Yangon Day Tours

PERSONALISED PRIVATE EXPERIENCES IN BURMA'S ECONOMIC CAPITAL

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. 

Our Yangon Day Tours

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Our Yangon Photography Tours

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?

Private & Custom Yangon Tours

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!

Yangon Sightseeing Opportunities

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.