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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
+95 1 252 814
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Authentic old Jewish Synagogue

Beautiful authentic old synagogue. Synagogue is open from 10 am to 1 pm. or on prior arrangement... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
sunshyn468
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Fresno, California
Glad we asked

Quite an interesting temple and the history amazing. Our guide was able to tell us the history of... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Elizabeth C
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Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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+95 1 252 814
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Beautiful authentic old synagogue. Synagogue is open from 10 am to 1 pm. or on prior arrangement (you may contact Shalom Myanmar). Also interesting photo exhibit. Sadly, Religious services are no longer held here regularly as the number of Jewish people left in Myanmar is...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Quite an interesting temple and the history amazing. Our guide was able to tell us the history of this Synagogue and when we arrived back at our ship were surprised that several other passengers enjoyed this site as well!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

A very beautiful Synagogue dating back to 1893, The interior is exceptional and well preserved from a bygone era. The gold railed bimah and the menorah lamps, as well as the decorated ceiling are a treasure from the past. It sad that the Burmese Jewish...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This's not the prettiest of synagogues, though it has a great deal of reputation of the Jews in Burma, particularly during the first independent many years of the nation. There's not a great deal of community left, I'm not certain in case they continue to...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I am thinking about Judaica, what is needless to state the objective why I visited the design of place. The main element distinct relating to this particular set style is it is a synagogue in Myanmar. Virtually nothing different.

1  Thank Ortega S
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This out Disneys Disney. There is one thing equally remarkable and also depressing about the several gilded stupas & pagodas, the scores if not thousands of Buddha statues in well lit niches, each one having a "halo" of neon lighting around the top. It's immediately...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

If you are lucky enough, you will get the chance to see the the Torah (the Jewish holy book). The books were said to be written with zero-correction words. The pious Jewish families used to write these kind of books with no errors as a...More

1  Thank MettaTraveller
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Synagogue is open from 10 am to 1 pm. Beautiful authentic old synagogue. Also interesting photo exhibit.

1  Thank Judy H
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Nice building, well upkept. Has some good photos showing the history but may need to read guide book or have a guide to find our more details Lovely teak furniture as well

1  Thank Jacqueline B
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I was really surprised to learn that there is a synagogue in Yangon much less to find it so nicely preserved. Very peaceful and calming to sit in the pews.

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tampagrl007
17 June 2016|
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Response from Sams8624 | Property representative |
So sorry about our late reply. We just signed as account user and saw this question. At the synagogue - we do have birth registry and if any of your family members were born in Rangoon? If so we trace in back. Most of the... More
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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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