The Hues and Colours of Yangon
The Hues and Colours
Charismatic and bustling, Yangon’s city borders offer an explosion of landmarks and sights.
From the intriguing to the spiritual, the former capital leaves visitors spellbound.
Tailored to capture the most sought-after monuments, this is Yangon full on.
WHY THIS TOUR?
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 architecture while mastering to keep the spiritual side of Myanmar. With ever-growing options to wow every visitor from the moment they set foot within its city borders, Yangon surely elevates as a destination to be reckoned with.
08:00 - 17:00
The morning starts with a warm “Mingalabar” from your guide and dedicated driver for the coming 9 hours. We start the morning with an important temple, located in the heart of a roundabout. Sule Pagoda is located right in the very heart of bustling Yangon and is an octagonal Mon-style pagoda. From there, admire the stunning architecture of City Hall, the High Court, as well as the Independence monument situated in the heart of Mahabandoola Park.
The magnificent Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi is next on our program: Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda is one of the leading pagodas in Yangon and home of a 66-metre long Reclining Buddha. The temple’s central location makes it one of the leading Buddhist centres in the former capital. After a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall on Kandawgyi Lake, we will proceed to the Bogyoke Market, or better known as Scott’s Market (closed on Mondays and public holidays). Undoubtedly offering the largest selection of handicrafts in Myanmar, the market is a great place to discover a bargain and have fun haggling with local traders.
Lunch is included at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to see some of the other main important, religious buildings in the former capital, such as the Kaba Aye Pagoda, the oldest Chinese temple in Yangon and the stunningly beautiful Botataung Pagoda, located on the riverside. En route to our final visit of the day, various stops will be made, before one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda, is visited. Towering almost 98 meters above the Yangon cityscape, it is one of the wonders of the religious world. It is believed to have been built more than 2500 years ago and is a testament to the faith of the Burmese.
After this full-day through Yangon, your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel at around 5 pm.