Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Myanmar’s only synagogue, Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue stands the test of time, beautifully maintained to serve the small Jewish community of the city. Constructed in 1893 and tucked into a busy street, the building is a listed heritage site of the city and a remnant of the country’s colonial era. Once a thriving place of worship, the synagogue now serves fewer than 20 members, but still opens its doors for services and as a museum. Visit in the morning, admiring the Torah reading table, ornate balconies, and delicate white and blue decorations depicting the Star of David motif. A visit to Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Yangon (Rangoon) itinerary maker website to plot your vacation.
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  • 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 long...  more »
  • Arriving from Sule cannot walk while Boulevard to the West, and to the small Alley entrance is a small sign, goes into the South. Building was quiet in atmosphere joined Mosque is the Christian Church.
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  • 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 enjoy...  more »
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  • Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue is the last remaining Jewish house of worship in Downtown Yangon and Burma's only synagogue. The synagogue stands between Indian paint shops and Muslim traders on a small street near the city centre. A plaque at the entrance of the building states that the present stone building, which was built between 1893 – 1896, replaced an earlier, smaller wooden structure that was erected in 1854. It is one of 188 sites on the Yangon City Development Council’s list of Heritage Buildings. It serves the few remaining Jews of the country, mostly descendants of Baghdadi Jews from Iraq. The current building was completed in 1896. The neighborhood is now primarily Muslim.
  • There is a lot of interesting things and worth to visit.
  • Gold In The Olds. The last remaining Jewish House Of Worship in Downtown Yangon and Myanmar's (Burma) only synagogue, built between 1893 – 1896.
  • Interesting the fact to see the synagogue in Myanmar, but nothing special from architectual point of view. The doorman was very helpful.
  • Beautiful. The man sitting inside was lovely to talk to.
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