surroundings.
We continue to 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)
After lunch to your own account. We continue to Chauk That Gyi pagoda to view its magnificent reclining Buddha, and Karaweik hall to marvel at the uniquely decorated “hamsa-bird-shaped” floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) lake.
We 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.
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