Travel outside of the Yangon city centre to get a true feel for the local way of life by hopping on the slow train for an exciting and unexpected day trip that will indulge your senses and intrigue your mind! See the colourful and lively goings-on in the local lifestyle as you peek into the bustling marketplaces, shops and streets. Meet your group and then head over to the Central Railway Station where you will hop on the commuter rail network called the circular train that services the entire Yangon metropolitan area covering nearly 46 kilometres with 39 stops, encompassing nearby towns and suburbs.
Experience an exciting 3-hour journey, stopping at Da Nyin Gone Station along the way to visit a bustling local market where we will have 45 minutes to explore the shops and stalls, chat with local vendors and take a moment to watch life go by. Sip a freshly brewed coffee or tea at a local shop and learn about the basic necessities of life for local people.
Hop back on the train and travel towards Pazundaung station downtown. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant and people-watch as the crowds busily pass by on the street. Take a short walk along the downtown city streets to see the crowded bike-repair shops, nut and bread vendors making a living.
Peek into Saint Mary’s Cathedral to awe at this beautiful church in the city and learn about the city’s impressive spiritual and cultural heritage. Get your fill of the Yangon city life on this extensive trip around the metropolitan area with the chance to get a taste of local life!
Dress standard: 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.