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Look past the gleaming stupas of Yangon to discover the diverse architecture and remarkable buildings of downtown. Take a guided half-day walking tour to learn the stories behind Yangon’s iconic landmarks, explore vibrant neighbourhoods and gain a better understanding of Myanmar’s past.

 

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Architectural Walking Tour of Yangon - Half Day

Today your tour will start at 08:30.

Join with a local guide for a fabulous three-hour Yangon walking tour through the downtown area. The 4-5-kilometre route is specially designed to showcase some of the city’s most historic buildings and remarkable architectural structures.

Highlights include City Hall, the old railway station and the former Minister’s office where General Aung San was assassinated. Interspersed in the guided walk are various religious sites such as the St Mary’s Cathedral, built in 1899, and the Buddhist landmarks of Sule Paya and Botataung Pagoda.

Many of these buildings are listed on the Yangon City Heritage List, a list of 188 man-made structures mainly consisting of religious landmarks and colonial-era buildings. Learn about the efforts being made to preserve this heritage sites while admiring their facades.

Along the way, wander through urban neighbourhoods and witness scenes of everyday life- from the busy bus and boat stations to hidden street markets. There are plenty of chances to interact with Yangon residents, including a stop at a popular local tea shop.

Following the walk, return to the hotel or opt for a foot massage to soothe tired muscles.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our Services include:

  • English-speaking guide
  • Coffee tea break at local tea shop
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fee for Botahtaung Pagoda
  • Car transfer to and from Tour staring point

Our Services do not include:

  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Any other items not mentioned
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