Yangon Tours

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is Myanmar’s largest city and its most important commercial centre. Yangon served as the administrative capital of Myanmar until 2006, when the military government relocated the capital to Naypyidaw. Yangon boasts the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia and has a unique colonial-era urban core that is remarkably intact. The colonial-era commercial core is centred around the Sule Pagoda, which is said to be over 2,000 years old. The city is also home to the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda – Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist pagoda. 

Yangon is the economic and urban heart of Myanmar. Everything here is intense, from the enormous golden Shwedagon Pagoda to the vibrant, bustling streets of downtown. Home to the largest number of colonial buildings of any city in southeast Asia, Yangon is a playground for travel photographers and market lovers. While the city has abundant attractions, we especially enjoy visiting Shwedagon Pagoda just before sunrise, colonial landmarks such as the Secretariat, and Bogyoke Aung San Market downtown. Chinatown is a great place to have a beer and dim sum after your Yangon tour!

Tour Highlights

Our Yangon tours offer a balance of the most iconic religious sites and diverse local communities of this pulsing urban center. Featuring the iconic Shwedagon and Sule Pagodas and colorful Bogyoke Aung San Market, our Yangon itineraries avoid the crowds and deliver and authentic Burmese experience. Adventurous travelers will enjoy exploring Yangon’s vibrant streets, markets, and sacred sites hidden within the city. Try the culinary specialties served fresh daily in the Chinatown street food market or check out the latest trends in Burmese fusion.

We recommend 1-2 days in Yangon to experience all the city has to offer. We can also arrange airport and bus-station transfers in Yangon for our tour guests.

Our Yangon Day Tours

Best of Yangon Day Tour

Best of Yangon Day Tour

This tour offers the highlights of Yangon, the "downtown" of Myanmar. The majestic Shwedagon Pagoda, Bogyoke Market, colonial buildings, and local teashops are featured on this action-packed tour.

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Faces of Yangon Street Photography Tour

Faces of Yangon Street Photography Tour

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Yangon Instagram Tour

Yangon Instagram Tour

Visit the most exceptional sites in Yangon with your own photographer-guide! You deserve to feel free and let yourself have the time of your life. What better way to do this than have a local photographer capture your day out in Yangon?
Yangon Night Photography Tour

Yangon Night Photography Tour

Out Yangon night photography tour is an amazing way to experience and photograph the city's most iconic sites. We take you to spots in the city only local photographers know, during the photographer's golden- and blue hour around sunset time and into...
Yangon Temples & Colonial Buildings Photography Tour

Yangon Temples & Colonial Buildings Photography Tour

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Yangon Photo Gallery

Yangon Photo Gallery

Browse some of the colorful photos taken on our Yangon photography and sightseeing tours!

Yangon Sightseeing Highlights

Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred and visited Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, and for good reason. Covered in over 50 tons of gold and crowned with thousands of precious stones, it is said to contain relics pre-dating the historical Buddha. The monument is frequented by Burmese pilgrims, monks, and tourists alike, who flock to experience the other-worldly nature of this golden temple rising from the urban landscape. We recommend visiting Shwedagon Pagoda before sunrise and after sunset to avoid crowds and witness the scene in favourable lighting conditions. 

Yangon’s Colonial Buildings
Yangon boasts the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia and has a unique colonial-era urban core that is remarkably intact. The colonial-era commercial core is centered around the Sule Pagoda, which is said to be over 2,000 years old. The city is also home to the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda – Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist pagoda. 

Sule Pagoda
According to local legend, Sule pagoda in the heart of downtown Yangon was built 2,600 years ago, even earlier than Shwedagon. The monument served as a rallying point for political activists as they struggled for their freedoms. The pagoda is included in the Yangon City Heritage List and is surrounded by fascinating colonial architecture and history. We regularly visit this site on our Yangon street photography, colonial heritage and night photography tours. 

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Yangon Photo Gallery

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