Yangon Culture Tour
Yangon culture tour. First proceed through downtown to explore the city centre and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites. The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in South East Asia. You’ll start at the post office, a lovely historic building, passing by the Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and the Independence Monument along the way. Then visit the famous Chauk Htat Kyi, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. The feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often seeing many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Intersperse in the tour are various religious sites such as the St Mary’s Cathedral, built in 1899, and the Buddhist landmarks of Sule Paya and over 100 year old beautiful Rangoon Synagogue . Next is a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall royal floating barge. Our final visit is to the Shwedagon Pagoda, with its glittering gold stupa. At the pagoda observe local pilgrims and monks offering their devotions.
Yangon Religion & Diversity Tour
Students will enjoy a religion and diversity tour. Our first visit to the Scott Market, the sprawling 75-year-old market. At the market you will find a whole variety of interesting Burmese souvenirs, from lacquer ware to gems & jewelry – bargain at the stores to fully experience the Burmese market atmosphere! Drive through the city and observe the influences of other cultures in the region. Intersperse in the tour are various religious sites such as the St Mary’s Cathedral, built in 1899, and the Buddhist landmarks of Sule Paya and over 100 year old beautiful Rangoon Synagogue. In there you will have the opportunity to meet with Trustee of the Synagogue to learn the Jewish Life in the Pagoda Land. Then visit Little India and Chinatown – stop to greet the vendors and let them introduce you to their wares – some familiar, some exotic.
Bagan Culture Tour
Began culture tour. Begin our exploration by visiting a busy local market and gain an insight into the bustling market atmosphere in Bagan. Students will spend the day exploring the architectural masterpieces of this amazing town by visiting a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples. In the late afternoon climbing to the top of the Temple for sunset views. Sit back relax and be amazed by the beauty of Bagan as you watch the sun slowly set behind the ancient Pagodas.
Mandalay Culture Tour
Mandalay culture tour. Legendary Mandalay, a city of great cultural importance. This morning visit the second most sacred image in Myanmar is the Mahamuni Pagoda. We then proceed to a local artisan’s workshops of gold leaf making, woodcarving and marble carving. Next visit is to the Golden Palace Monastery famous for its intricate woodcarvings. Continue to the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is known as the world largest book due to the Buddhist scripture carved on 729 marble slabs. Our final visit is to a 200-year-old teak bridge, the most photographic site in Myanmar.