Yangon classic city tour :
Former capital of Myanmar, Yangon is still keeping the status of the financial, economic and cultural center of the country. Thanks to its remarkable colonial-style architecture, colorful Chinese and Indian quarters, evergreen parks and picturesque lakes, Yangon has the reputation of one of the most charming Asian cities.
You will stroll in the downtown area admiring impressive colonial-era buildings, and will visit, among others, Chauk Htet Gyi Reclining Buddha image, one of the biggest reclining Buddha statues in the world. You will also walk in the thriving Indian and Chinese quarters and in the afternoon you will relax in the picturesque Kandawgyi park.
The culmination point of the tour will be the evening visit to Shwedagon pagoda.
Magnificent Shwedagon pagoda, one of the world’s wonders, is considered the holiest and the most famous Myanmar’s temple. Legend says that the relics of four Buddha are enshrined in the pagoda which makes Shwedagon one of the most revered Buddhist temples in the world. Its stupa, 99 m high, is covered with millions of tiny gold leafs, and the spire of the pagoda is incrusted with precious stones including diamonds, rubies and sapphires. Your guide will reveal you the secrets of the pagoda and you will enjoy an unforgettable sunset view of the splendid Shwedagon in the shafts of sunlight of the parting day.
Summary of the tour :
Duration : 1 day (9 h)
Best season for visits : all year round
Itinerary : Yangon (downtown area – Sule pagoda – Chinese and Indian quarters – Chauk Taw Gyi Reclining Buddha image – Kandawgyi park – National museum – Shwedagon pagoda)
Packages includes :
- English-speaking guide services
- Transportation by air-conditioned private car
- All entrances fees according to the program