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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue

No. 85 26th St., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
+95 9 517 5062
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The only Jew Synagogue in Myanmar that has existed since the colonial times. The synagogue is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sha M
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Mae Sot, Thailand
A fascinating little place

Myanmar's tiny Jewish population have a small role in the country's history. This well kept and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JHND
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London, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at city center, in Indian Town. Interesting place to visit in Yangon City Center. The Jewish temple remain in the city. Good to visit !

Thank J_Smith1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered into this synagogue during a walk in downtown Yangon. We wouldn't have known about this place if our guide didn't tell us about it. It's a synagogue completely surrounded by stalls occupied by Muslim vendors! Our guide told us that the synagogue served a...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited look like museum in the heart of yangon all ways popel there that can help you if noe one there , some one will call some one and that some one will open rhe gate and let you visit look around its blue white...More

Thank forzonadam1111
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We walked here from the Junction City Shopping mall. It wasn't too far and took us about 10-15mins. You need to turn into the street, then you'll see the main entrance. Walk through and there'll be someone there. Entering the synagogue, there are shawls and...More

Thank Ptrcks
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Musmeah Yeshua synagogue is a beautifully preserved building that, alas, hardly functions as synagogue anymore. I visited one Saturday morning and was the only person there, apart from an attendant. The ark still contains two brightly polished Sephardic Torahs. On the bimah was a...More

Thank cluelessSingapore
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I finally got to visit the synagogue after months of it being closed/raining etc. The synagogue itself is a standard synagogue but I guess the context is what makes it interesting. Nestled in essentially a Muslim quarter, the tiny Jewish community descends primarily from Baghdadi...More

Thank Sefina
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is a beautiful synagogue with a small membership. Be sure to go inside as they are receptive to visitors.

Thank thedoll1
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Its nice to see this preserved. The attendant let us in and showed us around, spoke of earlier glory and told us of the 4 remaining families from what must have been a larger population earlier.

1  Thank AljarreauStuttgart
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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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