Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue
Visit the only Jewish house in Myanmar — the Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue.
The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue can be found in the busy 26th Street in the centre of Yangon. It is currently the only Jewish house in the country and was built in the 1890s to serve more than 2,500 Jews who migrated into the country from the Middle East. Most of the Jews were then forced to escape and migrate into other countries after the Japanese occupation of the country in World War II.
To date, there are only about 20 Jews living in Yangon, but the Synagogue remains to be a sight to behold with its picturesque colonial-style and blue coloured facade. Visitors would also love the serene and spacious high ceiling and graceful columns inside. Another thing worth noting is the peaceful co-existence of the Burmese, Hindus, and Muslims in the Synagogue’s vicinity.
The Synagogue can be found in No. 85, 26th Street, Yangon.
Opening Days and Hours
The Synagogue is open every Monday to Tuesday, from 09:30 to 12:00, and Wednesdays to Saturdays, from 09:30 to 13:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the Synagogue is free.
How to Get There
You can fly in to Myanmar via the Yangon International Airport (also called Yangon Mingaladon Airport). You can then take a taxi from the airport to the city centre.
Take a taxi to the Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue. Taxis cost an average of MMK 1,500 (USD 1) to MMK 3,000 (USD 2) for trips within the city.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can explore the synagogue and take photos in 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the Synagogue is from 09:30 to 11:00.
You can find a number of restaurants located near the Synagogue, including the Indian Hut Restaurant, Nepali & Indian Food, New Delhi, Burma Bistro, and Wang Fu Seafood Restaurant.
- Mogul Shiah Jamay Mosque
- Chinatown Yangoon
- Sule Pagoda
- Maha Bandoola Garden
- Holy Trinity Cathedral
There are a number of accommodations near the Synagogue, including the Hotel Grand United (Chinatown), Hotel Grand United (21st Downtown), Daw Htay Hotel, Beautyland Hotel II, and Clover City Centre. Prices range from USD 15 to USD 150 per night.