Upon arrival to YANGON airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel.Your journey begins with Botataung Jetty to see the morning busy Yangon River then to Botataung Pagoda which is situated on the riverside.Continue the tour to embark on a Yangon city tour which takes you to Sule Pagoda – the heart of the city surrounded by several old but significant colonial-style buildings which showed the extensive European influence on Myanmar history and culture.Proceed to the magnificent reclining Buddha at CHAUK HTAT GYI, which is revered as having one of the biggest reclining Buddha images in Myanmar, some say even in the world. After a photo stop at the KARAWEIK HALL, a barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake, stroll through the BOGYOKE (SCOTTS) MARKET (closed on Monday on public holidays) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores.Complete your day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the SHWEDAGON PAGODA. Overnight stay at Hotel in Yangon.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for domestic flight to BAGAN. Upon arrival at Bagan airport, stroll through the colorful local market in Nyaung U. Continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan. SHWEZIGON PAGODA, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; BU LEI THEE PAGODA, noted for its panoramic view of the area’s numerous monuments and ANANDA TEMPLE, with four standing Buddha images.After lunch break, you will continue to MANUHA TEMPLE, built in Mon-style in 1059 and follow on to NANBAYA TEMPLE, a unique sandstone monument said to have been the palace of King Manuha; DHAMMAYANGYI, the largest and widest of all temples in Bagan. Next you will explore the MYIN GABA GU BYAUKGYI TEMPLE, a temple noteworthy for its mural paintings. In the evening, you will enjoyfor watchingat the sunset view over SHWESANDAW PAGODA. Overnight stay in Hotel at Bagan.
After breakfast, transfer to Airport for domestic flight to MANDALAY. Upon arrival at MANDALAY, excursion to AMARAPURA, 15 km from Mandalay to visit MAHAGANDAYON MONASTERY where more than a thousand monks live and study. Time permitting you will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. Continue to the
200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 during the era when Amarapura was the Royal capital. From the early days the city was known for silk- and cotton weaving. Visit a traditional hand-
woven silk workshop. After lunch break, embark for a short boat ride over a river and start exploring the former Royal Capital INWA (AVA) byhorse cart. Visit NANMYINT WATCH TOWER, the remains of the ancient palace building, also known as “the leaning tower of Ava“; MAHA AUNGMYE BONZAN MONASTERY, built of brick and stucco; BARGAYAR MONASTERY, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts then continue to SAGAING HILLS, a retreat for Buddhist devotees for sunset. You will visit to SOON OO PONYA SHIN PAGODA, this pagoda is perched on the highest hill at Sagaing and offers panoramic views of the valleys, the wide Ayeyarwady River, the Inwa Bridge spanning it and Mandalay in the distance. And continue to KAUNG HMU DAW PAGODA, it was styled after the domed shape of the famous Mahacedi Pagoda in Sri Lanka.Overnight stay at Hotel in Mandalay.
After breakfast, an excursion by boat on the AYEYARWADDY RIVER will take you to MINGUN about 11 km (1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. Your visits will start with the MINGUN BELL, a magnificent sight of the world’s largest un-cracked bell weighing 90 tons. It will then continue with HSINBYUME PAYA as well as the unfinished MINGUN PAYA, built as one of the world’s largest stupa by King Bodaw Paya and visti MYA THEINDAN PAGODA, not far from the Mingun Pagoda, is a beautiful stupa before returning to Mandalay by boat. After lunch break, experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including the GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and KUTHODAW PAGODA the world’s largest book, made of marble. Visit a traditional hand-woven silk workshop as well as a Kalaga tapestries craftsmen’s shop before proceeding to MANDALAY HILL. And transfer to airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Upon arrival at Yangon, transfer to hotel and free & easy. Overnight stay at Hotel in Yangon.
After breakfast,at leisure depending on schedule of your international flight from Yangon. Lunch will be to your own account.
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