Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Bagan-Myanmar by Tour Guide Min Soe W. (Guide #12983)


John Hay

Canada
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Tour: #187145, Yangon City Tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Feb 17/20

Min was very personable and spoke excellent English. He made an extra effort to explain to us how the locals operated and was a comprehensive source of knowledge on Buddhist history. We were taken in a comfortable car but the tour also included lots of walking through interesting areas and a ride on the Circular Train. We enjoyed him very much as a guide.

Hub Blaszkiewicz

Netherlands
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Tour: #189873, 2 Days around Yangon., Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jan 11/20

Min Sou was an excellent guide. He told us a lot about the local population and their way of life. In the market in Yangon he talked about the market products, buildings and population. The train journey was also such a highlight of the day. At nightfall we visited the Shwedagon Pagoda. He talked about the Buddhism, the architecture and meaning of all buildings and statues. The next day we had a day trip to Bago. Here he also provided us with details about all the temples and pagoda that he showed us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Hub It is very kind. I wish you all the best. Kind Min Soe

Charles Pollard

United Kingdom
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Tour: #189873, 2 Days around Yangon., Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jan 7/20

Min Soe is an excellent and pleasant guide,. He adapts what he reveals to you according to want you want to do and see. Either he will take you to the main attractions or to the "off beat" places (that noone goes to) to get a feel for the pulse of the city, and in between to some execllent coffee and food places (particulary enjoyed breakfast in the park). Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles It is always great to see you. I am lucky to know you all. Kind Min Soe W.

Nadine J.

United States
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Tour: #187145, Yangon City tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

Min Soe was an excellent guide. He was flexible in showing us some sites that are not usually on his agenda. He was very personable and charming. Spoke good English. The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is magnificent and he made sure we had plenty of time there for sunset and evening rituals - it was a true travel highlight. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for taking time to write it. It is very helpful. It was very nice seeing you and Bobby. I am looking at our photos. It will make me remember you two forever. I sent it to Bobby. Sincerely Min Soe

Corey Notis

United States
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Tour: #274058, Yangon-Bagan, Bagan, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

Great Tour - Great Guide. We had the pleasure of Min Soe for a full day Yangon and 2 full days Bagan. He was informative, well spoken, flexible, and a pleasure to spend time with. Flexible, helpful each and every step of the way. Would recommend fully to all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Corey It was very nice seeing you and your family. I have got some photos of your family. You all are very kind. miss you all. Min Soe

Todd Brandtman

Oroville, CA, United States
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Tour: #274058, Bagan Tour, Bagan, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 16/19

Min was a wonderful guide providing us with special local experiences as well as seeing the popular tour sights in Bagan and Inle Lake. We were able to visit lacquerware and cigar makers, see a silversmith shop, as well as exploring local marketplaces and eateries. We saw the fascinating aquatic life on Inle Lake and took a trip up river to villages and pagodas not usually seen. Min's command of English was great and he tailored our trip to our specific interests. We couldn't be more pleased with our tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very nice seeing you. Yes, our trip around Bagan and Inle lake create a lot of Memories for me as well. I wish you a speedy recovery from your Knee Surgery. I am still looking at our photos. You two are very kind. Sincerely Min Soe.

Jaruda Nishida

Thailand
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Tour: #269492, Golden Rock Tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Jaruda It was very nice seeing you.

Nicholas Mottram

United Kingdom
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Tour: #187145, Yangon City Shore Excursion, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

Min and his driver were brilliant. I have some problems with my back which makes standing for long periods very difficult. Min was always very solicitous. We found him to be very good company and we enjoyed his commentaries about Yangon. Although they had a long journey home after dropping us back at our ship, they were very accommodating of our wish to see the candle lighting at the Shwedagon Pagoda after dusk. This was much appreciated. We can thoroughly recommend Min to anyone visiting Yangon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Nicholas It was very nice seeing you too. You two are very kind and nice.

