Where: YANGON‘Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline making it visually intriguing. Its famed Shwedagon Pagoda, a huge shimmering pagoda complex, draws thousands of pilgrims annually. Despite not being the capital of Myanmar, this moved to Nay Pyi Taw in 2005, Yangon remains the cultural and commercial heart of Myanmar. The city has an eclectic range of museums, art galleries and markets, in which you can take in Myanmar culture. A trip to Scott Market will heighten your bartering skills and immerse you in the local flavor of a developing and engaging city’.
Yangon On FootYangon is host to the largest number of colonial era buildings in South-East Asia and this is the ideal tour for those want to stroll around the city and appreciate these unique buildings that reflect such a defining moment in history. Our tour will start from your hotel at 8am and take you downtown, all the while knowledgeable guides will take you through the history and importance of each landmark. We will cover what is possible, whilst taking into consideration the walking pace of individual guests.From the historical Strand Road we discover the commercial and administrative centre of Yangon, as well as the most well preserved residential area in the Eastern part of downtown. The central hub of Yangon includes Sule Pagoda, City Hall, the High Court and the Former Burma Railways Company. We cover the former headquarters of the legendary Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, the Armenian Church, Gandhi Hall, and the Secretariat—where General Aung San and cabinet ministers were assassinated in 1947.You will finish at the famous Bogyoke Aung San market (formerly known as Scott Market), where you can immerse yourself in the local products. Return transport to your hotel is at own expense.