An isosceles triangle made of Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake are our main focus on this 6-day tour. The tour will give you an experience to obtain unforgettable insights of Myanmar culture from Mandalay's giant book pagoda of Kuthodaw to original temple architecture of Ananda in Bagan to and unique cultivation and rural floating life on Inle Lake, For anyone who is keen on cultural and natural beauty, the tour is specially born out for you as perfect short relaxed escape.
|Day 1||Mandalay||Arrive Mandalay, visit Sagaing hill temples, Amarapura, Mahagandayon...|
|Day 2||Mandalay||Morning boat trip to visit Mingun unfinished pagoda, explore further...||B|
|Day 3||Bagan||Morning fly to Bagan, drop by Nyaung U market, visit Ananda Temple,...||B|
|Day 4||Inle Lake||Morning fly to Inle Lake, visit Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery & Shan paper...||B|
|Day 5||Inle Lake||Sail to visit Indein pagoda and stupa jungle||B|
|Day 6||Mandalay||Fly back to Mandalay, depart||B|
Meals5 breakfasts, lunch, dinner
AccommodationHotel (6 nights),
TransportCar, Boating, Plane
Flights1. Fly from Mandalay to Bagan (30 minutes)2. Fly from Bagan to Heho airport (30 minutes)3. Fly from Heho to Mandalay (30 minutes)
Welcome to Mandalay – the city of culture located in the right heart of Myanmar.
Unlike other lively tours in modern cities, your excursion in Mandalay will take you to the outlying areas with fantastic mixture of nature and culture: Riverside hills dotted by gold stupas and pagodas named Sagaing, incredible view over Manday across Ayeyarwaddy River from the hill top, brilliant U Min Thonze Cave Temple and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, amazing golden Buddha statue at Mahamuni Buddha Temple.
Moreover, a stop at Mahagandayon Monastery is truly worth your time in Mandalay, impressing you by the calm atmosphere when humble monks in red robes lining up silently for lunch ceremony.
After all, a stunning sunset over the iconic U Bein Bridge will definitly blow you away after a long day tour.
Standing for “Free from Danger”, Yankin Hill is ideally peaceful destination for sunset view from the East of Mandalay. After 30 minutes driving from the city center, you could choose to continue driving up the hilltop or spending a further 30 minutes to climb up the top through steep stairway. From the hilltop, enjoy the panoramic view of Mandalay's rural landscapes and Shan foothills behind.
Sailing upwards the mighty Irrawaddy river from Mandalay, Mingun unfinished pagoda will soon catch your eyes in with its massive compound setting near the riverbank. Get off the boat, we will take you to discover all secrets behind the largest pagoda in the country and probably in the world if finished, the overriding ambition of King Bodawpaya, the reason why it was eventually left abandoned, the great architecture from finest brick works and the largest working giant bell inside. If you wish, it is also possible to climb to the top of pagoda and have splendid views of surrounding landscape.
- among the most significant archaeological South East Asia sites is one of
the densest concentrations of temples and pagodas with about 2,000 monuments
remain in various states of repair.
Once arriving in Bagan, grasp a terrific chance to see how local life is going through in Nyaung U market: the atmosphere in a Burmese market, regional products, fresh veggies, fine rice, unique local suncreen, etc. Continue the visit to important Buddhist constructions of Bagan: Shwezigon pagoda - the huge gold plated pagoda which is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha, Ananda temple - a gorgeous white temple with coppery golden top - the finest and most beautiful temple in Bagan. Moreover, the further exploration in the legendary Gubyaukgyi, Htilominlo and Sulamani Temples will truly be a step back in time between historical architecture, old murals, plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
After a long day, soothe your soul in peace and enjoy the sunset along the Ayarwaddy River.
the western of Shan state is the pictureque Inle Lake – the Venice of Myanmar.
Stepping off Nyaung Shwe marina, you will take a motorized boat to navigate through stilt villages, floating garderns and meet locals who spend their entire lives on the water. Passing Ywa Ma village and Kay Lar Village where Intha people built their unique houses with long straight wooden poles stretching into the lake bed, it is your tranquil time in relaxed atmostphere of thelocally significant Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and get to unfold the interesting story of the five Buddhas inside. As the dawn is coming and the warm light turns the still surface of the lake a golden colour, just pause for a while and cherish true value of unforgetable moment.
Indein is a small village West of Inle Lake which is renowned for the floating market and impressive ancient stupas with Banyan trees growing out of them. From Inle Lake, by just a scenic 8-kilometer boat ride through a long narrow canal, you soon reach the lively floating ‘5-day market’ rotated every five days around five different villages in Inle. This is a beautiful opportunity to experience the diversity of Inle ethnic, witness their day-to-day life and make their unique fair on the water trading all local products. A drop-in visit to local workshops will excite your curiosity about lotus weaving, cheroot cigarettes making in various size and flavours and diligent hand crafted silver work. Lastly, don’t forget to discover old ruined pagodas dated back to the 13th century and admire their incredible beauty even in bad condition. The impressive image of stupas after stupas decaying due to constant exposure to humidity still pose irresistible charm will leave you with nothing but thrills.
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