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Tradition & Culture in Yangon by Urban Adventures

Highlights / General details
Get in touch with Burma's unique traditions and culture via visits to pagodas, parks, museums, and markets.

Immerse yourself in Yangon culture and traditions.
Explore Chaukhtetkyi Pagoda and its revered reclining Buddha.
Wander through a local residential neighborhood and the beautiful Kandawgyi Park.
Marvel at the beauty of the Shwedagon Pagoda and its iconic golden dome.
Observe locals and monks offering their devotions as the sun sets across the golden Pagoda.

Inclusion
Local English speaking guide; Coach transportation and driver; Entry fee to temple and Pagoda; Local tea/coffee.

Exclusion
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Items of a personal nature; Food or additional beverages; Gratuities.

Hours of operation
Available daily departing at 2:00pm. No tour departures on April 13-17.
Closure of sites: Every Monday and gazette holidays.

Duration
Approximately 4-5 hours.

Location
Departs from and returns to 277 Bog Yoke Aung San Road, corner of 38th Street, Downtown Yangon.

Itinerary
Ready to see what all the fuss is about? Burma (Myanmar) has a truly fascinating history, tradition, and culture, and this Yangon city tour will give you the opportunity to explore some of the city’s icons and better understand local life here.
Meet your local, English-speaking guide, jump in our van, and head to Chaukhtetkyi Pagoda, home to a reclining Buddha that's one of the most honored in the country and one of the largest in all of Myanmar.
Your cultural tour of Yangon will continue with a walk through the local residential area, through Kandawgyi Park. Along the way, your guide will share local stories and anecdotes, as well as answer the many questions you likely have about local life in the city. We’ll pause for a tea break and people watching before heading into the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Inside the eastern entrance of the Pagoda you’ll find a very different type of local market, which will give you an idea of how significant Buddhism is in daily life here in Burma. After enjoying the market for a bit, we’ll climb a long, stair-filled corridor up to the Pagoda platform, accompanied by your guide’s explanation of locals’ unique Buddhist beliefs.
The magnificent golden dome of the Pagoda rises an impressive 98 meters above its base and is said to have been covered with tons and tons of pure gold, along with numerous precious stones such as jade, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds. Humbling in its beauty, the Pagoda dome is one of the city’s most iconic places, and is the perfect spot in which to cap off a Yangon city tour of tradition and culture.
After sufficient time exploring the Pagoda and its dome, we’ll meet our van and head back to the meeting point, about a thirty-minute drive away. Should you wish to remain at the Pagoda, you are welcome to do so, however you will be responsible for your own transportation back into the center of town.

Additional Information
Dress in Burma (Myanmar) is conservative, so lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be knee-length or below. Wear comfortable walking shoes and check the weather before you leave, and come equipped with sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a raincoat if necessary.

Participant restrictions
Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Policies
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Photography is not permitted in the interior of the Aung San Museum.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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