Faces of Yangon Street Photography Tour

A young nun in downtown Yangon near Bogyoke Market
A young nun in downtown Yangon near Bogyoke Market

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. 

The streets and people of bustling downtown Yangon are a playground for street photographers. The diverse ethnicities, architecture, colors, and spontaneous energy of the city provide a brilliant range of subjects for developing your technical and composition skills.

Due to its accessibility, street photography has become an increasingly popular way to create art from the everyday. Whether you use a film camera, DSLR, or even your smartphone, capturing the “decisive moment” is as challenging as it is addictive.

  • On this guided street photography walk around downtown Yangon
  • Review the basics of exposure and camera settings for street photography
  • Review the basics of framing and composition for street shooting
  • Discover essential field techniques to become an effective street photographer
  • Build confidence and conquer fear of shooting strangers in the street
  • Develop your observational and storytelling skills
  • Learn to see and observe to develop your creative personal style and perspective

More Yangon Photography Tours:

Yangon Night Photography Tour

Yangon Night Photography Tour

Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda at night
Yangon Photo Gallery

Yangon Photo Gallery

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