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Lying between two great civilizations, China and India, Myanmar culture is a harmonic blend of these two, with influence of Buddhism shown in every aspect of daily life. Being a country of rich culture, alluring scenery, and hospitable people, Myanmar is an inviting destination for anybody. It is astounding to see that the Myanmar today is still full of legends and gold pagodas, gold palaces - a legendary golden land.
|Day 1||Yangon Arrival - City tour||Arrive in Yangon; discover Chaukhtatgyi Temple, Sule Pagoda,...||N/A|
|Day 2||Yangon - flight to Nyaung U - Bagan||Fly to Bagan; access Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda, Gubyaukgyi,...||B|
|Day 3||Bagan||Drop by local market and lacquer ware workshop; visit Dhammayazika...||B|
|Day 4||Bagan - Mandalay by morning flight||Morning flight to Mandalay, access U Min Thonze Cave Temple,...||B|
|Day 5||Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay||Morning boat trip to Mingun, afternoon explore Mandalay Palace,...||B|
|Day 6||Mandalay - flight to Heho - Inle Lake||Fly to Heho, visit Shan umbrella workshop, Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery,...||B|
|Day 7||Inle - Indein - Inle||Visit local market, explore Indein Pagoda||B|
|Day 8||Inle Lake - flight to Yangon -...||Fly to Yangon; take a departure flight from Yangon airport||B|
Arrive in Yangon; discover Chaukhtatgyi Temple, Sule Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda
Upon your airport arrival, you will be greeted and welcomed by our guide and driver and then transferred to your hotel. After check in at your hotel and receive a brief freshening up before begin your city tour with us.
Heading to Yangon's colonial part, soon you realize Yangon is a unique city, unlike any other of its size in all of Southeast Asia. It is Myanmar's commercial capital with a population of more than five millions. Take a walking tour to get a sense of Yangon's beauty with its picturesque lakes, verdant parks as well as its charming people.
Next, you are about to see the highlighted destinations of Yangon. It all starts with a visit to Chaukhtatgyi Temple which holds the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Southeast Asia. Afterwards, wander around Sule Pagoda which is Myanmar's oldest pagoda of 2,500 years old. During the day, you attention might be caught by the spectacular image of Shwedagon Pagoda - patient, let's save the best for the last. When the sun sets, you will experience the wonder of this inspiring pagoda, being left breathless with its vivid color and sacred atmosphere.
After a long day, take a good night sleep at your hotel in Yangon.
Fly to Bagan; access Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda, Gubyaukgyi, Htilominlo, and Sulamani temples; contemplate sunset on Ayeyarwaddy River
After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a domestic flight to Nyaung U. As you arrive, we will drive you to your hotel in Bagan to check in. After that, discover Bagan - the land of thousands antiquated pagodas, one after another among green bushes.
Start our trip by visiting Shwezigon Pagoda, the first gold pagoda built in Burma enshrining Gautama Buddha's relics and Ananda Temple, the home of four huge Buddha standing statues - each faces one of the four cardinal directions. Afterward, more temple visitations are carried out as we take you to Gubyaukgyi Temple at Myinkaba - an Indian style pagoda built in 1113 whose exteriors are still in good condition, Htilominlo Temple whose name means "blessings of the three worlds" containing four Buddha images facing four directions on its first floor, and Sulamani Temple - a Buddhist edifice rebuilt in 1994 from which Htilominlo Temple was built after.
To finish your day in Bagan, enjoy sunset along the Ayarwaddy River.
Drop by local market and lacquer ware workshop; visit Dhammayazika Pagoda, Kyauk Gu U Min Temple
In the morning, head to Nyaung U Market where local products are boisterously bought and sold - you can get some real bargains there as souvenirs.
In the afternoon, come to lacquer ware workshop to observe what they are made of. Next, visit Dhammayazika, a five-sided pagoda complex where in each side there is a small temple housing a Buddha statue. As the sun is about to set, sail down the Ayeyarwaddy River to reach Kyauk Gu U Min, a cave temple with excellent sandstone carvings and giant Buddha images. Splendid natural settings blend perfectly with antique humans' construction, surely an ideal place to enjoy dusk.
Overnight in Bagan.
