Experience the fascinating history of Yangon’s colonial architecture on this full-day tour. Step back in time and discover the stories behind the city’s bygone days, while also enjoying a delightful high tea at ‘The Strand.’ This iconic establishment is known for its elegant and glamorous British architecture, offering a glimpse into the city’s rich cultural heritage.
- Indulge in a delightful high tea at the Strand Hotel
- Discover the fascinating mix of cultural and architectural influences of Yangon
- Dive into the heart of Yangon’s bustling street food scene
Begin a fascinating journey through Yangon’s vibrant history and culture with this full-day tour. Start with the picturesque Mahabandoola Park, home to the Independence Monument and the iconic Sule Pagoda, a symbol of downtown Yangon that has stood for over 2,000 years.
Explore the renovated City Hall, as well as the Immanuel Baptist Church, which dates back to 1830, and the stunning high court building. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the city’s old streets, where colorful markets, food stalls, and a second-hand book market await.
Take a break from the excitement and indulge in a delightful high tea at The Strand Hotel, a British-era establishment built in 1901 that was once the center of expat life in Yangon. Situated by the river, this classic hotel offers a peaceful retreat from the city’s heat and energy. Savor a full-service high tea featuring a delectable array of either Burmese or Western treats in the hotel’s casual yet elegant café.
After the tea break, visit the impressive colonial Customs House, a must-see attraction on Strand Road, before strolling to Shwe Bontha Street to discover the area’s renowned gold shops. The narrow streets of downtown Yangon are overflowing with treasures and curiosities, including pickled snakes, and a visit to the colorful Sri Kali temple, one of Yangon’s most vibrant Hindu temples, is a must.
Finally, head to Chinatown, where the stunning Khen Hock Keong Chinese temple awaits. The area is a bustling market, and a whole street is dedicated to street food, including delicious barbecue fish and cold beers. This is the perfect way to end the day and experience Yangon’s vibrant nightlife.