Historical, Cultural & Religious Highlights of Yangon
Duration: Full day Tour
Pick Up: 08:00am @ your hotel (City area)
Drop Off: 07:00pm @ your hotel (City area)
This Yangon Full day Tour will start with a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the image of Myanmar or the guardian image of all people. Shwedagon is shining in its gold with the height of 326 feet about 100 meters high, the whole stupa is decorated with gold leaves and plates with a crown or umbrella decorated with thousands and thousands of jewelleries. Then you will continue to U Thant's House, the house of the third Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971, the first non-European to hold the position. He held the office for a record 10 years and one month (3,684 days) (opens Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:00 am to 5:00pm). Next you will visit the is a term Bogyoke Aung San Museum established in 1962,15 years after the assassination of Bogyoke. Bogyoke in Myanmar used for General. The museum was the home of the General before he was assassinated. Bogyoke Aung San lived in peace and harmony with his family with three children. The 2 storey-building displayed with furniture, photos, dresses, books, and the car used by Bogyoke Aung San and his family. (opens from Tuesdays to Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm). Afterwards, enjoy lunch at House of Memorial Restaurants.
This afternoon, continue to the historical "Scott Market", where you can see the life of people and local products like woven materials, wood and stone carvings, jewellery and gems. Then precede walking through the Indian district, where you can see their daily life by selling all kinds of old and junks for electrical appliances, those seems to be worthless but eventually not for some particular customers. You will visit a synagogue and see the city hall as well as the independence monument in the Mahabandula Park as you reach to Sule Pagoda which is the spot that represents center of Yangon, surrounded by High Court, Immanuel Church, Isalamic Mosque convincing the visitors that Myanmar has a freedom of Religion. Continue walking along the Pansodan Road, where colonial buildings line up on your both sides. On the way, you can also visit the historical hotel named "Strand Hotel", which was built since 1901 and is a hotel in the list of the Yangon City Heritage. If you like, you can have a cup coffee or tea (at your own account) in the cafe of the legendary Strand Hotel. Then proceed to the Pansodan Jetty passing by the central post office. Finally you will visit the Bothahtaung jetty and Bothahtaung pagoda, which is an ancient arrival port of entry to Yangon.
What is included in the tour
- Private Car with air-condition
- English guide
- Entrance fees
- Lunch at the mentioned Restaurant
What is NOT included in the tour
- Hotel accommodation
- Travel insurance
- Additional meals, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
- Other sightseeing which is not mentioned in the itinerary