Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. Join our 3 days 2 nights Yangon, Thanlyin tour to learn more about the local history and lifestyle.
Day 1: Arrive Yangon
Upon arrival, you'll greet by your guide who will accompany and transfer you to your hotel. (Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake)
This afternoon, we'll take a tour around the city center which is filled various historical and colonial buildings partly by car or partly on foot. We’ll first visit to Sule Pagoda which is a 2200-year-old temple surrounded by government buildings and commercial shop. Then, you'll pass along the way to Mahabandoola Park where Independent Monument exists. Continue your tour by passing City Hall, a little india and a little china.
We'll visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, one of Myanmar's more beautiful reclining Buddha’s which is topped by a crown encrusted with diamonds and other precious stones. The feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray.
From Here, end your day at Shwedagon Pagoda which is one of the wonders of the world. It was built 2500 years ago and enshrined with hair relics of Buddha and a place where to meet devoted Buddhists meditating and praying. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. Stay overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon – Thanlyin – Yangon
Today your guide will pick up your at your hotel and escape from the glamour and noise of Yangon to the town of Thanlyin and Kyauktan, just across the river from Yangon.
Thanlyin is a relaxing place, with shaded streets and a busy market to stroll through, but there is little of the ancient city to be seen. Our first stop is at Kyaik-khauk Pagoda which is a scale-down Shwedagon with stupendous views from its hilltop location.
Next, we'll visit Thanlyin's market where you can see local vendors and lives of rural Burmese people.
Afterwards, we'll continue our visit to the remains of the Portuguese-build church, which was constructed in 1750. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. (Own account)
After lunch, continue our way to southeast of Thanlyin to visit Yele Pagoda which is a sparkling floating temple adrift on a river. Catch one of the local ferry boats to reach the islet. If you wish, you can feed the massive catfish splashing about at the temple complex's edge.
After exploring the Yele Pagoda, we'll return back to Yangon and head to your hotel where remainder of the day is your leisure. Stay overnight in Yangon.
Day 3: Yangon Departure
After breakfast, visit Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where you can browse through the wide selection of Myanmar handicrafts and other goods (Note: closed on Mondays and public holidays).
Today is your leisure at hotel before transfer to airport for your departure flight. Book now