This half-day tour of Yangon provides a glimpse into the city’s rich history and culture, taking you to explore some of the most well-known attractions in the area, while also offering a chance to immerse yourself in Burmese culture and meet local people. Whether you’re interested in history, religion, or simply experiencing the beauty of this region, this tour offers an excellent opportunity to explore Yangon’s fascinating history and immerse yourself in the city’s living culture.
- Witness the magical and memorable candle light ceremony at Shwedagon Pagoda
- Explore the old streets of Yangon and its colonial architecture
- Understand the cultural and historical significance of Myanmar
The city of Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, used to be the capital of Myanmar until 2006. It is now the largest commercial city in the country. This half-day tour of Yangon will take you to some of the most historic and iconic landmarks in the city.
The tour starts with a visit to the Sule Pagoda, an ancient landmark that is believed to be over 2,000 years old. This pagoda is located in the old downtown area of the city and is surrounded by two iconic colonial buildings, the City Hall (built in 1936) and the High Court of Justice.
Next, you will visit St. Mary’s Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Myanmar, which was designed by a Dutch architect and completed in 1899. The interior decorations of the cathedral are stunning and worth seeing.
After that, the tour will take you to the world-renowned Shwedagon Pagoda, which is over 2,600 years old and believed to be the largest pagoda in the world. It sits atop a hill and provides a stunning view of the city. The pagoda is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Buddhist culture and is known as the “heart of Myanmar.” You will witness the magical candle light ceremony at sunset, which is attended by hundreds of devotees.
After the tour concludes, you will be transported back to your hotel.