informative and highly interesting and entertaining. Thanks Han for a great day!
Amal PollackUnited States
Deborah McCloyUnited Kingdom
Han picked us up from our cruise ship in a lovely a/c car with driver. A very informative tour of history and culture set amidst the mayhem and sheer joy of the New Year Water Festival! We were struck by Han's explanations of Buddhism and the people and faith in the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda and The Reclining Buddha. We enjoyed a good local meal in setting of Old Rangoon Tea House. Han judged our activities perfectly for the heat and humidity of the day! Would thoroughly recommend any tour with Han!
Shok Mun WongMalaysia
Mr Han was extremely friendly, knowledgeable in the tour sites. Was punctual. He was must helpful & accommodative in offering a couple extra sites along the way. This we were most appreciative! Would recommend his service to others especially foreigners visiting Myanmar.
Susan WingfieldUnited States
Han is a wonderful guide and we had Lots of fun together (especially the Fortune teller). His drivers were all Great. Han was very professional, Always on time and was very good with All communications. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ,Susan. We had a good memory Thank you for being so positive and flexible. Wish you all luck
Carrie BartlettUnited States
The was a great introduction to Yangon and EXACTLY what we wanted. It is not a strenuous tour and perfect if you are new to town. We touched on the many highlights including walking tour of downtown, a visit to a tea shop, a peak into the Strand Hotel, Shwedagon Paya, a GREAT lunch, the Recling Buddha,a ride on the famous Circle train and most importantly answering our questions. Greatly appreciated the pickup and drop off aspect. Would absolutely recommend Han.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Carrie for your compliment. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks again for being positive. Wish you all luck.
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I can only give Han and the tour my warmest recommendations! Han was very informative and very good at english. He was also quite flexible about what we could do during the day. I learned a whole lot about Myanmar and it's Rich history. I also learned a lot about buddhism. Don't hesitate - just book the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Julie for your feedback. I was so happy to meet such an incredible people like you. Wish you all luck.
Being a tour guide is all about personable & outgoing, strong communication skills, punctuality and knowledgeable. Han has it all! He is the most pleasant guide that both my husband and I ever met and we are thankful to have him with us over the 6 days journey. Never a dull moment with Han. He planned it all and we enjoyed every places and food in the itinerary. He was simply amazing and I strongly encourage any guest who read this review to engage Han. And, I am glad I did after reading past reviews :)
Ian MoylerUnited Kingdom
Han was brilliant on our tour around Yangon. It was our first trip and his presentations were pitched just right for newcomers to Yangon. He was also happy to deviate and take us along on a trip out of Town to a place where a relative left many years back. Very informative and enjoyable, and helped us with making car arrangements for a further trip out of Yangon.
My Daddy and I had a wonderful trip to Dala with Han! He was very kind, caring and knowledgeable. He keen to answer our questions. The day was planned very well and very non touristy! I love Myanmar!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Mai, and Jerry for booking my tour through toursbylocals. It is great to meet you and to be a guide for you. You guys are awesome! Please keep it up! Hope to see you in future All the best Han
Bob ShulmanUnited States
Great guide and great tour to see how the real people of rural Myanmar live. Wouldn't miss it! Highly recommend Han. Great knowledge of Buddhist religion, culture, and way of life.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Bob
Bob ShulmanUnited States
A very good tour by HAN with the driver. Friendly and helpful. Yangoon is a bustling city in some disrepair. We saw many public buildings from the British era. Visited the Scott Market, central square, railway station, .... Comfortable car. we are satisfied that we saw the main places and had their significance explained to us.
Han is the perfect guide, his English is excellent and he is very considerate of his clients needs. As we had not visited Myanmar previously he maximised our time to get the most out of our short stay. I would highly recommend Han to fellow travellers.
