Yangon City Half Day Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Mandalay
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Tour description

Explore Yangon, the former capital city of Myanmar (Burma), on a half-day sightseeing tour! Led by a professional guide, you’ll gain insight into the life of the local people during a tour that combines history and architecture with religion and lifestyle.

Yangon lies in the fertile delta of southern Myanmar, on the wide Yangon River. The city is filled with shaded boulevards, while shimmering stupas float above the treetops. The city became the capital only in 1885, when the British completed their conquest of Upper Myanmar and Mandalay's brief period as capital of the last Burmese kingdom ended. Start the tour at the SULE PAGODA, a gleaming octagonal pagoda that stands squarely at the centerpoint of the city. Afterwards, visit the NATIONAL MUSEUM to gain an insight into Myanmar. See the eight meter high Sihasana Lion Throne, used by the last Burmese king, and other fascinating artifacts from Burmese history and culture. Finally, continue to the SHWEDAGON PAGODA, the highlight of any visit to Yangon. Towering over the city, this pagoda is the most sacred spot in the country, built to house eight hair relics of the Buddha. The Shwedagon and surrounding shrines are at their most beautiful during the sunset hour, as the golden stupa reflects the changing colors of twilight.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local