Yangon: Multicultural Yangon & Circular Train

Tours & Sightseeing in Myanmar (Burma)
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Tour description

This tour introduces the exceptional multiculturalism and architectural history in Yangon as well as parts outside the bustling city centre.

The sightseeing tour starts as you get picked up at your hotel in the morning. Transfer to Yangon's bustling downtown area to experience its exceptional multiculturalism. Here you will gain insight into the different religious backgrounds and Yangon's architectural history. First guests visit the Chinese Temple Kheng Hock Keong located in Chinatown. This temple was founded in 1861 by the Hokkien community during the reign of Qing Emperor Xianfeng. After a short transfer to Pansodan Road, we offer the guests a short walking tour in the old business district of Yangon. Here you will see the most beautiful colonial buildings in Southeast Asia. Abandoned colonial-era administrative buildings, which are part of the Yangon City Heritage List, such as the Myanmar Port Authority building or the old Accountant General's Office will be shown. The guide takes you further to Pansodan jetty, where they can experience the busy life right by the Yangon River. Walking back to Pansodan Road, guests can enjoy a cup of local tea at one of the most popular restaurants in whole Yangon – the Rangoon Tea House. Inspired by the traditional tea houses, this place offers not only excellent food but a variety of local teas to choose from. To experience the vibrant and fun life around downtown from another perspective, hop on a local bus and transfer to Little India. Upon arrival, visit the Hindu Temple Shri Kali. It was built by Tamil migrants in 1971, while former Burma was a part of British India. It is known for its colourful architecture. While walking through the streets downtown, the guide will show and explain about local shops such as betel nut, lottery or sewing vendors. After a short transfer to Yangon Central Railway Station, you join an adventurous ride with the famous Circular Train.

What's included

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tea at Rangoon Tea House
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What's not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Visits not mentioned in the program