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

1. WEST DOWNTOWN & MARKETS
(Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday – 9AM & 3PM)
Beginning at YHT’s office on lower Pansodan Road, the tour passes through Bank Street, which is the legal district of the city. It covers top sites in the central part of the city, including Sule Pagoda, the City Hall, the High Court, and the Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue*—the only synagogue in Myanmar. The tour ends at Bogyoke Market in the morning and in the 19th Street, the local nightlife hotspot, in the evening.
* The Synagogue is only open in the morning and closed on Sundays.
2. EAST DOWNTOWN & SECRETARIAT
(Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday – 9AM & 3PM)
This route starts at the YHT office and covers buildings and locations along the historic commercial and administrative centre, as well as the most well-preserved residential area in the eastern part of downtown. It includes the former headquarters of the legendary Irrawaddy Flotilla company, the former Sofaer Building, the General Post Office, and the environs of the Secretariat—where General Aung San and cabinet ministers were assassinated in 1947. There will be a short tea-break at a local teashop.
3. CITY OF DIVERSITY
(Wednesday & Saturday – 9AM)
Since its founding, Yangon has always been a city of diversity. Join this tour to explore downtown Yangon where people of different religions and backgrounds live alongside each other in harmony. The tour will pass through pagodas, mosques, churches, temples and a synagogue. It starts at 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.
4. CHINATOWN
Coming soon!

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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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