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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. Use our Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue and other attractions in Yangon (Rangoon).
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  • 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 so...  more »
  • No matter what you faith. Visit the synagogue in Yangon is like going to a Museum: spectacular, educational, exciting. Our family really enjoyed (although we have no relation to Judaism).
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  • 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 attendan...  more »
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  • Went to the outside but got There at 330 after it has closed. I was only in Yangon for an afternoon but would love to check it out if i come back. I was told after the fact to email shalom Myanmar to ensure its open. The posted sign says mon-sat 9:30-2:30
  • Built in 1893-96 . The remaining two Torahs in the Synagogue are originally from Baghdad and over 100 year old.
  • Beautiful synagogue in the heart of Yangon
  • A Beautiful synagogue, hidden in plain site. Lovingly cared for with much history in a changing city.
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