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Yangon by Circular Train: Life Along the Loop
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Yangon by Circular Train: Life Along the Loop

By Yangon Urban Adventures
Recommended by 90% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Exploring Yangon without a guide may mean skimming the city’s surface—missing out on its key places, way of life, and off-the-beaten-track neighborhoods. Delve deeper on a small-group tour that takes you on Yangon’s circular train line, with a guide to explain local life and culture. Pass through often-overlooked districts, stop to visit a local market, savor lunch at a Burmese restaurant, and disembark downtown to see St. Mary’s Cathedral.
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Ages 6-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:
6h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Ride Yangon’s circular train line on a revealing small-group tour
  • Feel the city’s pulse rather than just sightsee, with a guide for insight
  • See off-radar districts, visit a market, and view St. Mary’s Cathedral
  • Capped at 12 for personalized experience, with local lunch included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Train fare
  • Lunch with tea or coffee
  • Entrance fee of St.Mary Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Yangon Circular Train
  • Entry/Admission - Yangon (Rangoon)
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Independence Monument, Q5F5+6QX, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) At Independence Monument In Maha Bandula Park, Downtown Yangon
Return details
  • Yangon Central Railway Station, Kun Chan Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Yangon Central Railway Station (Kunchan Road) in Downtown Yangon

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5060MYUB

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Dress in Myanmar is conservative, so lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be knee-length or lower. Wear comfortable walking shoes and check the weather before you leave
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a raincoat if necessary
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travelers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy on our website.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Yangon by Circular Train: Life Along the Loop
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5060MYUB

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Independence Monument
    Q5F5+6QX, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
    At Independence Monument In Maha Bandula Park, Downtown Yangon
    See address & details
  • 1
    Yangon Circular Train
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Da Nyin Gone Market
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    St.Mary Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Yangon Central Railway Station
    Kun Chan Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
    Yangon Central Railway Station (Kunchan Road) in Downtown Yangon
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Taytaypuff
Taytaypuff
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Great Tour!
Had a great time on the tour. I lucked out and it ended up just being me on the tour. Myo was great! Very informati
mac8915
mac8915
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Street food tour
This was a bit of both looking around the night markets and food stalls as well as a city tour. The guide (sorry I
heidisally
heidisally
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Great intro
This was a really good way to start a trip here alone in Yangon. Got an overview of local food as well as how to wa
shivangi s
shivangi s
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the trip never happened
if possible i would have rated them zero bcoz its been an hour & v r waiting at independence monument but there is
conqueringexplorer
conqueringexplorer
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They cancelled and I’m still being charged
I booked two tours through this company. The Circular train on the 10th and this for the 11th. They told me throug
Metmarthasari
Metmarthasari
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a golden trip in Yangon
This trip is very recommended if you have only couple days in Myanmar. As they will take you to famous spots, you w
Mary N
Mary N
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This Tour Overflows with Experiences
It's a wild understatement to say that this tour was fun and constantly provided interesting experiences. The guide
yayoikusamalulu
yayoikusamalulu
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First time to Yangon
A short getaway to Yangon and we wished to know more about the city and its culture. We started our first day with
iruwa
iruwa
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Take You For a Ride - great tour!!
We were so lunky to meet our guide Peter, and had a great experience in Yangon. Really appreciated for his help and
Irish_Kiwi77
Irish_Kiwi77
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Very informative tour
I decided to take this tour on my first day in Yangon (and Myanmar), as I thought it would be a good way to get a f
Go366803
Go366803
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Great tour
Had day tour with Peter. He was so knowledgeable and showed us great time. Learned a lot about Myanmar and really e
Donnie Praditya S
Donnie Praditya S
00
Exciting Tour
It is very interesting. My tour guide take me to every important tourist place in Yangon and he has good knowledge
bandiesel
bandiesel
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Well organized tour of Yangon with a lot of background and history
Our guide Peter, I believe his real name is Htut, was fantastic and took us around some of the most culturally sign
bernadettep775
bernadettep775
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Excellent tour guide
We joined the Yangon tour on April 20 after visiting Tokyo. We stayed in Myanmar for 2 days basically to see Shweda
D_Christianto
D_Christianto
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Doddy Christianto
I booked last minute half day tour. The booking process was smooth and I met the guide - Peter (Htut). He was reall
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jhpmurphy M
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam14 contributions
Solo
Train rides offer the passenger a view of the city unavailable to most. Cityscapes look quite different when you are looking from behind.
I enjoyed the train trip . My guide, Peter, was extremely knowledgeable. His English was very good.
The train ride around Yangon provides a respite from the daily Pagoda crawl.0
Written February 6, 2020
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Paul & Edith
Tokyo, Japan10 contributions
We started the tour by viewing the rich architectural buildings and cathedral, which was a great way to experience the colonial heritage in Myanmar. The circular train was an interesting way to see a different perspective of local Myanmar life. Passengers ranged from regular commuters to people returning from the market, preparing their freshly bought produce for resale. Our guide Peter was very knowledgeable and gave insights to the Myanmar way of life. He showed us the fruit and veg market and described the way locals prepared food. We also joined the evening tour, which visited the pier, another fruit market, electronics market, and finished at Chinatown with some barbecue food. It was a fun day with great company.
Written March 4, 2020
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ForexTaurus
Chiang Mai, Thailand330 contributions
I was a little hesitant at first because I read others just went on their own for only a few dollars but having a tour guide always adds value and you get good inside information and meet other travellers. Recommend this tour. Mio was a super guide.
Written January 30, 2020
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Bobbi-Jean
Kelowna, Canada62 contributions
...but a great way to see parts of Yangon you may never get to. As of December 2019, it was more of a semi-circle train as parts of the line were under maintenance. We would have loved to experience the full track but it was still worth the effort.
Written January 30, 2020
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Janelle
6 contributions
So much fun seeing people and vendors on the train. The train is very old and run down with broken seats but that's part of the charm. it drives quite slow and you can even seat on the stairs near the door (there is no doors) You can buy some snacks and salad on the train the locals are also very friendly. $200 Kyat for the ticket witch is nothing in western standard. Definitely a highlights of Yangon
Written January 8, 2020
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Janna
7 contributions
Friends
Great experience!
We had a wonderful day. Walking through Yangon, driving with the circle Train with everybody. That was really exciting, an adventure. Also the visit of the foodmarket. I can recommanded that tour. On top we had a super lunch at a local restaurant at Yangon! Ist was a fantastic day!
Written January 9, 2020
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Judith H
42 contributions
Enjoyed the train ride- not for the scenery but the constant flow of life on the corridor of the train. Vendors, shoppers, monks, nuns - al life is here! Huge new wholesale market also worth a visit.
Mr Myo was very helpful and enjoyed lunch with him after the tour. worthwhile trip. But don't expect fireworks!
Written January 15, 2020
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Andrew H
Sydney, Australia26 contributions
Solo
Had a great day travelling on the circle train with our guide Myo.
Such an interesting experience seeing life on the train as it worked it's way around the city.

