Eastern Yangon Walking Tour, Yangon (Self Guided)

Eastern Yangon Tour will guide you to the most exciting places you've ever been. You will be able to visit the local markets so popular with tourists and locals alike, the city's historical jewels such as City Hall and High Court Building. At the end of the tour, visit the monastery and perhaps do some meditation.
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Eastern Yangon Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Eastern Yangon Walking Tour
Guide Location: Myanmar » Yangon (See other walking tours in Yangon)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km
Author: StaceyP
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Ministers' Office

1) Ministers' Office

Ministers' Office is located on 300 Theinbyu Road. This building was the site where General Aung San was assassinated in 1947. Once it was the office of Ministers, and during the English colonial era it was known as the Secretariat. The building is no longer in use but it teaches about the political history of Myanmar.
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High Court Building

2) High Court Building

High Court Building is situated on Pansodan Street near City Hall in Yangon. It is the highest court in Myanmar. It was once the residence of the highest appeals court. The building of the High Court was designed by James Ransome, a famous architect, in British colonial style. The building itself was finished in 1911 and is noted for its British Queen Anne Style architecture, built in red and white brick. It is listed on the Yangon City Heritage List. The construction features a clock tower.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Colonial Buildings

3) Colonial Buildings

The British seized Yangon and all of Lower Burma in the Second Anglo-Burmese War of 1852, and subsequently transformed Yangon into the commercial and political hub of British Burma. Based on the design by army engineer Lt. Alexander Fraser, the British constructed a new city on a grid plan on delta land. The British also established hospitals including Yangon General Hospital and colleges including Yangon University.

Colonial Yangon, with its spacious parks and lakes and mix of modern buildings and traditional wooden architecture, was known as "the garden city of the East." By the early 20th century, Yangon had public services and infrastructure on par with London. The Colonial buildings were used as colonial government in fighting against oppressed in Burma.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Maha Bandula Garden

4) Maha Bandula Garden

Maha Bandula Garden is a recreation area and a green oasis in the city of Yangon. The park is surrounded by the most majestic buildings of the city - the Sule Pagoda, City Hall and the High Court. The park was named after General Maha Bandula who fought against the British. The park features the Independence Monument installed to commemorate Burmese independence from the British in 1948. It is popular with Tai-Chi practitioners in the mornings and evenings.
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Yangon City Hall

5) Yangon City Hall (must see)

Yangon City Hall is located near the Maha Bandula Garden. It was designed in syncretic Burmese style by Burmese architect U Tin and features traditional tiered roofs. The architecture of the building features some interesting details such as the green peacock ornamentation above the central doorway and Burmese artistic elements on the pillars and roof. The construction of the building was completed in 1936. Several times it was the centre of active political demonstrations.
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Theingyi Market

6) Theingyi Market

Theingyi is the largest market for locals in Myanmar. The market offers all sorts of goods, such as food, clothes, cloths, cosmetics, parfumes, herbal medicines and toys. You can find absolutely everything including hand-made objects and souvenirs. The building of the market was built in 1988.
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Bogyoke Market

7) Bogyoke Market (must see)

Bogyoke Market was initially called Scott's Market. It is one of the largest bazaars in Yangon. The market features colonial architecture and is the most popular attraction for tourists. It offers a great variety of jewellery shops, antiques, handicrafts and clothing boutiques. It is also a place where locals come often, as they sell medicine, garments and all kinds of food.
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Sakura Tower

8) Sakura Tower

Sakura Tower is situated in the heart of Yangon. The tower was designed by Japanese architects Nihon Sekkei Inc. and was built by another company. The most amazing things that Sakura Tower can provide are the back-up generators to ensure power supply.
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Yangon Central Railway Station

9) Yangon Central Railway Station (must see)

Yangon Central Railway Station is the largest railway station in Myanmar. It was initially built in 1877 but unfortunately was destroyed in WWII, and rebuilt from 1947-1954. The building of the station is designed in traditional Burmese style. The Railway Station was added to the list of national landmarks in 1996.
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Theim Phyu Market

10) Theim Phyu Market

Theim Phyu Market is one of the most popular markets in Yangon. It was intended as a marketplace for locals. The market offers fruit, vegetables, medicinal plants, clothes and other stuff. It is a great place for tourists as it provides insight into the everyday lives of the native people of Myanmar.
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Shwe Kyin Monastery

11) Shwe Kyin Monastery

Shwe Kyin is a monastery in eastern Yangon. It is an absolutely perfect place to finish the walking tour. You will be able to observe the life of the monks. Every day before sunset they line up for prayer,s leaving their slippers at the entrance of the temple. The monastery is also popular for its old meditation caves, some of which date back to old times.

Walking Tours in Yangon, Myanmar

Create Your Own Walk in Yangon

Create Your Own Walk in Yangon

Creating your own self-guided walk in Yangon is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Western Yangon Walking Tour

Western Yangon Walking Tour

The western region of the Yangon is the most magnificent and interesting part of the city. There are many tourist attractions of the highest caliber such as the Royal Barge, Shwedagon Pagoda and the National Museum. There are many thing to see there, so take this walking tour and don't miss out on seeing some of the most spectacular attractions in western Yangon.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.9 km
Religious Tour in Yangon

Religious Tour in Yangon

Yangon has a number of religious places that are a must see for each visitor that comes to Myanmar. There is a mix of religions in this city, which is why you can see different sacred places from pagodas (characteristic of Myanmar) to Baptist churches that were founded many decades ago, with the arrival of the missioners. Take this religious tour to visit the sacred places of Yangon.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Yangon for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Yangon has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Yangon, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.