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Yangon City Tour & The Shwedagon Pagoda

The city of Yangon may not be the capital of Myanmar (Burma) any more since its move to Nay Pyi Taw back in 2005. However it is still the country’s natural home and heart of the country. The city is the country’s most vibrant city and offers the visitor an array of sights, sounds and tastes.

There is nothing better than getting acquainted with this remarkable city by enjoying one of the tours that See Asia Differently can offer you. Whether you are interested in people, food, architecture or just getting lost in the cites streets and markets; Yangon has something for everyone.

Take a full or half day tour of Yangon and visit the Shwedagon Pagoda

Yangon Full & Half City Tours

Get to know the city of Yangon more on our insightful city tours. Go back in time and learn about the cities past and its glorious old colonial buildings, get lost down some of the cities interesting back alleys, integrate with the locals and explore the amazing markets and old hidden shops where you can unearth antique oddities and treasures from time to time.

The Shwedagon Pagoda

This is Myanmar’s most sacred religious site and will simply blow you away with its size but also the sense of feeling you get from visiting the famous shrine. Whatever time you visit there will all ways be something going on and a certain buzz of mystery and excitement. However the best time to visit is at sunset; as at this time the light changes dramatically on looks simply stunning as it bounces of the golden pagoda.

Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon city tour

Yangon Architecture

The city of Yangon is a city for the senses and an architects dream when it comes down to colonial buildings. Unfortunately a few buildings were lost during the bombing in the second world war but there are silll enough spectacular buildings to marvel at.

Some of the best examples:

  • City Hall – Built in 1936 by local architect U Tin
  • The Post Office – Built in 1911 by architect John Begg
  • Customs House – Built in 1915 by architect John Begg
  • The Secretariat (Ministers’ Building) – Completed in 1905
  • The High Court – Built in 1911 by architect James Ransome

Recommended Itineraries:
Golden Land, Myanmar Express, Inle Lake Romance, Myanmar Through a Lens

Towns & Cities in Myanmar

Have a look at all the cities and towns of Myanmar

Myanmar has no shortage of captivating destination to visit on your holiday. Refer to our Towns & cities guide to plan the perfect trip.

Essential Myanmar Travel Information

(Check out our helpful travel information before leaving home)

Our Favourite Hotels in Myanmar

There are so many beautiful hotels to choose from in Myanmar. So we have selected a few of our most favourite and characterful hotels; giving you a taste of what you can expect.

Our most popular Myanmar Holidays

Browse through our Myanmar holiday suggestions and get some inspiration.
We can then tailor-make a Myanmar holiday just for you!

Myanmar Photography Tour

Myanmar Photography Tour

15 Days / 14 Nights
Price from: $3,659 per person

Myanmar Boat Cruises

Myanmar Boat Cruises

5 to 15 Day Cruises
Price from: $1,099 per person

Myanmar Birding Discovery

Myanmar Birding Discovery

9 Days / 8 Nights
Price from: $2,259 per person

Golf & the Golden Temples of Myanmar

Golf & the Golden Temples of Myanmar

6 Days / 5 Nights
Price from: $1,599 per person

Myanmar Joining Group Tour (Solo Trips)

Myanmar Joining Group Tour (Solo Trips)

13 Days / 12 Nights
Price from: $3,059 per person

Burmese Days

Burmese Days

16 Days / 15 Nights
Price from: $2,699 per person

Island Hopping Myanmar

Island Hopping Myanmar

8 Days / 7 Nights
Price from: $3,099 per person

Inle Lake Romance

Inle Lake Romance

12 Days / 11 Nights
Price from: $2,399 per person

Faces of Myanmar

Faces of Myanmar

14 Days / 13 Nights
Price from: $2,899 per person

Golden Land

Golden Land

13 Days / 12 Nights
Price from: $2,199 per person

Myanmar Uncovered

Myanmar Uncovered

8 Days / 7 Nights
Price from: $1,399 per person

Myanmar Express

Myanmar Express

7 Days / 6 Nights
Price from: $1,199 per person

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