Tradition and Culture in Yangon with Pagoda and Museum Visit - Small Group Tour

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What To Expect

Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Yangon and find out why people from all over are flocking to Burma in this grassroots tour!

Highlights

  • Learn about the culture and traditions in Yangon

  • See the beautiful Kandawgyi Park and the Shwedagon Pagoda

  • Observe local pilgrims and monks offer their devotions as the sun sets across the golden Pagoda

  • Explore Chaukhtetkyi Pagoda and its revered reclining Buddha

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Yangon
Departs From:
Yangon
Meeting Point:
Asia Plaza Hotel
Duration:
5 hours
Availability:
daily at 2:00 PM
Product Code:
11413
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Description

Burma (Myanmar) has a truly fascinating history, tradition, and culture, and this Yangon 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 the home of reclining Buddha, Chaukhtetkyi Pagoda which is one of the most honored and one of the largest in Myanmar.

After a short, yet fascinating, visit to the museum, your tour in Yangon will 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 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. You have the option to remain at the Pagoda, however you will be responsible for your own transportation back into the center of town.

Includes

  • English speaking tour guide

  • Coach transportation with driver

  • Admissions to temple and the pagoda

  • Local tea/coffee

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activities

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Meals and drinks not specified

Please Note

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Children under 6 years old are not admitted.

  • Please dress conservatively. Lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is recommended. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be at least knee-length or longer. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Tour is approximately 4-5 hours.

  • Sites are closed during Mondays and gazette holidays.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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