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 Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Both routes are available in the morning (9am) and afternoon (4pm/3pm in December and January). 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.
ROUTE A : STRAND ROAD TO BOGYOKE MARKET/CHINATOWN
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 at a bustling night market in Chinatown in the afternoon.
* The Synagogue is only open in the morning and close on Sundays.
ROUTE B : EAST DOWNTOWN AND THE SECRETARIAT
This route starts and ends 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 Sofaers Building, the General Post Office, and the environs of the Secretariat—where General Aung San and cabinet ministers were assassinated in 1947.
Schedule Notice : Regular walking tours are not available from April 2018 to the end of August 2018. The tours will resume on 1 September 2018.
Private tours for tour agencies and schools/universities are available upon request. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
YHT Free Walking Tour