Morning flight to Mandalay, access U Min Thonze Cave Temple, Amarapura, Mahagandayon Monastery, Mahamuni Buddha Temple, U-pein Bridge
After having breakfast, you will be transferred to Nyaung U Airport for a domestic flight to Mandalay, the last capital of the Myanmar Kingdom before the 1885 Britain's annexation and also the heart of Burmese culture. Upon arrival, leave the city and head to Sagaing, an important religious center of Myanmar thanks to its numerous Buddhist monasteries. There, access U Min Thonze Cave Temple with its impressive Buddha statues and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, Sagaing's central pagoda located at the top Pagaing Hill, offering you the enjoyment of seeing Mandalay's panoramic view.
Next, take a half hour drive to Amarapura, the best place to experience the monk life in Mandalay and access its famous Mahagandayon Monastery - one of the largest monasteries in Burma. As you walk over U Bein Bridge - the world's most extended teak bridge, head to Mahamuni Buddha Temple to see Mahamuni Image - a bronze Buddha statue originally from Rakhine State. Being made during the Buddha's own lifetime, the image is considered a representation his life. Stay overnight in Mandalay.
Morning boat trip to Mingun, afternoon explore Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, Kuthodaw pagoda
This morning we will be driven to Mandalay pier, and then embarked on a private boat upstream to Mingun. Our first stop in Mingun is the world’s largest unfinished Pahtodawgyi Pagoda. The pagoda's lower terraces feature slabs of marble bearing depictions of impotant scenes from the Jataka, literary works concerning the previous lives of the Buddha. Inside the temple, you can see an inscription stone that details the history of the temple's construction. Leave the pagoda, we will head to Mingun Bell which has a weight of 90 tons.
After lunch break, we continue our journey to Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, and a gold leaf beating workshop. We also go to Kuthodaw pagoda which houses the world’s largest book stand upright, setting in stone in the grounds. At dusk, if weather is fine, it would be an interesting end for the fifth sightseeing day if we climb up to the Mandalay Hill to enjoy the beautiful sunset and the panorama of the city behind. Overnight in Mandalay.
Fly to Heho, visit Shan umbrella workshop, Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, local villages, check in at hotel
In the early morning, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Heho, the primary air gateway to Inle Lake. It takes one hour to drive from Heho to Inle; along the way, soothe yourself with cool weather and peaceful settings. Drop by a Shan paper umbrella workshop to how skillful locals are to create these amazing handcrafts. Also, visit Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which was constructed completely from teak and painted red.
Now you are at Inle Lake, one of the most renowned destinations of Myanmar. Take a boat to visit Inle Lake.
On the surface of the lake, you can see floating villages, floating gardens, floating markets, several traditional villages such as weaving. The most special sight on Inle Lake is floating gardens where the local use the water hyacinth combining with seaweed on the bottom of the lake to keep the soil to grow more vegetables such as tomatoes, mint, etc. Up and down the lake have many temples, monasteries with golden pinnacles brightening on the sunlight. Discover Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where houses the five Buddha images. These images are covered with gold in order to make visitors not be able to see the original form. Leave Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, we continue to Ywa Ma village and Kay Lar Village before move to your hotel and check in.
Stay overnight in Inle.
Visit local market, explore Indein Pagoda
In order not to miss a great opportunity to enjoy the scene of local tribes in their colorful clothes and exotic market atmosphere, in the early morning, we will take a boat to the lake and visit the local market which is held every five day.
Then we will move by boat to Indeinn to witness the farmers harvesting their crops and rarely-known site of Indein which still remains hundreds of ancient brick stupas and pagodas dated back to 17 century the ancient Shweinndein Pagoda. It will be a shortcoming if you are on Inle Lake without discovering the life of the leg-rowing Intha fishermen. Thus we will spend time meeting them and listening to their sharing of life and difficulties in life. You also have chance to try rowing by legs with the local fisherman. Besides, they will teach you the way to catch fishes. The attraction which only has on Inle Lake Myanmar is the image of men in traditional longyi standing on boat, just fishing and rowing unhurriedly by one leg, which can be seen as an artist on the smooth surface of the lake. The pictures of local fishermen mixing with the red sunset will not probably make you forget. Stay overnight in Inle.
Fly to Yangon; take a departure flight from Yangon airport
Transfer back to Heho for a returning flight to Yangon. Find a way to relax on your own before taking the departure flight in the late afternoon.
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