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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
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 (65)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank venita2015
Reviewed 5 September 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
Reviewed 25 August 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 27 August 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

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile
Thank you Myo

I booked a trip with Urban Adventure through online at USD33. My tour guide Myo is very knowledgeable and informative, explained the history, fruits and vegetables in the market, and local cuisine that served for our lunch endlessly. It is a fruitful trip. Myo is...More

1  Thank Jane G
Yangon_UA, Manager at Yangon Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review, Jane.Yes, Myo is one of our best guide with very good personality. Hope to see you on another UA trip in another city. Thank you, Phyoe

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Train an Experience Not to Be Missed - Myo is Knowledgeable and Attentive

You won't understand Yangon unless you experience the train and the reseller's market. An incredible experience. Myo was very accommodating and attentive. He tailored the tour and shared insights in the areas I was most interested in. Our lunch was at a nice local place...More

3  Thank cnawan
Yangon_UA, Manager at Yangon Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank your so much for your review. Yes, Myo is one of our best UA guide in Myanmar. Hope to see you on UA tour in another city. Thanks, Phyoe

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29 July 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
5 June 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!