Dale WillsParaparaumu, SELECT, New Zealand
Han provided us with a very well organised tour. He enabled us to experience the different areas of Yangon. Riding the railway, markets as well as local sightseeing. Then later the ferry to Dala and the water carriers, is something we will always remember. The travel to Golden Rock just amazing and again very well organised. We also appreciated the thoughtfulness, and kindness. We would recommend Han unreservedly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Dale,sue,Don and Jacky .. You are all wonderful people from Newzealand Wish you all Good luck and stay healthy Han
Very nice guide, he knows his city very well and gave me a lot of interesting informations about Buddhism when we visited the pagodas. Thank you
Bonny TseHong Kong
I reached out to Han based on the good ratings he already received and we were not disappointed! We only had half day in Yangon so we wanted to have a bespoke private tour to see the most we can. The tour Han designed for us was just right and he took us to a local food hall for lunch which was amazing. Han is knowledgeable about the history of Myanmar and various peculiar things about this country. I would recommend Han to anyone who wants to visit Myanmar.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much All the best
Very good experience with Han, our great guide. He welcomeed us at Airport and give us good advices during the tour. We choose together the trip Schedule ad he make some adds to make our trip more enjoyable. We really had a great experience in Myanmar.
7 hours idividually tailored tour with a well informed guide!
June HamptonFaro, YT, Canada
Han provided an excellent tour, probably the most impressive thing was seeing the adult English language class. We had no idea that so many people were seeking to improve their skills. Trip to Dala was great too.
Jose H. MartinezMexico
Very kind and instructed guide, but Yangon isn't worth it
We took this tour with Han- it was truly wonderful. He is knowledgeable about Yangon and Myanmar. He made our time with him such fun and we came away feeling as though we had learnt something. The rail trip was an experience not to miss and being with Han made it easy! Dala was incredible, shocking, humbling and a trip I will never forget. If you get the chance to tour with Han- do so. You won't regret it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Frans HellemanBroadbeach, QUEENSLAND, Australia
We had 2 excellent days with Han in Yangon, and we left feeling we really got to understand the city. Firstly, Han was always punctual, he was very knowledgable, and he had a good sense of humour. His English is perfect. We loved it when we used public transport and visited areas off the beaten track- a highlight for my teacher wife was attending a local English class. We rode on trishaws, visited an out of the way local market, and saw all the regular highlights. Highly recommend Han!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Frans I got another Happy travelers
Yat Chun SzetoHong Kong
Han is a very responsible and friendly person. He helped a lot in our journey. He answered my questions before the trip and helped my mother to find the place she lived when she was young. Han is absolutely the tour guide i recommended to you if you are planning to Yangon.
Han is a knowledgeable and friendly guide. We felt very comfortable with him leading us and along the way we discussed many aspects of life in Myanmar and Yangon. He was very responsive to our wishes and modified the tour without hesitation when we asked. We thoroughly recommend Han as an competent and knowledgeable guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy Travelers from Canada:)
Cynthia BowmanUnited States
We used Han for a two day trip to Myanmar. He must've thought we were crazy but he managed to show us Yangon and Bagan in our 2 days. It was a whirlwind but we saw everything we wanted to see and he graciously shared his culture with us. He arranged our interior flights, our transportation , recommended our hotels, and the food that we could eat. It was all great. We will never forget climbing to the top of the temple in Began to watch the sunset. We highly reccomrnd Han!!
Michael MugmonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Michael lovely meeting you
Tour guide Han was worth every penny for a 7 hour day. His knowledge of local history, politics, economics, social issues and culture made him a valuable guide and teacher. Don't let his boyish profile picture dissuade you, he is a mature, educated Burmese man with excellent English vocabulary. He answered our hundreds of questions about Myanmar life with details and personal stories. The car and driver were excellent too. Thanks again for a great day!! Robyn & Grant Koropatnick, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the compliment. I got happy travelers too. Stay healthy Han
Han was very helpful in providing information and feedback when planning the day and a half. He did a very good job of integrating a range of experiences and perspective in learning about Yangon. We enjoyed our time with him.