Ann Woo

Malaysia
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Tour: Yangon sightseeing, Yangon, Myanmar
Date: Oct 26/19

We indicated many times for a "non-touristy" tour to understand the politics, economy, history & culture. However, Min's rigid itinerary caters to 1st-time tourists who wish to sightsee, despite our special request. Socially awkward Min's knowledge is limited and requires fact-checking. We had better Yangon guides. Considering that a person's average monthly salary in Myanmar is USD200, we felt that we should have gotten a better car instead of a 20-year-old Toyota Hiace, as we paid USD450 for 2.5 days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Ann I understand it. I will try to give more effective presentation on politics, history and economy. I do apologize for your inconvenience on my services. Kind Min Soe

Francis Moria

Philippines
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Tour: #187145, Yangon City Tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

Min was an ideal tour guide for our family trip to Yangon. He and his driver were very mindful of and courteous to my 86-year-old mother. He brought us to the must-see places of Yangon, considering all along the comfort of my elderly mother. He was jolly and knowledgeable. He also spoke English very well, so communication was not a problem. He was good in taking photos. My mother and I highly recommend Min to anyone who would want to have a great time seeing the best of Yangon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you in deed. Francis It is very kind of you to take your time for good feedback.

Sean Yoong

Malaysia
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Tour: #335156, Yangon City Tour (3 Days), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

Min is a reliably good guide who offers a great glimpse into many different facets of Myanmarese life, from its heritage and culture to its modern life, from travelling by train and road on land to ferries by river, from temples, pagodas and monasteries to markets and malls, from the city to the village. This is an excellent three-day introduction to Yangon and its surroundings; every day is different, with new and interesting experiences, sights and sounds.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is very nice of you. Thanks in deed for your supports. I am glad to hear that you had a good time with us. Hope to see you again to travel other part of Myanmar. I wish you a healthy and wealth life. Thanks again. Min Soe

Elisa Naini

Canada
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Tour: #274058, Bagan Tours ( 2/Day), Bagan, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jul 26/19

Min was a wonderful guide for two days. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of the area.

Dom Harris

Qatar
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Tour: #187145, Yangon City Tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: May 8/19

Had a great tour with Min, very informative on the history and culture of Myanmar and Yangon, particularly the Schwedagon pagoda. Itinerary was flexible to suit my interests, and Min also knows much about the rest of the country, I would take him again for tours outside of Yangon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot. Dom It was very nice seeing you. Hope to see you again.

George Titus

United States
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Tour: #189873, Yangon City Tour (2/Day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

We had two great days, seeing all the important sites. Min Zoe also showed us many localities that gave a great feeling for how the local people conduct their everyday lives. Highly recommended!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was nice seeing you. Wish you all the best. Min Soe

Takashi Okamoto

United States
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Tour: #187145, Yangon City Tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

Min was a very good tour guide. Spoke very well English and was very knowledgeable about everything. What I liked him the most about him is that he was flexible with the schedule. I requested that we ride on the circular train and he easily accommodated me. Furthermore, our lunch at the local restaurant was delicious!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot. Mr. Takashi It was nice seeing you two.

Harriet Prenner

La Jolla, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #269614, Yangon City Shore Excursion, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Min So was an excellent Guide. His English is great. He tailored the trip exactly as we wished. It was very hot and humid, but he kept us as cool as possible! We got to understand much about the Water Festival in Mayanmar. It was a fabulous trip and we recommend Min So as your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot. It was great seeing you all.

Carla Garfield

United States
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Tour: #189873, 2 Days around Yangon., Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Apr 2/19

We had a great 2 days exploring outside of Yangon as we had already been there before. The first day we were in Bago where we saw the pagoda, the palace, the reclining Buddha and the 4 sided Buddha. We had a very nice lunch in a local restaurant. Day 2 we took a ferry to Dalai Island where we took a trishaw ride around the island. Min Soe was a fantastic guide with excellent English and great concern for our comfort and safety. We would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great seeing you. May you have a healthy and wealthy life as always. Kind and Best Regards Min Soe

Toby Browne

Australia
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Tour: Yangon City Train Tour Plus Dala Excursion Tour, Yangon, Myanmar
Date: Mar 24/19

Excellent , very knowledgeable , we learnt a lot in the 6 hours we had . We also did a lot before going to the airport . A great day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great seeing you all. Thanks for touring.

