Three Treasures is Myanmar’s leading local photography tour operator. Let our team of professional guides and photographers show you the secrets of unforgettable Myanmar. We all live here, and we know the optimal times of the day to see the temples in the best light with the fewest crowds—and we’re sharing our secrets with you!
Our Yangon Photography Tours
Yangon Photography Highlights
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
Yangon’s Abandoned Amusement Park
The abandoned amusement park, hidden away in downtown Yangon, remains an elusive site for many photographers. Street photographers and those with a cinematic eye love this place! The haunting, apocalyptic scenes remind one of Chernobyl or alien abductions. The site is accessible only with a local guide due to the dense foliage and snake population now living there.
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.
Yangon Street Photography
The juxtaposition of old ways and new trends is a fascinating sight on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. Brightly-colored walls, decorative wood carvings, and golden features offer stunning backdrops to unpredictable street scenes. Red-robed monks, smiling children, and the energetic working life of a country emerging into a globalized world after decades of isolation await the keen street photographer in Myanmar.
Why Choose Us?
Our tours are created for photographers of all levels and our experienced trip leaders guiding personalized private photography tours in Bagan since 2015. We will apply our local knowledge of sites and contacts in the community to position ourselves to practice and capture village life, landscapes, portraits, ancient temples, sunrise or sunset in Bagan as you’ve only imagined.
No Experience Necessary
You don’t have to be an experienced photographer to join our Yangon photo tours. Our adventures are created for photographers of all levels and our experienced trip leaders are pro photographers who are ready to help take your photo game to the next level.
We ensure that all of our guests enjoy personalized guidance, be that learning how to shoot in manual for the first time, experimenting with new photographic styles and techniques, or further refining your photographic vision. All of our Yangon photography tours are tailored to your needs and ability level.
Myanmar Travel Photography Tips
- Refresh yourself on the basic operation of your camera. Being able to quickly take over your camera’s manual controls will enable you to capture more of Myanmar’s amazing light and surroundings. Our guides can assist you with ISO, Aperture, and Shutter priority settings.
- Remember to charge your camera batteries and bring an extra memory card. Pack your gear the night before your Myanmar photo tour as we depart early to photograph the temples at sunrise.
- Smile and make verbal contact when taking photographs of people in Myanmar. Friendliness is your most powerful tool in travel photography. Our guides will introduce you to many local personalities and craftsmen on our walking photography tours in Bagan.
- Take an interest and look closer at your surroundings. Don’t be shy! Most Burmese people enjoy having their photos taken and participating in social media. Show a sincere interest in the daily lives of local people and they will often invite you to their homes for amazing portraits. When photographing temples in Myanmar, move around and seek out new perspectives to express yourself creatively.
- Slow down. We often include a brief walking meditation on our photo tours in Myanmar. This encourages us to slow down and take
noticethe details of our surroundings, preparing us to capture the splendor of Burma with our camera’s “eye”.