The Fresh fruits market was the highlight of the trip.

Would definitely recommend.
Written March 21, 2020
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Dieter A
Schaffhausen, Switzerland9 contributions
Just the two of us, together with our guide boarded the train at Yangon Main Station at about 09.00 in the morning.
We traveld for about 40 or 40 minutes, rogether with the local people and after getting off visited a market. According to our guide some of these market people have never seen a foreigner. This prooved to be true. When I arrived with video camera and tripod I got some strange looks. But all the people were always friendly without any objection to be filmed. A very interesting local market with fruits, vegetables and different meats.
Written November 20, 2018
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We are happy to hear that you got a great local experience. Hope to see you on another UA tour in another city. Thanks, Phyoe
Written January 15, 2019
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Kieran11
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia223 contributions
Couples
Rode this train last week - it's mildly interesting for the first ten minutes then its just monotony. The view is of slums either side of the train with rubbish strewn everywhere. The train is full of local people going about their daily lives - its pretty noisy as there is only one volume setting for everything in Myanmar - max ! Rubbish carelessly being tossed out of the windows as well as spitting of betel nut juice is not the most attractive scene I have ever witnessed. We stopped at a local wholesale food market - I have been to many markets all over the world and this is the only one that had me almost gagging - it's not fun at all and I couldn't wait to get out of the place. We decided not to ride the train anymore as it would have been another one and a half hours of the same thing.

I can see why some would find this a novelty trip but if you are an experienced traveller in developing countries it's really not offering anything new. If you want to experience the train...buy a ticket at the central station for the 9 am train and ride a few stops then take a taxi to the next place on your list.
Written January 30, 2018
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We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our train trip. We will try to develop our program more. Thanks, Phyoe
Written February 14, 2018
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