7 Days / 6 Nights
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, meet at airport and transfer to your Hotel. Sightseeing depends on your arrival flight time. Tour highlights are: Yangon Colonial Style City Center and heading to Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda to see the largest reclining Buddha Image in Yangon. Complete your first day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world's most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda, its golden stupa is the Heart of Myanmar. The pagoda is believed 2,500 years old and the central stupa is surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and offering at Pagoda. Enjoy sunset at Pagoda. Overnight in Yangon.
Breakfast at the Hotel.Sightseeing Yangon, journey begins with walking downtown to explore the city centre and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites. The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. The journey being form Sule Pagoda with its golden chedi, which makes a useful landmark in downtown Yangon and impressive colonial style government buildings such as the City Hall, General Telegraph Office, the Supreme Court, High Court and many pastel- painted shops and apartments. Later visit to Bogyoke Market,
(closed on Mondays), formerly known as Scott Market, a sprawling 75 year old shopping complex noted for its variety of handicrafts and other items which provide an excellent opportunity for a shopping spree. Afterwards, visit Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Image, and then visit to Kandawagyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. Here you will see the glittering Karaweik barge, a replica of the royal barge, overlooking this scenic lake. Late this afternoon, visit Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, it is believed that the original structure was built in the 11th century then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 90 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and your guide will show you around the massive complex, explaining why this temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa and the city skyline from this vantage point. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Yangon.
Breakfast at hotel and proceed to Kyaikhtiyo, (190 km, and approx. 4 hour). Upon arrival at Kim pun base camp board on an open truck for (15 km, approx 1 hour) steep but well-paved road leads to the upper staging point to the renowned Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda site 1180 meters above sea level. The Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, 7.3 meters high, built on a gold-gilded boulder, 25 meters in circumference, and balanced in what appears to be a very precarious position on a tabular rock jutting out from a ridge in the Eastern Yoma Mountains. Kyaikhtiyo is likely to be one of Myanmar’s most spiritual experiences.Overnight Stay at the hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.
Visit to the local market of Mawlamyaing. Drive to Mudon the famous place of Mudon textile with visit to Kyauktalone and WinseinTawya (a place for Buddhist devotees) and visit to KyaikMayaw, sitting Buddha famous for strange posture and return to Mawlamyaing. Mawlamyaing still has beautiful teak wood buildings & monasteries of Golden days. Evening visit to the city and teakwood monastery offered by Queen Sein Don of Mandalay and sunset view from Kyaikthanlanhill. Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Mawlamyaing.
After breakfast, depart Mawlamyine crossing over the through ThatonMottamaroad.Thahton known as Suvhanabumi or the capital of the “Mons,” before Bagan, where Bagan King Anawratha brought the “3 repository of Buddhist Scriptures”. Visit ShweSar Yan pagoda in Tha-Hton. Continue to Bago and visit around: visit Shwe-Thar-Lyaung Pagoda, the colossal reclining Buddha Image lost to the Public for many years. Walk to Mon village to see weaving and cheroot factory, MahaZedi Pagoda, Shwemawdaw Pagoda and Kambawzathadi Palace of the great king Bayinnaung and four Buddha images each 98 feet high at Kyaikpun with an interesting story in Bago and return Yangon. If time permits visit fruit and pottery market on the way back to Yangon. Upon arrival in Yangon check in at Hotel. Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Yangon.
Transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure.
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