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Colonial Heritage of Yangon

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 602

The perfect Yangon stopover for those interested in Burma’s colonial period, start or end your Myanmar tour with a few days in the former capital, discovering its political history, old and new.


This 3-day stop in Yangon will fascinate history and politics buffs alike, with a tour of colonial landmarks, and the childhood home of Aung San Suu Kyi.

A Yangon city tour begins with the diplomatic area, where some of the city’s richest colonial architecture can be found. You’ll also visit the 2500 year old Sule Pagoda, as well as the Chauk Htat Gui Pagoda, home to the Reclining Buddha. Your first afternoon stop is the General Aung San House Museum, where you can discover the story of Burma’s post-colony emergence. The building itself is a beautiful villa from that time, which was Aung San’s last residence, and the childhood home of Aung San Suu Kyi. Before dinner, stop in at Kandawgyi Royal Barge and the ninety-nine metre high Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon’s most famous landmark. On your final planned day, explore the Kalaywa Monastery, disembarking after lunch.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 602

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Yangon

Upon arrival into Yangon, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Chatrium Hotel Yangon

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    Chatrium Hotel Yangon



    Chatrium Hotel Yangon is a beautiful city resort located right in the heart of the Yangon City, along the western shore of Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) and Kandawgyi Natural Park. The property is facing towards the magnificent Shwe Dagon Pagoda. The hotel was built in ...

    Chatrium Hotel Yangon is a beautiful city resort located right in the heart of the Yangon City, along the western shore of Royal Lake (Kandawgyi Lake) and Kandawgyi Natural Park. The property is facing towards the magnificent Shwe Dagon Pagoda. The hotel was built in Colonial Style with revived Asian and Eastern architectural design featuring the splendour of bygone days. The traditional décor and the gallery-like atmosphere of the lobby area, together with outstanding service from the staff, assure an experience true to the spirit of traditional Asia.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Yangon

Today begins with a Yangon city tour which will take you to the diplomatic area, highlighting some of the rich colonial architecture dating back from the British occupation to the downtown area. Stops will be made at famous landmarks including the Sule Pagoda, which is over 2500 years old and occupies the centre of the city. This is an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography. Continue onto the beautiful Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, famous for its Reclining Buddha.

After lunch, visit the General Aung San House Museum which is a museum dedicated to General Aung San, considered to be the Father of modern-day Burma. Established in 1962, the two-story museum was Aung San's last residence before his assassination in July 1947. It is a colonial-era villa, built in 1921, where his daughter Aung San Suu Kyi grew up as a child. His place in history as the Architect of Burmese Independence and a national hero is assured both from his own legacy and due to the activities of his daughter. For many years, the museum was opened only for three hours each year. The museum formally reopened on 24 March 2012. There will be time for a photo stop at Kandawgyi Royal Barge. Before sunset, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most famous landmark in Yangon and the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese. It is 99 metres and dominates the skyline of the city.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Departure Yangon

Today you will have an early start to the day and visit Kalaywa Monastery. This holy learning center covers 17.016 acres of land on the second highest hillock in Yangon. Upon arrival here you will be delighted to see the green and verdant trees and plants growing all over the area. You also get to observe Instructor and student conducting purity of Buddhist Scriptures as well as modern academic studies. After the monastery tour enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

Remainder of time at leisure until it is time for your departure to the airport.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily except in April

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights first class accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Private touring and transfers
  • Meals as indicated
  • Entrance fees for the specified sites
  • Expert English speaking local guides

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

*Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share in low season. Subject to availability.

TB DESTINAYAN15SG: YGN11B 2
1 Mar 2018
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