With ancient pagodas and temples scattering everywhere and beautiful sights being allocated equally for every city, you will have a chance to experience many interesting things wherever you come to. Yangon or Mandalay has long been a famous tourist destination for travelers all over the world. You can explore pagodas with unique architecture or the beautiful Pindaya cave. Besides, when you boat down the Inle Lake, you can witness the daily life of local people and listen to sound of nature life.
|Day 1||Yangon sightseeing||Welcome to Yangon, visit Sule Pagoda, Botataung Pagoda,...||N/A|
|Day 2||Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Golden Rock||Visit the Kyaikhtiyo Temple||B|
|Day 3||Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon||Explore Shwemawdaw Pagoda||B|
|Day 4||Yangon - Bagan||Visit temples in Bagan||B|
|Day 5||Bagan - Kyaukku - Bagan||Visit temples in Bagan and Kyaukku||B|
|Day 6||Bagan - Mandalay||Visit Amarapura, Sagaing, Kaungmutaw Pagoda, Ywadaung village||B|
|Day 7||Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay||Visit Mingun Pagoda, the bamboo mat weaving village, Mahamuni Pagoda,...||B|
|Day 8||Mandalay - Heho - Pindaya - Inle||Visit Heho and Pindaya, explore the beauty of Pindaya caves and Inle...||B|
|Day 9||Inle||Discover the beauty of Inle Lake, visit morning market, Indein...||B|
|Day 10||Inle - Heho - Yangon||Flight back to Yangon, departure||B|
Welcome to Yangon, visit Sule Pagoda, Botataung Pagoda, Chaukhatatgyi, Bogyoke Market and enjoy sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda.
Upon arrival in Yangon, the cars and our tour guides will pick you up at International Yangon Airport and then transfer to hotel for check-in. it can be said that Yangon is the largest city and the gateway of Myanmar.
Our first destination is Sule Pagoda which houses a hair given by the Buddha to two Burmese merchants. Surrounding the pagoda are small shops and all the familiar non-religious services such as astrologists, palmists and so on. Leave Sule Pagoda, we visit Botataung Pagoda - a famous pagoda located in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, near the Yangon River.
In the afternoon, we move to Chaukhatatgyi which houses a huge reclining Buddha under a large sheet metal roof. Leave sites of Buddha, we will go to Bogyoke market where anything from common products such as clothing and foods to luxury goods like jewelry are sold. This place is an idealist place for travelers to exchange their money to Kyat.
Afterward, we will visit the Shwedagon Pagoda situated on a small hill with a height of 99.4 meters. On top of the pagoda, it is visible to cover all parts of the city. Especially, in the evening, the pagoda becomes sparkling with the light system and the dark sky.
Stay overnight in Yangon.
Visit the Kyaikhtiyo Temple
After breakfast, we will drive to Kin Pun, 194 km from Yangon and visit the famous Kyaikhtiyo Temple, also called the Golden Rock. This temple locates in the mountains North east of Yangon hanging over a steep cliff. Around the pagoda is an atmosphere of devotion with the burning candles, the chanting of devotees, the smell of incense sticks and the offerings being made to the shrine. Before leaving, don't forget to enjoy the sunset from the edge.
Stay overnight at Kyaikhtiyo.
Explore Shwemawdaw Pagoda
Enjoy breakfast and then you will drive back to Yangon.
On the way, we will stop at Bago to visit beautiful sites here. Located 50 miles from Yangon, Bago is still covered with many historic buildings to draw the
attention of large visitors annually. By the way, we will visit the local Mon village and listen to their sharing of life. Afterward, we move to the Allied War Cemetery - a memorial to Allied soldiers who died in battle in Burma during World War II.
Lunch and dinner on your own.
Stay overnight in Yangon
Visit temples in Bagan
Located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River, Bagan is home of the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world. Upon arrival you will quickly realize why Bagan is used to ba called "the city of four million pagodas". You will be led to Shwezigon pagoda, Ananda, Gubyaukgyi Htilominlo and Sulamani temple. Tour guides will give you all the different aspects, architectural styles, and history of each temple. Let's take a short time to enjoy the sunset of the Bagan's solemn ancient monument.
Overnight in Bagan.
Visit temples in Bagan and Kyaukku
With a huge number of pagodas and stupas, one day is not enough to explore all beauty of the religious buildings here. We will continue visiting the Pentagonal Pagoda Dhammayazika, then experience the daily life of the locals in the nearby village. The locals will be sure to share many interesting things in their life.
In the afternoon, we will 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.
Visit Amarapura, Sagaing, Kaungmutaw Pagoda, Ywadaung village
Early morning, we will fly to Mandalay and have a full day of religious-site visit. Mandalay is the economic hub of Upper Burma and considered the centre of Burmese culture. We start the day by visiting Amarapura - a former capital of Myanmar and a beautiful township nowadays. Then we move to Mahargangaryoni to meet and learn the life of the monks. Our next destination is Sagaing which is known as an important religious and monastic center. To satisfy your favor of religious buildings in Myanmar, we will continue to go to Kaungmutaw Pagoda which is one of the most well known among of the Sagaing stupas, with its large white - washed edifice and large dome. The last destination is Ywadaung village where housed Sagaing Hill and people in silver wears. We will end the enjoyable day with the sunset on 1.2 km long U-Pein wooden bridge before coming back to Mandalay.
Visit Mingun Pagoda, the bamboo mat weaving village, Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwe Kyaung Monastery, Atumashi Monastery, Kuthotaw Pagoda.
Our journey back to the land of Buddha will continue with Mingun Pagoda - an uncompleted monument with a giant bell inside and marble footprint of Buddha. In the afternoon, tourists will have chance to visit the bamboo mat weaving village to observe the daily activities of the Burmese and how they weave of wood or bamboo mats. This quaint village is full of friendly locals and curious kids who always welcome you to the town. Afterward, we visit a series of temples and pagoda such as Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwe Kyaung Monastery, Atumashi Monastery and Kuthotaw Pagoda. These places are highlights of religious sites in Myanmar, so it is a shortcoming if you travel Myanmar without visiting these places. Our day will end on the Mandalay Hill and enjoy the sunset.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Visit Heho and Pindaya, explore the beauty of Pindaya caves and Inle Lake.
Early in the morning, we fly to Heho and then drive to Pindaya. After about one-hour driving from Heho Airport, we stop at Pindaya caves. Inside the caves, there are almost 8000 Buddha images made of gold. Then drive to visit Inle Lake. It is said that Inle Lake is a wonderful watery world of floating gardens, stilted villages and crumbling stupas.
We will stay overnight in Inle.
Discover the beauty of Inle Lake, visit morning market, Indein Village, Shweinndein Pagoda, floating garden, Phaungdawoo Pagoda, silver smiths workshops, traditional weaving industry
Today, we will continue enjoy the natural beauty of the beauty of the second - largest lake of Myanmar. This morning we visit morning market when the locals sell their handmade goods or foods, clothes. It is really an interesting place for shopaholic people. Then we move to Indein Village which is quite famous among tourists for its collection of ancient ruined pagodas, then the ancient Shweinndein Pagoda, a maundering maze of stupas.
Afternoon explore floating garden, Phaungdawoo Pagoda where contains five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf; and other famous places in the area such as silver smiths workshops, traditional weaving industry.
Overnight in Inle Lake.
Flight back to Yangon, departure
Free until transfer to Heho Airport to fly back to Yangon in late morning. Arrive Yangon and wait for your departure flight home. Tour ends.
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