Explore Yangon Off The Beaten Track
Explore Yangon Off
The Beaten Track
Yangon’s authentic life is best explored when treading away from the tourism paths. The city
revolves around its friendly people, and such experiences have proven to last a lifetime.
Four hours of authenticity as we dig deep into uncharted city life.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Captivating from arrival until way after your departure – Yangon casts a magical spell over first-time visitors from the moment they see, feel and experience the former capital of Myanmar. Yangon’s colonial authenticity has to be the main draw for any traveller seeking a region where tasting, feeling and smelling the local vibe. The former capital is slowing transforming into a modern, commercial hub; local trade is now mixing with the ever-growing interest of western conglomerates and still maintains that fabulous, somewhat British atmosphere.
Yes, Yangon is still colonial, with its spacious parks, traditional wooden architecture while mastering to keep the spiritual side of Myanmar. Myanmar’s largest city with its well-known sites may already be a means to travel back in time, we are about to take you even further with this half-day ‘Off the Beaten Track’ exploration of one of Asia’s most fascinating cities around.
08:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Pick up from your hotel in Yangon by your English speaking guide marks the start of 4 hours navigating through alleys and seeing the authentic side of Yangon. Our tour starts with heading to the central railway station, where we board a local commuter train, better known as the Circular Train. For 30 minutes, you are on board a British built train line with small stations along its route from where vendors carrying huge bundles of goods climb aboard to reach market towns further along the line, giving you that true taste of life in Yangon. The experience ends at Kyi Myin Daing Station where your journey into the hospitable side of the city continues.
Local roadside markets are the driving force behind the local economy and particularly tea shops are the source of information (and gossip) for Burmese to catch up on the latest and share their opinion about everyday topics. Wandering around these hardly-visited areas by foreigners affirms our off-the-beaten-track definition.
Don’t expect anything commercial – this is the real face of Yangon and one of the stops en route before heading back to your hotel is seeing a traditional bronze atelier. The craftsmanship of an exemplary level is on display here, using generation-long cherished traditions of moulding and shaping this precious metal. A half-day of authenticity comes regretfully to an end as we meet up with our driver and head back to your accommodation.