Walk with Yangon Heritage Trust

and Support Our Work

YHT’s trained tour guides will lead you into the heart of old Yangon with stories and anecdotes from its colourful and layered history from its earliest beginnings to the modern day. Find out what makes the city unique.
Tours are on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tours start at 9AM  and 3PM. Please see the schedule below for details. Each tour lasts approximately 2.5 hrs. All proceeds from the tour go towards YHT’s continued advocacy for the protection of Yangon’s unique urban heritage.
Private/bespoke tour for tour agencies and schools/universities are available upon request. For more information, please contact tours@yangonheritagetrust.org.

TOUR ROUTES

01 BUSTLING CITY – WESTERN DOWNTOWN
(Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday – 9AM & 3PM)
Get an insider’s taste of life in Yangon’s vibrant historic downtown.
Beginning at YHT’s office on lower Pansodan Road, the tour passes through leafy Bank Street, lined with fascinating historic buildings. We then visit key sites in the city’s central area, including City Hall, the High Court, and (on Sunday mornings) the Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue while exploring historic residential streets. The tour ends at Bogyoke Market in the morning and on 19th Street, a local nightlife hotspot, in the evening.
* The Synagogue is only open in the morning and closed on Sundays.
02 SEAT OF POWER – SECRETARIAT AND SURROUNDS
(Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday – 9AM & 3PM)
Visit the city’s former administrative core and the grand Secretariat.
This tour starts at the YHT office and covers historic sites in the former commercial and administrative core. We visit a well-preserved residential area in the city’s east, then enter the nationally historic Secretariat where General Aung San was assassinated in 1947, and independence was marked a year later. On the way, try some local tea at a historic teashop.
03 CITY OF DIVERSITY – MULTI-CULTURAL YANGON
(Wednesday & Saturday – 9AM)
Visit historic places of worship and learn about Yangon’s amazing cultural diversity.
Since its founding, Yangon has been a city of diversity. Join this tour to explore the busy downtown where all the world’s major religions are observed and people of diverse backgrounds live in harmony. The tour will visit pagodas, mosques, churches, temples and a synagogue. It starts at the YHT office on Pansodan Street and ends at Guangdong Guanyin Temple on Latha Street.
Participants are required to wear respectful clothing. Please visit here for details.
04 LION DANCERS – YANGON’S CHINATOWN
(Sunday – 3PM)
Explore the bustling streets of Latha and learn about Yangon’s Chinese heritage.
After a bus ride from YHT’s offices to Latha Street, this tour will explore Yangon’s Chinatown. With its fascinating sights, many clan associations and temples, this area is a unique melting pot of cultures, where Chinese immigrants became part of Myanmar during colonial times. The tour ends at 19th Street, a local nightlife hotspot.

RESERVATION CALENDAR


YHT Walking Tour for Local Residents

YHT has provided free walking tours for local residents since 2014. Conducted in Burmese, these walking tours take place twice a month during tour season with the help of volunteers. To join our free walking tours, please stay tuned on our Facebook page where we announce our upcoming tours.

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