Explore the former capital Yangon (Rangon), British Colonial architecture and its environs exclusively with most outstanding historic and cultural highlights such as the world largest and the most impressive Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Botataung Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and Wander through Bogyoke Aung San market and the surrounding street stalls, to find the best cheap bargains, from shopping for antiques, clothing and coins, to souvenirs for your family.
Take a walking tour of the historic buildings in downtown Yangon to witness the lifestyles of the locals- from the busy bus, local houses, and colonial along the Strand road, visit a tea shop to get a taste of the local culture and daily lifestyles of Yangon residents.
Being riding the city circle train in Yangon is the easy way to see local lives. Once you go onboard it is an unforgettable experience. Along the way of train, you can see the local life and vendors on the train and see the view of city.
Upon arrival, Myanmar Damsel’s tour guide welcomes you at Yangon int’l airport and offers you any assistance needed before leaving the Arrivals terminal, you will be on your way to check into your hotel to drop off your luggage. Free and leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
Breakfast at Hotel, start an orientation tour of downtown Yangon. You will drive through Yangon’s busy roads and take a glimpse of the hustle downtown, Mahabandoola Park, Town Hall. See the magnificent colonial buildings of Victorian & Edwardian era architecture. This introductory drive will end with a stop near SULE PAGODA – dating back over 2,000 years ago, for brief photo taking. Next, visit BOTATAUNG PAGODA, named after the 1000 military leaders who escorted relics of the Buddha from India over 2000 years ago. Afterwards, you may proceed for lunch.
In the afternoon, visit some of the well known pagodas, including CHAUKHTATGYI Reclining Buddha, and enjoy a break at BOGYOKE (SCOTT) MARKET, a pleasant covered market containing crafts from all corners of Myanmar, gems, fabrics and more. (The market is closed on Mondays and public holidays). Next, photo stop at Royal Lake with the background of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Finally visit sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, the finest of Yangon and perhaps the most stunning religious edifice in the world. Take your time to enjoy seeing this impressive feature and watching local people. Stroll on its platform surrounded by set of smaller temples, shrines and pavilions, and observe numerous shops along the stairways selling various colorful items, flowers and books. As the sun sets, the reddish golden rays of Shwedagon reflect on everything around and turning into a magical arena. Great photo time & a moment to take away with you. Overnight in Yangon.
Sightseeing Yangon by Circular train: After breakfast, you transfer to Yangon Railway station to take local circular train journey to the outskirts of town (approx. 45 minutes ride). A ride on the circular train give you a unique perspective on daily life in the city and the area around it. During the short trip, you see the scenery change from city to rural, and pass by ponds, villages and scenes of farm life. Disembark to visit Insein market where a variety of street vendors sell colorful wares. Enjoy exploring the market and meeting the friendly locals before returning by road to Yangon.
Half day Yangon walking tour: This afternoon, you enjoy a walking tour around the colonial area which is filled various historical building. A popular place to start is central post office where you will start your walking tour and walk along the Strand Road, and historical Strand Hotel, a landmark dating to the British period, the jetty to observe the ways of life of the people on Yangon River. Then walk in the Pansoedan Street, famous for the most impressive colonial buildings to be found in Yangon. And then to Sule Pagoda, near City Hall are the High Court building and the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Mahabandola Garden.
Stop for a drink at one of the local tea shop, a great place to soak in the local cultural and lifestyle. As today comes to a close, take a walk around colorful Chinatown: pavement on both sides of the roads turns into night bazaar with all kinds of street shops – food, accessory, fruit & flower shops, etc. You may also visit the wet market on 38th Street. You can simply walk there (or) as a quick alternative, you can hop on a local bus; get off at the next stop and walk towards the market. These markets are part of Yangon’s life, offering nothing for the tourists, all for the locals. Afterwards, transfer back to Hotel and overnight in Yangon.
Breakfast at Hotel. Free and leisure at Hotel until departure transfer to Yangon Intenational Airport.
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