Spiritual Shwedagon Pagoda

RAN 126-201
Highlights
  • Visit the famed Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Tour the surrounding neighborhood
  • Enjoy a delicious Burmese lunch
Program Overview
Country: Myanmar (Burma)
Depart: 02/21/2017 0700
Return: 02/21/2017 1300
Duration: Half-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min 15 / Max 45
Program Fee
$42 (early booking: $39)

Field Work Conflicts
  • PSY 315 Social Psychology
  • TH 141 Introduction to Theatre
  • POLS 131 27391 Current World Problems
  • AM 460 Historic Textiles
  • GR 320 Cultural Geography
  • SOC 105 Social Problems (Section 2)
  • POLS 241 Comparative Government and Politics

In the morning, your guide will meet you at the Thilawa Port and start the half day Spiritual Shwedagon Pagoda tour in Yangon. So what’s behind the golden façade of the Shwedagon Pagoda? During this interactive half day tour we take you through the back door and show you the full history of the pagoda, the daily life of all people living in the immediate surroundings of the pagoda and a deeper insight in the Buddhist religion and how the spiritual belief is mixed with the belief in nats – the Myanmar spirits. An intriguing half day tour starting from the bottom of the hill and passing the workshops, markets and monasteries which will be useful or even essential to understand more of the country during the rest of your journey. The tour includes offerings to monks and the pagoda, a visit to a fortune teller, and a Burmese lunch. We return to the ship after the tour.

Meals Included

Lunch