Picked up at your hotel and transfer to starting point at Immanuel Baptist Church opposite the Sule Pagoda. Start the walk from theYangon City Hall,located at the heart of the colonial-era city. Built in 1936 by Myanmar architect U Tin, it is a massive building with traditional tiered roofs, a combination of European design and engineering technology with traditional Myanmar flourishes. Nearby is theformer Immigration Department.This building was designed in 1910 to be the country’s most upmarketdepartment store,Rowe & Company. With its corner tower and top-floor balconettes, the structure retains an air of its former opulence. Proceed to theHigh Court,a 1911 brick building designed by the architect John Ransome, and another outstanding example of the grand Imperial style.
Continue to Strand Road, home to the three-storey formerNew Law Courts, built in 1931 with an imposingcolonnade of Ionic columns. Next stop is the 1916Custom House,a large building with an elegant white tower and double-faced clock above the entrance. The Art Deco periodMyanmaPort Authorityis noted for itsimposing square corner tower, wave-inspired stuccowork, and bas-relief sculptures of sailing vessels. Theformer Irrawaddy Flotilla Company’sgraceful white building and colonnaded façade is another landmark. Walk past the red brickGeneral Post Officeto the luxuriousStrand Hotel, builtin 1901 by the Sarkies brothers, Armenian hoteliers. After experience at local tea shop, return to you hotel.
(Included car, driver, English speaking guide, drinking water, cool towel and tea)