We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A lttle bit of history.”

Aung San Suu Kyi House
Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A lttle bit of history.”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Unfortunately the tall fence and razor wire make 'The Lady's' house a bit unremarkable. However, it was good to be near the home where Aung San Suu Kyi was incarcerated for such a long time and reflect on the sad history of this beautiful country.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank SusieQ1950
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

449 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    76
    89
    182
    76
    26
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A house as tourism spot”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

From the front, this house looks like ordinary house. Nothing special except the front gate with the writing "NLD" on the right and left side of the gate. One thing that makes this house different is the view of tourists (foreigner) take picture using this house (gate) as background

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank RetnaWulandari
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Most people will only see a high wall topped with barbed wire, a photo of Aung San Suu Kyi's father, and lots of tourists. Even when Aung San Suu Kyu appeared in her convoy, the most interesting sight was the almost hysterical reaction of some of the tourists trying to get photos.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank KelJay37
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cambria, CA
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A drive by”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

You will surely be driven by this large gated, high security compound. There is actually very little to see over the garbed wire topped wall, but whatever there actually is there remains well hidden.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank docred
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
maryland
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“it's a big gate, folks”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

I, like many tourists, wanted a snapshot out in front of this house. In fact, I had to wait my turn behind a vanfull of Japanese tourists. There is nothing but a large gate with a security window in it. There were no guards on the street, but was told they are patient if you snap a picture and move on. There are no areas right there for casual hanging out.

What you should look at is the homes that line the winding lanes getting back to her house. They are massive, ornate residences buried in lush, well tended gardens and ringed with eight foot tall security walls. Security gaurds were noticable at several of these properties. My taxi driver told me these were the homes of the cronies, the drinking and business buddies of the generals. The difference (pointed out by my driver) between how they lived and the other 98% of the population is starteling.

They picked some of the nicest streets in Yangon to reside in. Once you get your picure in front of the gate, drive around this neighborhood a little. Many of the homes are older, and you can still see that colonial granduer from decades past. This will give you a little more idea of life in this area than the disappointing gate you will see in front of the house you came for.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank mitchunleashed
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Aung San Suu Kyi House also viewed

Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region
Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region
 
Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region
Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region
 

Been to Aung San Suu Kyi House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing