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Yangon by Circular Train: Life Along the Loop

  • 4-hour Yangon tour by commuter rail
  • Jump on the circular train and ride past the city center around Yangon’s metropolitan area
  • Immerse in the local life at a bustling vegetable market
Yangon by Circular Train: Life Along the Loop
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Yangon by Circular Train: Life Along the Loop
From $33.00
Hop aboard the circular train in Yangon for an authentic experience of the city and its suburbs. Traveling with a knowledgeable local guide on this commuter line gives you the chance to witness daily life in the former capital of Myanmar (Burma) as it passes through suburban districts rarely visited by tourists. Disembark to experience vibrant markets, colorful shops and the Largest Cathedral in Myanmar. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more customized experience of the 28-mile (46-km) circular route.
What to Expect
Life Along the Loop The 28-mile (46-km) circular train has 39 stations and the loop connects several satellite towns and suburban neighborhoods. Riding this local commuter train, the railway network for the Yangon Metropolitan Area, provides a genuine experience of Yangon. Even better, your guide can show you hidden gems that would be difficult to locate on your own while explaining unfamiliar sights and customs. Start your half-day tour by making your own way to the Asia Plaza Hotel to meet your guide and small-group companions.

After introductions, walk over to the Central Railway Station to board the circular train. Begin your journey out of the city center to see an authentic slice of Yangon and its colorful urban lifestyle. The entire loop takes about three hours, however your group will get off at certain stops to explore local attractions. At Da Nyin Gone Station, disembark to visit a bustling local market for about 45 minutes, checking out the food stalls and experiencing the rhythms of daily life. Your guide points out items that are considered essential to daily life, and you might purchase refreshments from one of the local vendors. Next up, return to the train and ride to Yangon’s downtown. Have a stop for a tasty lunch of local cuisine. The last spot will be the largest Cathedral in Myanmar- St.Mary Cathedral.

By the end of your tour, enjoy a deeper appreciation of Yangon’s rich cultural heritage, including its colonial past, impressive architecture and spiritual traditions.
Reviews (68)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting local tour

One of the highlights is to visit the local market at one stop where you can see the real Yangon people. Our guide Win is knowledgeable in the items that the vendors are selling. He also sent us some nice pictures taken in the journey....More

Thank 184leungt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
40 minutes circular train - a great experience

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...More

2  Thank 1901susi
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile
Well worth the investment of your time

Thank you to Win, my guide, for a great trip around the perimeter of Yangon via the railroad. It was a way to see the daily lives of many people as they went about their lives, especially those buying and selling the market goods from...More

2  Thank venita2015
Yangon_UA, Manager at Yangon Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank yo so much for your lovely review. I will let Win know about it. Yes, he is one of our best, young and enthusiastic guide. Hope to see you on another UA tour. Thanks again, Phyoe

Reviewed September 5, 2018
'Ordinary Class' is not ordinary at all!

What a fun morning we had, hosted along the circular train route to the fruit and veg market at Danyingon by Ke, our freelance guide. We were met at the Asia Plaza Hotel, a $3 cab ride from our hotel (Yangon Savoy) and taken to...More

1  Thank Mike B
Yangon_UA, Manager at Yangon Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mike, Thank you very much for your very detailed and informative review about our train tour. I will let "Kay" know about your review as well. Best.Day.Ever, Phyoe

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Great glimpse of Yangon's inner districts and a must for rail enthusiasts

My 'Let Yangon Take you for a Ride' tour with knowledgeable guide Win was everything I'd hoped for on my first full day in Yangon. Win patiently described the sometimes surprising produce on offer at the (non-touristy) railside Danyingone wholesale fruit and vegetable market, and...More

Thank MichaelG77
Yangon_UA, Manager at Yangon Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Dear Michael, We are also happy that you had a great time on your first day in Yangon. Yes, Win is a very knowledgeable guide with good English. Thanks for joining us and hope to see you on another UA trip in another UA city....More

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Wendy C
November 16, 2018|
Response from Kay Khing C |
It is short distance & It'll take 5-10 mins walk.
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Diamond_Voyage_Tour | Reviewed this property |
No need to make a book for your circular train in Yangon. You can buy your ticket at the ticket counter and ride a train. There are also many kids on the train, so don't worry for it. But just noted that there will be very... More
June 5, 2018|
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Response from P W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how much the tickets are as our guide bought them. We did get on and off with the same tickets. It's a great experience, but may be very crowded. Great way to meet the locals!