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Mysterious Tomb & First Church of Myanmar

This place is just near to the Thanlyin Oil Refinary Factory which is still operating since 1925... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Thet Zin M
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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nice place to be, interesting and amazin place and not a lot of foreigner are going their. You need... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
psychopat
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Verviers, Belgium
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27 Dec 2017
“ANCIENT CHURCH RUINS”
29 Mar 2017
“Interesting Insight To the Portugese in Myanmar”
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

This is a 18th-century old Portuguese church ruins that was destroyed by the Burmese king after they recaptured Thanlyin.The walls were covered with creepers, weed and mold. There was a tomb inside the surrounding walls. Overall...the church is not well kept although the walls seem...More

Thank Eileen T
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It is about half an hour from downtown Yangon and when you get there is not too much to see. All notices are in Burmese so I would read up on the internet first so you know the fascinating story of Philip de Brito the...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This place is just near to the Thanlyin Oil Refinary Factory which is still operating since 1925. We tried to visit Thanlyin Oil Refinery Factory but the guard didn't let us enter. Probably because, we asked for permission. If we didn't we might be able...More

2  Thank Thet Zin M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Mostly all parts of the church was ruined, but still attractive. The tomb of the missionary also remain in the middle of the ruined church.

Thank Zayar19
Reviewed 16 June 2016

nice place to be, interesting and amazin place and not a lot of foreigner are going their. You need to go to...

Thank psychopat
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This church ruin is somewhat difficult to find and is in Thanlyin just on the edge of Yangon. Luckily I knew a local man who knew about this church and where it was located. The church was built in 1749 and destroyed shortly after. In...More

Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed 23 February 2015

This place is off the beaten track and diffuclt to find. It is being left to fall into disrepair and needs to be restored. I am sure with surge in tourism in Yangon this place will get the attention it deserves and hopefully it will...More

2  Thank Keith E
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Thanlyin was formerly known as Syriam. Myanmar usually pronounce as "Tanyin". It is a city in Yangon Division in Myanmar. It is located on the bank of Yangon River, and is a major port.. In the late 1500s, Thanlyin was the base of the Portuguese...More

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Response from Wanna M | Reviewed this property |
the church is located at Than Lyin township, a small town on the other side of Yangon river, probably 45 mins drive from Yangon, most of the Taxi driver knows it.
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