Tradition and culture in Yangon: Enjoy this tour and immerse yourself in Yangon culture and traditions!
* Explore Chaukhtetkyi Pagoda and its revered reclining Buddha
* Wander through a local residential neighbourhood and the beautiful Kandawgyi Park
* Marvel at the beauty of the Shwedagon Pagoda and its iconic golden dome
* Observe locals and monks offering their devotions as the sun sets across the golden Pagoda
Ready to see what all the fuss is about? Burma (Myanmar) has a truly fascinating history, tradition, and culture, and this Yangon city tour will give you the opportunity to explore some of the city’s icons and better understand local life here. Meet your local, English-speaking guide, jump in our van, and head to head to Chaukhtetkyi Pagoda, home to a reclining Buddha that's one of the most honoured in the country and one of the largest in all of Myanmar.
Continue with a walk through the local residential area, through Kandawgyi Park. Along the way, your guide will share local stories and anecdotes, as well as answer the many questions you likely have about local life in the city. We’ll pause for a tea break and people watching before heading into the Shwedagon Pagoda. Inside the eastern entrance of the Pagoda you’ll find a very different type of local market, which will give you an idea of how significant Buddhism is in daily life here in Burma.
After enjoying the market for a bit, we’ll climb a long, stair-filled corridor up to the Pagoda platform, accompanied by your guide’s explanation of locals’ unique Buddhist beliefs. The magnificent golden dome of the Pagoda rises an impressive 98 metres above its base and is said to have been covered with tons and tons of pure gold, along with numerous precious stones such as jade, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds. Humbling in its beauty, the Pagoda dome is one of the city’s most iconic places, and is the perfect spot in which to cap off a Yangon city tour of tradition and culture.
After sufficient time exploring the Pagoda and its dome, we’ll meet our van and head back to the meeting point, about a thirty-minute drive away. Should you wish to remain at the Pagoda, you are welcome to do so, however you will be responsible for your own transportation back into the centre of town.
Meeting/pick-up point: In front of Asia Plaza Hotel. 277 Bog Yoke Aung San Road, corner of 38th Street. Downtown Yangon.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 2pm.
End/closing time: 6pm.
Others: Dress-code: Dress in Burma (Myanmar) is conservative, so lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be knee-length or below. Wear comfortable walking shoes and check the weather before you leave, and come equipped with sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a raincoat if necessary. Be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.