Discover the unique insight of Yangon
Yangon, formerly known as Dagon, is the most cosmopolitan city in Myanmar with a population of 5 million people. Yangon literally means 'End of strife'. It was founded by the king from upper Myanmar in the year 1752 and changed from Dagon to Yangon. When the British annexed Myanmar (Burma) in 1885, they renamed it as Rangoon because they find it hard to pronounce it properly as locals. So there are some colonial buildings here which are very old.
It was the capital city until 2005. Now the government shifted its capital to Naypyidaw (the current capital). But Yangon remains as a very important commercial city. The most fascinating thing in Yangon is the holiest pagoda 'Shwedagon' which is believed to have been built 2600 years ago which is also the land mark of Myanmar (Burma).
Note: Travelers are to ask question Before booking.
The sightseeing includes:
Walking tour around the heart of Yangon where one can see mainly British style colonial buildings (City Hall, Sule pagoda which is believed to have built about 2200 years ago). Proceed down the Strand road to wander around The STRAND HOTEL, over hundred years old hotel, the most expensive hotel in Myanmar.
Visit to Bokyoke Aung san market (Formerly known as Scott market), which was built in 1920, wide choice of jewelries, jade, ruby, precious stone and clothes, paintings are on sale.
Visit to the ChaukHetGyi reclining Buddha (72 meters long, one of four longest reclining Buddhas in Myanmar).
The last stop at the Greatest, the holiest Pagoda (SHWE DAGON PAGODA) which is believed to have been built about 2600 years ago. The Pagoda is 100 meters high and over 3 thousands kilograms of gold are completely gilded. The most revered and peaceful place for All Buddhists.
Note: One must remove their shoes and socks when they enter any Pagoda's premise.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet the clients at the hotel they stay or at the cruise port or airport
End location: we will end up at the hotel as well. But on request where they want to end the tour.
Duration: 7 hours
Air conditioned Toyota Hi Ace
Air-conditioned car, fuel, toll gate fees, Guide fees are Included.
Food, admission fees and your personal expenses.
Food in Myanmar is not that expensive nor that cheap. It will cost probably 5 dollars per person for local myanmar food. Of course, it will cost expensively if you go to the restaurant which provides western food.
One thing is that you need to bring very crisp cash to Myanmar. No marks, no lines, no ink on the dollars note or Europe.
Visa and Master card are working here now. You can withdrawal an amount of 300 usd.
Note: 10 USD per person will be charged for Royalty fees, which means entrance fee to go out of seaport and come in. No need to pay 10 usd per head unless you enter from seaport.
I am not a driver. I am licensed tour guide and I will accompany you in a vehicle with my driver . I am always permitted to give you tours to everywhere. I am only English speaking Guide.
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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