Yangon Heritage Trust (Walking Tour)
With well-trained tour leaders, you will explore the heart of old Yangon and learn stories and anecdotes from its history and the many challenges of the city. All periods of Yangon’s history are covered – from its earliest beginnings to the modern city.
Tours are on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tours start at 9AM and 3PM. Please see the itinerary below for details. Each tour lasts approximately 2.5 hrs.
(Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday – 9AM & 3PM)
Get an insider’s taste of life in Yangon’s vibrant historic downtown. Beginning at YHT’s office on lower Pansodan Road, the tour passes through leafy Bank Street, lined with fascinating historic buildings. We then visit key sites in the city’s central area, including City Hall, the High Court, and (on Sunday mornings) the Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue while exploring historic residential streets. The tour ends at Bogyoke Market in the morning and on 19th Street, a local nightlife hotspot, in the evening.
* The Synagogue is only open in the morning and closed on Sundays.
02 SEAT OF POWER – SECRETARIAT AND SURROUNDS
Visit the city’s former administrative core and the grand Secretariat. This tour starts at the YHT office and covers historic sites in the former commercial and administrative core. We visit a well-preserved residential area in the city’s east, then enter the nationally historic Secretariat where General Aung San was assassinated in 1947, and independence was marked a year later. On the way, try some local tea at a historic teashop.
(Wednesday & Saturday – 9AM)
Visit historic places of worship and learn about Yangon’s amazing cultural diversity. Since its founding, Yangon has been a city of diversity. Join this tour to explore the busy downtown where all the world’s major religions are observed and people of diverse backgrounds live in harmony. The tour will visit pagodas, mosques, churches, temples and a synagogue. It starts at the YHT office on Pansodan Street and ends at Guangdong Guanyin Temple on Latha Street.
Participants are required to wear respectful clothing.
(Sunday – 3PM)
Explore the bustling streets of Latha and learn about Yangon’s Chinese heritage. After a bus ride from YHT’s offices to Latha Street, this tour will explore Yangon’s Chinatown. With its fascinating sights, many clan associations and temples, this area is a unique melting pot of cultures, where Chinese immigrants became part of Myanmar during colonial times. The tour ends at 19th Street, a local nightlife hotspot.