Welcome to the Secretariat

open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Secretariat is Yangon’s most intriguing and beautiful historic architectural landmark. The Victorian-colonial masterpiece that sits on almost 16 acres in the heart of Yangon was once the seat of British administration in Burma.

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Daily Guided Tour

The Secretariat Yangon’s Daily Guided Tours offer vistiors a peak behind closed doors and construction scaffolding.

Explore the history of the colossal colonial building and learn the details of the complex’s multi-year effort while being escorted by an expert local guide.

Tours are available every hour

See ticket pricing

Foreign Local
Adult $10 USD/ 15,000ks per 3,000ks per
Child $5 USD/ 8,000 ks per 1,000 ks per

(under 12 yrs of age)

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Rise of The Secretariat Yangon

After the British annexation of Upper Burma in 1886, the British colonial government’s administrative work increased exponentially resulting in an urgent need to expand the cramped and poorly lit administration building original located on Strand Road. The British assigned Henry Hoyne-Fox, executive engineer at government’s public works the task of designing a sprawling new Victorian-style complex on 16 acres in the heart of Yangon. Design and construction of the complex began in the 1889.

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