Private Yangon City Tour
In 1755, King Alaungpaya conquered central Myanmar and built a new city at Dagon, a fishing village that had existed for centuries around the Shwedagon pagoda. He renamed the place Yangon, meaning 'end of strife'.
In 1852, the residential areas of the town were damaged by the 2nd Anglo-Myanmar War. After the war, the British seized the power in lower part of Myanmar and reconstructed a modern city, Rangoon (corruption of Yangon). Under the supervision of Englishmen, Dr. William Montgomery and Captain Fraser, Rangoon became the most beautiful and cleanest city in South East Asia and made it capital. It is easy to get a sense of how prosperous of colonial Rangoon was from the monumental architecture that still graces the city's downtown.
When Myanmar had gained its independence on 4th January 1948, Rangoon continued as the nation's capital. In November 2005, the Military government quite unexpectedly announced that newly constructed city of Nay Pyi Taw in Central Myanmar was to be the nation's capital.
Yangon City Tour
-The tour begins with a visit of Sule Pagoda. From the Sule Pagoda, we will stroll around to see ways of life of Yangoners and colonial 100-year-old buildings.
- Continue to Botahtaung Pagoda which is located on the bank of River Rangoon.
-Then you will be taken to Chauk-Htat-Gyi Buddha Image is a quite temple which houses a beautiful reclining Buddha whose crown is encrusted with diamonds and precious stones.
-Let's stroll around the Kandawgyi, a natural lake. You wil enjoy the pleasant view of Majestic Shwedagon Pagoda.
-A visit to Scott Market for window shopping is very special.
-The tour is going to end with a visit to the majestic bejeweled Shwedagon Pagoda, the most precious and sacred pagoda in Myanmar.
Note: Visitors must remove their shoes before A first step at the entrances of Pagodas.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Centrally located hotels in town and Yangon International Airport.
If meeting up location is at Sea port or cruise port far from the city, there will be extra charge. (USD 50).
End location: Same as meeting point or to be defined by you.
Duration: 8 hours
As a big city Yangon traffic is heavy. But it is enough time to see my itinerary.
Getting around by car, 2004 to 2012 model(Toyota Crown Saloon made in Japan). It is very clean and air-conditioned.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30000 Kyat - (One US Dollar = Myanmar Kyat 1200)
Kyat 6000 for lunch in simple Local restaurant. I am sure it will cost more if you go to fancy restaurant which provides the western food.
Kyat 2000 for Camera fee.
Kyat 15000 for entrance fee at the tour sights or museum.
-I have been working as a freelance licensed tour guide through out Myanmar since 2012.
All my tours have included transportation for tour sightseeing. Please inquire for further services.
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Min Soe was an ideal tour guide. First of all, he was a lovely human being: kind, thoughtful, caring, helpful. Also, his English was excellent though he had a few charming pronunciations. Secondly, he was truly knowledgeable about all aspects of our exploration and shared countless interesting details. He was very willing to modify our itinerary in response to our specific requests. When we return to Myanmar, there is no other tour guide we will consider. My wife and I highly recommend him