Miriam HarringtonUnited States
Han is very knowledgeable and his English is quite good; moreover he and his competent driver did a good job of moving us around town as efficiently as possible. Han was fun to work with and he adapted his city tour to meet our needs and interests. Our sunset visit to the beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda was especially memorable; Han knew all the best spots to take good pictures and his extensive knowledge of the Pagoda was impressive. We recommend him highly as a guide in Myanmar.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Miriam
Han was a knowledgeable guide and planned our trip very well. We were able to experience a truly wonderful experience of Myanmar with him. It was a lovely experience travelling with Han!
Candy BagleyUnited States
We had a great tour. We were there on Yangon's New Years so many shops were closed. Han took us to the sights and temples. His English is very good. We were just there for two days.
Perfect tour, good explanations in very good english, good and carefull Driver, good tip for Food, we were very satisfied
Eleanor SiegalSan Antonio, Texas, 78230, United States
Han was a SUPER OUTSTANDING guide and very intelligent young man. He covered all the highlights that we were interested in with great explanations, esp. about the Buddhist faith. His driver was also superb considering the difficult traffic in the area. We hope many future travellers will be able to enjoy his professionalism and his company. So far, we have taken 5 tours on this cruise with TbyL guides and we have been very lucky with our choices. The Siegals, San Antonio, Texas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Eleanor for your comments.I was also so happy to serve you as a tour guide in yangon. You and all of your friends are very good and flexible, fun. and you all have a heart of gold. The most outstanding poeple i have ever had. Stay always healthy. Yours Han
Very enjoyable tour made possible by our guide, Han Soe, and a very capable driver in a very comfortable and safe car. Han did a very good job of modifying our itinerary at the last minute with an excellent blend of historic, contemporary, cultural and religious sites and information. A tour we will remember fondly for years to come!
Philip SmithUnited States
Han Soe was a pleasure to be with throughout our day. One of our party was celebrating an important birthday and we had arranged with Han to include a stop at the Strand Hotel in Yangon for Hi Tea. He made the necessary arrangements for us and ensured that we did not miss any of the arranged tour venus. He personalised the highlight for us all the Shwedagon Pagoda. Just truly an amazing experience. We were also very happy with the new vehicle and safe driver that came with the tour. Hard to top this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Philip for the feedback. Appreciated!
Amazing day spent riding the train and ferry with the locals, a real local experience. The tour of the fishing village was amazing and again Han had planned out the day so that we could be at the village when the locals came to collect their water. We toured with Han for 2 days and his expertise and information was wonderful. I highly recommend his tours
Han provided an excellent tour. His driver was excellent and his car was well maintained. The day was well planned out and we were able maximize our day seeing all of the city and markets as we as experience the local food. Han had planned the day in order to be at specific sites at the right time to take in the perfect lighting on the Pagoda. Hans knowledge and information was very informative and we never felt rushed.
Han organized this trip for me, organized tickets, transportation, etc. The only thing I had to do was to book my hotel. Han is very flexible and adapt fully to my ideas with respect to how I want to spend the day. He showed me the most important temples, pagodas & stupas. Further we had a great sunset river cruise on a local boat. It is amazing to be in Bagan and see the size of this area. Han made my days in Bagan great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks,Edwin for the comments. All the best Han
Han arrived on time, he and the driver took good care of me during the day. The program was adjusted whenever I asked for it, we did a ferry ride and changed restaurants for the lunch without any comments. So a great day in Yangon. edwin
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the comment, Edwin Stay healthy Han
Margaret NyeUnited States
Knowledgeable, informative, professional, good English. I'm very happy Han was my guide to Kyaikhtiyo, Golden Rock. He smoothed the way for the chaotic, confusing truck ride to the top of the mountain. Provided good info & knows great photo sites. As requested he chose local eateries that were great & at local prices. Chose an excellent driver & comfortable a/c car. Great additional stops eg lunchline of 700+ monks, rubber tree plantation & processing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the comment.
