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Yangon’s Streets by Night

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Explore Yangon’s back streets as they come alive in the early evening and the city’s locals come out to shop and socialize.

Meander through Yangon’s bustling local markets selling everything from snacks to shoes.

Sample local treats from market stalls and shops that line narrow alleyways inaccessible to tour buses.

Relax with a cold beer at the end of the walk and take in the energy of Yangon’s vibrant 19th Street at night.

Inclusion

English-speaking guide; Snacks; A beer at the end of the tour.

Exclusion

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

Hours of operation

Available daily at 5:00pm.

Duration

Approximately 2.5 hours.

Location

Meeting point: In front of Asia Plaza Hotel, 277 Bog Yoke Aung San Road, corner of 38th Street, downtown Yangon.

Ending point: 19th Street. From here, there are plenty of taxis and the drive takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to most central Yangon hotels.

Itinerary

Experience as downtown Yangon comes alive on this city walking tour that takes you through the city’s main market district.

First up, you’ll wander through the chaos of Shwe Bontha Street, crammed with locals selling secondhand (and third- and fourth-hand) items — anything and everything from electronics to footwear (shopaholics, you’ve been warned).

But if all the excitement of the market leaves you seeking serenity, you’ll get your dose of Zen as you pass by both Buddhist and Hindu temples on the way toward China Town, and plunge back into a world where street side vendors dominate the landscape, selling everything from gold to vegetables.

As your Yangon city tour heads into China Town, you’ll stop for a refreshing drink and snack — maybe a green tea at a local tea shop or a freshly squeezed sugarcane juice at a roadside stall. Wherever your thirst guides you! Snap some photos at a nearby temple that’s adorned with hundreds of images depicting mythological scenes.

While this busy area is a shopping hotspot when evening comes, it’s still off the radar for most visitors. With blocks of little boutiques and antique shops tucked down alleyways, you could easily refurbish your house and obtain an entirely new wardrobe in one day (getting those purchases home in your luggage is another matter). And if you’re still hungry, your Yangon tour will make its way through roadside market stalls filled with fruit, vegetables, fresh seafood, and locally cooked delicacies.

Heading onto 19th Street, you’ll discover this small side street is filled vendor after vendor boasting charcoal grills, cooking up all sorts of meats, veggies, and marinades. This is the place to go for street food in Yangon, with lots of outdoor seating, bustling local life, and plenty of beer. Your guide will treat you to some of their favorite snacks and a beer to finish off this unique exploration of downtown Yangon.

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.

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