Norman Buchignani

Canada
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Tour: Yangon city sightseeing tour, Yangon, Myanmar
Date: Mar 22/19

Min is everything you would want in a guide in Yangon. He is knowledgeable and very flexible. He is completely open to varying the tour itinerary in any practical way. He guides throughout the country, too. He was always on time with good drivers and cars. Strongly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Norman. It was very nice seeing you also. I hope all is going well. Best Min Soe

Ivan Grasis

Australia
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Tour: #274058, Private Bagan Tour ( 2/Day), Bagan, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Mar 9/19

What a wonderful 2 days spent with Min So visiting many cultural sites. Min So historical and local knowledge ensured a highly educational experience. Ivan Coolangatta Australia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ivan Thanks a lot for touring around. It was very great seeing you two. Wish you all the best. Best Min soe

Marilyn Whisenand

United States
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Tour: #187145, Yangon City Shore Excursion, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Feb 15/19

Min Soe was an excellent guide and his driver was expert as well. We recommend them both highly. Min So was very knowledgable about his country and open to questions and conversation. He navigated us through the attractions with skill and patience. Thank you Min Soe and we wish you long life and happiness!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Marilyn and Paul for writing review. It was great seeing you. I wish you all the best.

Ranell Hamm

United States
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Tour: #269492, Golden Rock Pagoda Tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Feb 7/19

Peter Kam Tai Woo

Hong Kong
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Tour: #187145, Yangon City Tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jan 7/19

As a young professional guide, Min Soe has expedited the local guide job well above his peers. He is courteous and responsible to all details throughout our long journey in Myanmar.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello peter It was very nice to seeing you all. It was a great pleasure with you all for me around Myanmar. Hope to see you again. Kind Min soe

David Ezra

United States
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Tour: #274058, Explore Myanmar, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 16/18

Min Soe Wai is knowledgeable about Myanmar customs and history. He is well organized and flexible to meet individual needs as situations arise, ie physical limitations and our interests. He has a great sense of humor. His timing was flawless around airport, boat trips and drivers. We felt genuinely respected and taken care of. He deserves a commendation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks in deed. David and Doug I wish you a happy and healthy new year. I hope to see you again.

Anthony Luscombe

United Kingdom
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Tour: #187145, Yangon City Shore Excursion, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 7/18

An excellent day with a charming and informative guide - Min Soe. We were met at the port gates at the agreed time by Min Soe and his driver in a comfotable car with a/c. Min Soe suggested an itinerary and was happy to amend this to fit in with our requests. A fascinating and informative day, including some shopping, as requested, and a trip on a local train. We were very well cared for throughout and we were able to mix easily with the local people - they are so polite and friendly! Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was nice seeing you as well.

Kaivalya Y.

VANCOUVER, WA, United States
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Tour: #274058, Private Bagan Tour ( 2/Day), Bagan, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 2/18

Min was a fantastic tour guide for our two days in bagan. The car he hired was clean and had cool ac and the driver was courteous always opening and closing my wife's door. Min worked with our schedule and offered up great food options as well He was very knowledgeable and we would certainly use him again as guide the next time we are in Myanmar.

Arlene K.

Tarzana, CA, United States
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Tour: #189873, Yangon City Tour (2/Day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Nov 16/18

Min is a lovely man who takes pride in showing his country to visitors. He was flexible as we continually changed the agreed upon itinerary due to the extreme heat the day we toured. We were so grateful the tour included an air conditioned car to transport us from each site.

Ivica Zalud

United States
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Tour: #335156, Yangon City Tour (3 Days), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Oct 25/18

Exceptional 3 days! We knew so little about the country as well as Buddhist culture, religion and customs. And our very knowledgeable guide taught us so much. We visited pagodas and monastery as well as places where locals live and tried wonderful local cuisine. Felt totally immersed in their culture and learned and saw more than we thought possible. Min Soe is pleasant company and excellent guide, would highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a such beautiful feedback. It was great seeing you too.

Shauna Brail

Canada
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Tour: #187145, Yangon City Tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

We spent a wonderful day with Min Soe touring around Yangon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Shauna. It was nice seeing you as well.

Frederick Tausch

United States
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Tour: #274058, Private Mandalay Tour (3/Day), Mandalay, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Fred.


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