Natacha FernandesGeneva, Switzerland
Han was helpful, clear and attentive. He tailored the tour to my wishes. Thanks to him, I can say I have experience Yangon under a caring light. This tour was slightly off the beaten track and I had a good impression of the people I meet and of the places I visited. Excellent memories :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks,Natacha All the best
William GoldsteinUnited States
Han was an excellent guide. Very well-spoken and informative. Took us to a number of interesting sites in Yangon. The tour of Dala was one of the most extraordinary sites I have ever seen. Not to be missed. One of the best tours I have ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks,Bill for the comment.
Great half day tour with Han. He was right on time, very organized and friendly...clearly likes what he does and does it well. Good explanations of Yangon, its sights, it's history. A great afternoon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks,Daniel for the comment. All the best
Han is a friendly, reliable and approachable person. Han was punctual and he gave us ample time to explore the place. It is nice of him to share some of his own experiences and stories which made the tour feels like as if a friend bringing you around rather than a tour guide. Our driver is very kind and polite too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks,Jessica for the compliment.
Bohdan Y.Brooklyn, NY, United States
We were met by Han (and driver, Tommy) promptly at the cruise terminal gate to start our Yangon City tour. Since we had already visited the temples of Yangon, Han deftly rearranged our itinerary to focus on the colonial highlights of the city, including a tasty lunch at a restaurant overlooking the city. His command of English was excellent, and his knowledge of historic and current aspects of Myanmar life was extensive. Han has a good sense of humor, as well as a perceptive view of world-wide events.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Bohdan for your feedback. wish you have lovely journey!
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Federico BarrioUnited States
Han made our trip to Yangon very memorable. He was very kind and treated us like family. He was very knowledgeable about Myanmar and his English was excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone traveling to Yangon. He was even kind enough to give us a lift to the airport. I can't say enough good things about him. The tour was flawless.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Marisa and Federico.
Thomas SottaUnited States
2nd tour with Han. When visiting Yangon, this is an experience not to be missed. While touring Dala, Han took me to a local wedding celebration where I was welcomed with open arms and which turned out to be the highlight of my visit to Myanmar! As I said in my review of the 1st tour with Han, I learned a lot about Burmese culture from Han and he was very helpful as an interpreter. Han is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Myanmar and his passion makes it obvious that he enjoys being a tour guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,Tom
Thomas SottaUnited States
1st tour of 2 with Han. I wanted to hire a guide for the 3 hour circle train ride around Yangon. I had no idea just how helpful that guide would turn out to be! Not only did Han help me understand what I was observing; he also pointed out interesting sites along the route that might otherwise have escaped my notice. I learned a lot about Burmese culture from Han and he was very helpful as an interpreter. Han is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Myanmar and his passion makes it obvious that he e
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Tom
Marvin SchwartzbardUnited States
The best!! Professional, knowledgeable, and fun to be with. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks,Marvin
Judee StalmackUnited States
Han was very attentive to my husband's limited walking ability.
Ada TumeltyUnited States
We wanted to let you know how very pleased we were with Han's services. He is very knowledgeable and speaks English very well. He was very pleasant and did everything in his power to make our stay in Yangon a good experience. He was helpful to us in every way. We will be happy to recommend Han to anyone we know that will be in Yangon in the future; and when we return to Yangon, we certain plan to contact him again. If 5 is the highest rating, please consider that we rate Han a 5.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :) Thanks Ada. I got happy travelers too.
David HersteinUnited States
A good guide and a good itinerary made this a busy but profitable day. Han individualized the tour to include things not on his standard itinerary and his choice of restaurants was spot on. It was a great day!
Gail RootUnited States
Han was a great guide for 2 days in Yangon! He fulfilled my desires perfectly, as I wanted to see "local" things rather than just be taken to the tourist spots. We had mohinga for breakfast, rode a local bus, ate watermelon and coconuts from a street vendor, took the ferry, rode in a trishaw, drank tea, and even stopped by a local wedding! I had a great time and would recommend Han to anyone traveling to Myanmar.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,Gail for your feedback.
