Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. It is time to explore the city centre and its mix of British colonial time and modern sites. You will start at Sule Pagoda to Yangon harbor. En route, we will encounter numerous of charming building remained from British colonial time in red and white colors.
The pier of Yangon features a nice rendezvous to experience the local load of commuter from other side of the river coming to work in the city everyday. We continue to visit Independence monument before heading to the little Indian and China town.
The walk finishes in Scott market, the biggest market of Myanmar, famed for handicraft and germs.
Free to have lunch. Our guide will introduce you one of the most finest restaurant in town.
In the afternoon, we will visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. A visit to Kyaukhtatgyi provides a great overview of Buddhism with murals depicting the life of Buddha, the feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Continue to Modern Tea Shop for a chance to experience an integral part of Burmese life: drinking tea.
Afterward, we will enjoy a pleasant stroll in Kandawgyi park where the golden flash of Karaweik palace reflects beautifully in the water of this royal lake.
From here, continue to Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, it is believed that the original structure was built in the 11th century then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 90 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and your guide will show you around the massive complex, explaining why this temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa and the city skyline from this vantage point.