Inside Burma Tours

Architectural walking tour of Yangon

Explore Yangon's incredible architecture, strolling between golden temples, local houses, iconic sites and faded colonial buildings.

Yangon boasts an incredible range of architectural highlights, reflecting the city's long and varied history. Walking around the central districts of downtown, this tour visits many of buildings on the Yangon City Heritage List - a catalogue of 188 man-made structures mainly consisting of religious landmarks and colonial-era buildings. 

Highlights include City Hall, the old railway station and the former Minister's office where General Aung San was assassinated. Interspersed throughout the guided walk are various religious sites such as St Mary's Cathedral, built in 1899, and the Buddhist landmarks of Sule Paya and Botataung Pagoda.

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Architectural walking tour of Yangon

located in Yangon

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