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Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be picked up & transferred to the downtown by our tour guide & driver. Yangon is the largest city of Myanmar & perhaps the best preserved example of a European colonial capital in Southeast Asia. Enjoy a half day city tour including Show More
Next, visit KANDAWGYI LAKE, one of two major lakes in Yangon, located east of the Shwedagon Pagoda. The lake is best known for its karaweik (at its southeastern tip), a replica of a traditional Burmese royal boat.
After that, visit BOGYOKE AUNG SAN MARKET (Scott Market) which is known for its handicrafts, clothing and fabrics. Then visit the SHWEDAGON PAGODA. No visit to Myanmar is complete without a visit to this 2,500 pagoda since it is the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the people of the Union of Myanmar & one of the wonders of the religious world. It is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon. Show Less
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan, the ancient city with more than 2000 pagodas and temples. On arrival in Bagan, pick up from the airport & then visit SHWEZIGON PAYA (pagoda, stupa or zedi), one of the most significant religious buildings in Myanmar. Show More
The pagoda is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha. Proceed to GUBYAUKHYI TEMPLE at Wetkyi-Inn. This temple with its impressive architecture was built in the early 13th century and has great colourful painting about the previous life of Buddha. Next, visit Ananda Pahto, one of the finest, largest & best preserved of the Bagan temples. Continue to GUBYAUKGYI TEMPLE at Myinkaba. It was built in 1113 by Kyansittha’s son Rajakumar, on his father’s death. The inner sanctum is decorated with frescoes, which have been restored.
Under each painting is an account, in ancient Mon script, of the tale it depicts. After that, visit the MANUHA TEMPLE enshrining the unusual combination of 3 seated and one reclining image Buddha. Then visit the stunning SHWESANDAW PAYA. It is not only Pyay’s major point of interest, but also one of the country’s biggest Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Just over 3 feet taller than the main zedi at Yangon’s Shwedagon, the Shwesandaw stupa follows the classic Burmese design seen at Bagan’s Shwezigon.
End of the day with a visit to one of the LACQUERWARE WORKSHOP in the villages around Bagan to learn about the painstaking process of lacquer ware making and decoration.
Overnight in Bagan. Show Less
Today enjoy a day trip to Mount Popa which is about 50km away from Bagan. A two to three hour hike up to the peak will reward you with a spectacular view. If the weather is clear, you might even spot the temples of Bagan. Mt Popa’s spiritual importance is expressed by the many golden stupas Show More
You can also observe many curious monkeys on the way to the top. The upper third of the climb is bare and it can get very hot even in December / January. On top there is a stunning must-see Buddhist monastery with shrines for the 37 nats and a spectacular view over the region, accessible by taking 777 steps.
Continue and explore the local life in the unspoiled Burmese town Salay, the oldest surviving wooden monastery, with beautiful carvings of court life and scenes from the Ramayana. Then visit the market and the Thar Ta Na Yaung Chi monastery, which also serves as orphanage.
Overnight in Bagan. Show Less
– Accommodation in twin or double sharing room with daily breakfast
– Domestic flight tickets with airport taxes
– Transfer and transportation by private A/C vehicle
– Entrance fees (except museum)
– English speaking tour guide
– One purified drinking water and one refreshment tissue per person per day
– International flights
– Other meals not mentioned
– Travel Insurance
– Visa fees
– Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, camera fees, laundry service, phone charges, etc.
Tour type: Private Tour
10% deposit upon booking
40% Payment due 30 days before departure date
50% collected upon arrival (on location)
10% of initial deposit is non refundable if cancelled less than 60 days before departure date
30% of total cost non-refundable if cancelled less than 15 days before departure date.
50% of total cost non-refundable if cancelled less than 7 days before departure date.
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