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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
+95 9 517 5062
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A nice Synagogue that is also a small Jewish history museum

It's a fairly small Synagogue but very elegant. Also on display here is a history of the Jewish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harsha J
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Vancouver, Canada
Religious tolerance !

The synagogue is within a square kilometer area in downtown Yangon where there are are several the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jay S
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fairly small Synagogue but very elegant. Also on display here is a history of the Jewish people in Yangon.

Thank Harsha J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The synagogue is within a square kilometer area in downtown Yangon where there are are several the places of worship. It is close to the Buddhist Sule pagoda, a sunni muslim mosque, a Christian church a chinese temple and a Hindu temple. Quite unusual, showing...More

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the center of Yangon’s Chinatown. Exhibits document the history of Burma’s Jewish population. There were only a few visitors when I was there. I found it very interesting. The synagogue is sited in the Indian Muslim part of Chinatown district

Thank Wishdocbrian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is located in the cretral district on the 26th street. walk into this street and you will see this beautiful and well maintained synagogue. it show jew influence in burma during the early days when burma had close ties with Isreal. worth the visit.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This synagogue, built in the 19th century is cared for by the Samuels family. The visitors to this historic site have increased with the democratization of Myanmar. If you are a Jew or even if you aren't, the beauty and serenity of the interior call...More

Thank DramaqueenMadagascar
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Be sure to stop by the Synagogue if you are walking the chaotic fascinating streets of downtown Yangon. You might miss it on narrow 26th street, but the Synagogue is a beauifully maintained legacy of Rangoon's golden age of the interwar years, when the city...More

Thank X-Ambassador
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting this synagogue was very interesting and moving, the Jewish community as well as all of Myanmar ( Burma) was a thriving city, we were told that the country was the most prosperous in all of SE Asia, certainly not the case now. The synagogue...More

Thank Ikemx
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Well maintained synagogue. Definitely worth a visit. A wonderful place where Jewish, Muslims and Buddhists co-exist and look after each other as friends and neighbors. The strip of buildings across the synagogue were nationalized in the 60s from Indian Burmese citizens by the military. Those...More

1  Thank missv0yageur
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The only Jew Synagogue in Myanmar that has existed since the colonial times. The synagogue is small. You won't find it if you don't pay the attention when looking for it.

Thank Sha M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Myanmar's tiny Jewish population have a small role in the country's history. This well kept and attractive little synagogue will allow you to find out more. Definitely worthy of a visit.

Thank JHND
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tampagrl007
17 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
26 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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