Mike WalkerUnited Kingdom
Han is an excellent tour guide. We were in Myanmar on a cruise with one and a half days available had some quite specific requests in terms of the type of things we wanted to see. Han was careful to design an itinerary that fitted in exactly what we wanted. Transport was modern and ultra comfortable, we would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mike.
Curtis J.United States
Han was excellent as our guide - he understood our interests and tailored our tour accordingly. My wife and I thought our day with Han and our driver was special and we could not have asked for a better time to be spent in Yangon. For example Han took us to observe an English Language School after we casually expressed an interest in such. Also a ride on the local train was special for us. So if one needs an excellent guide we highly recommend Han.
Han has a good personality, experienced, very friendly. He deserved to get the highest mark.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Gani
Michael ByrneUnited Kingdom
Han has a good standard of English. He told us much about Burma and its history. He, and driver were promt picking us up from the airport. He was not scared to tell us about how his county works, warts and all. Highlights of the trip have to be the reclining Budha and the temple. These two alone make it worth coming. The tour maybe could have done with some options to diverse of spin it out. I am not very mobile, so we cut short the town walking tour. He did have a train journey up his sleeve!. Recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks,Mike.
Han knows a lot about Yangon and showed us a lot of important sights, like british colonial buildings, the book road, scott market, the ferry port, the reclining Buddha and Shwe Dagon Pagoda. We had lunch at a good local restaurant which we would have never found on our own. Han is a very good guide and we recommend him to future travellers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Susanne for your feedback. You both are very kind and friendly. with love Han
We enjoyed our city tour of Yangon with Han as he was a very pleasant and interesting person. He was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Myanmar and the sights we visited. We went at a leisurely pace, which suited us, and managed to see everything in the time allotted.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Jenny for Feedback about my tour. I appreciate it. Stay healthy
Richard WarburtonUnited Kingdom
Mr Han gave us a memorable 2 day tour. Excellent,informative,and extremely educated young man. He showed us all the main attractions of Yangon and then a truly wonderful day of local sights and people in this country. To say 5 star would underrated this man he is 10 star ! Thank you !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Richard Thanks for your comment. I was having great time with you too. You all have heart of gold. I am so happy to have such a nice people in Yangon. Wish you all stay healthy. I hope to see you again in myanmar. with lots of loves Han
Byron LaneUnited States
Han is, by any measurement a thoroughly excellent guide. In addition to being knowledgable he went beyond the basics to give us a picture of a country in transition. He is also a charmer which adds to the fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, Byron. Thanks for your rating and feedback.It was nice meeting you and very honored to be your tour guide here in Yangon.It was nice having such a nice couple too.Be happy and stay healthy with loves Han
Neil JewsburyHong Kong
Han took us on a fantastic tour of Yangon. Aside from the exciting city sites Han took us to Dala Village which is 15mins away by boat and was a amazing insight into real life in Myanmar. We travelled as a family with two Children aged 8 and 6. I would recommend Han as a great local guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Neil Thanks for your positive feedback. You are also the Great father of your lovely kids. You have very beautiful family. I m so glad to lead a tour such a family. It was Nice having u in Yangon. Wish you all the best Han
Han is a true professional. He was a wonderful guide. We wanted him again for the next day but was busy. He made our day with great lunch, monks having lunch, Synogogue, Shwedagon Pegoda and so much more. I would recommend him to everyone. Thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Rona for your feedback. I appreciate it. Wish you all the best Han
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John Paul MacdonaldSaint Hubert, QUEBEC, Canada
Han's tour was informative and very professionally done. He brought us to the key highlights in Yangon, all the while filling us in on the history and culture of what we were viewing, as well as about Myanmar in general. Han exudes passion for his profession and his country. As a result, we felt we were getting an authentic, honest visit to this marvellous and hopeful land. Thank you, Han!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello,dear customer. Thanks so much for feedback here. I didnt have a look at this feedback history. Anyway thanks so much for booking my tour. I am always thinking to satisfy my customers if you come to Myanmar. Thanks John paul for being so kind and friendly. Wish you stay healthy always...