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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
+95 9 517 5062
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Beautiful, well kept and a moving story

The only synagogue in Yangon, with a tiny congregation, the struggle of one family to keep it going... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Tim W
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Rochester, New York, Usa
Peaceful

I just wandered in, there was no one around, I think it may have been closed. It is very close to... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Lanidracl
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Vancouver
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Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The only synagogue in Yangon, with a tiny congregation, the struggle of one family to keep it going is very moving. Also delightful to see the ecumenical approach of the locals helping, from all the other faiths.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I just wandered in, there was no one around, I think it may have been closed. It is very close to Thingyan. A sign said it was closed on Sundays. It was a lovely break from the heat and the hectic street. The have a...More

Thank Lanidracl
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The synagogue is close to the busy street market on 26th St, so the visit can be combined with seeing downtown street life and Scot's Market. We knew the synagogue would be closed in the evening, but did manage some photos and a talk with...More

1  Thank Harry R
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very interesting only synagogue in Myanmar. Well preserved in the market area.Interesting history of a small Jewish community.

1  Thank Michaelbr
Reviewed 27 February 2017

In the middle of a busy and loud market street, you'll find this piece of history reflection of a splendorous Jewish Community, now reduced to a handful of families...

1  Thank Clau K
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were fortunate to have the Rabbi's daughter give us a tour and explanation of the Synagogue. Her father recently passed away. There once was a thriving Jewish Community in Yangon- but now only about 20 people remain there. Be sure to visit this on...More

1  Thank Sally6
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The only synagogue in Myanmar is kept in pristine conditions from the time it was built. It is currently being renovated after the cyclone damaged the roof. It is open every day until 2pm so make sure you get there before.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is well worth a visit, Jewish or not. It speaks to the diverse, cosmopolitan past of Yangon when it had a sizable, well-to-do a Jewish community originally from Iraq.

Thank Al6244
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The synagogue down the street from Sule Pagoda, near a mosque. The caretakers were friendly and allow us to visit.

Thank Chisoxdoc
Reviewed 24 January 2017

What a hidden gem.This synagogue was home to Yangon's thriving Jewish community and survives today due to selfless dedication of the small,approximately 20,congregants who keep it open and alive.

Thank Pam F
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tampagrl007
16 June 2016|
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Response from Dugan65 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with everything the others mentioned about the temple in Yangon. Unfortunately only a few members are left. I do know several Iraqi Jews who have moved to the US, if that helps.
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Martin M
31 July 2015|
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Response from Mitchell1944 | Reviewed this property |
I did not email Samuel. I knew about the synagogue because I am Jewish and I have a big interest in SE Asia. The Lonely Planet Myanmar Guidebook recommended the synagogue as an important place to visit. I went to find the... More
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pamela r
25 January 2015|
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Response from Dejan P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is no need for making any reservation, Musmeah Yeshua synagogue is open daily (except for shabbat) from 10-12 and from 4-6PM and there is no entrance fee, although contributions are welcomed for keeping the... More
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