PLACEMAKERS WALK: BOGALAYZAY AND AROUND

There is no better way to discover this city than by walking its streets and absorbing its history, transformation and challenges. Join us on our unique walking tour through one of the most beautiful streets of Yangon. This is no ordinary walking tour – not only will you visit one of Yangon’s iconic heritage sites with historical interpretation from your personal guide – but you will get exclusive behind-the-scene experiences including visiting hidden heritage sites, Doh Eain’s urban renewal projects, hear local stories of the city’s transformation and challenges. This will provide you with a unique glimpse into Yangon’s rich history and daily contemporary life.

This tour will show you unique urban characteristics of Yangon in terms of its planning and design and social dynamics. We will explore one of the hidden alleyways of downtown, where Doh Eain is working with diverse communities to transform former waste dumps to vibrant places where people can meet and play; and helps to tackle the growing waste management challenges. Next to that you will visit a renovated heritage building and hear how we help preserving the city’s historical and cultural assets.

Yangon is a city filled with incredible history, colonial-era architecture and culture. If you are looking for a unique way to engage with and experience this city – this tour is for you. At the same time, you support our mission because all proceeds of this tour will go towards upkeep of the alleyways and other projects, while the attention will support ownership and pride in the alleyway neighborhoods and home owners we work with. 

Our capacity building officers will lead the walks. We guarantee you a memorable experience!

Book now by sending an inquiry to contact@doheain.com

tour outline

Beginning at our office in 41st street where you will explore the threat that Yangon is currently facing, demolishing Heritage buildings, and the process of a recycling business run by an Indian family.

We will take a quick walk towards our first alley garden project in 39th street where you will explore an alleyway, recreated with art into a place to play and meet. Here we will introduce you to our story and work you will hear first-hand about the project and learn more about waste and transportation challenges in Yangon. The tour will then move to one of the most iconic public buildings, the Secretariat, where General Aung San was assassinated in 1947.

Walking along Bogalazay Street, your guide will introduce you to its history, local stories and urban future. There, you will explore Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), which was used to be a safe and respectable housing to girls and women in the area and is one of the oldest buildings in the street.  And also show you one of our renovated heritage apartments.

Next we will visit the market that gave the Bogalazay Street its name and take a look to our 6th alley garden project on the way back to our office in 41st street.

  • Start Point: Doh Eain Office at 41 street
  • End Point: Doh Eain Office's Back Alleyway
  • Duration: Approximately 2 hours
  • Price: 15 USD per person (min 4 persons, max 12 persons)

Important disclaimer: All of Doh Eain’s impact days, walking tours and site visits involve the visit of public spaces which are in active use. Participating in Doh Eain’s activities in these spaces is at your own risk. Doh Eain conducts safety checks on sites prior to activities and also conducts safety briefings at the start of any activity. Nonetheless, Doh Eain can not be held liable for damage of personal belongings and/or personal injury resulting from joining our activities.

Contact Us;

Doh Eain
No.112, 41 street, Botahtaung Tsp., Yangon
(between Maha Bandula Road and Merchant Road)
Email – contact@doheain.com
Website- www.doheain.com
Contact Name – Zay Bo Bo (+95 979560912)