Thanlyin Day Return Trip
(Departure on Every Wednesday)
Yangon - Thanlyin - Kyauk Tan
All Year Round
What's Special About
Thanlyin (formerly known as, Syriam) has been a major port city in Myanmar since 15th century. It was once under Portugese mercenary Filipe Di Brito. During his ruling years, Filipe Di Brito defiled numerous buddhist temples for making bullets. In 1599, Filipe Di Brito sided with Nat Shin Naung and invaded Burmese's Bago. He lost and was then punished to death for defiling buddhist temples. Nat Shin Naung himself was executed for his rebel act. Due to trade arrangment with Portugese since 15th century, Thanlyin is the first city in Myanmar to receive Christian missionaries and have the first church in Myanmar. During WW I and II, Thanlyin was a station for oil refinery for Burma.
A delightful excursion to Thanlyin (Syriam) offers simple rural life right outside of Yangon. Once ruled by Portugese Mercenary Fillipe de Brito in 16th century, our tour to Thanlyin will tell you about its interesting past through these attractions:
Ye Le Kyauk Tan Pagoda: Enjoy the boat ride from the jetty to the pagoda, on the small island and enjoy feeding to giant catfish in the river.
Kyaik Khauk Pagoda: Offers a good view of Yangon at a distance in which the two tombs of famous Burmese Scholars exist.
Portuguese Church: Built in 18th century as the first church in Myanmar housing Filipe Di Brito's tomb.
Botahtaung Pagoda: Famous Landmark on Yangon's waterfront with hollow inside for devotees to walk through.
*Departing every Wednesday, Book by Tuesday 3 PM via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number +9512314870
USD 65 per person
Admission fees to mentioned attractions
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