In this 8 day journey, explore different prides of Myanmar, from beautiful sceneries, magnificent religious sites, and rich culture to the peaceful local life. Definitely, by spending time at the spectacular Shwezigon Pagoda in Yangon, observing the lives of Intha people in Inle Lake, experiencing the hustle and bustle of Mandalay - one of Myanmar's economic hubs, and discovering the techniques of making lacquer wares at Bagan, your travel diary will be sweetened up with unforgettable memories.
|Day 1||Yangon Arrival||Arrive in Yangon; visit China Town, British Colonial buildings, Sule...||N/A|
|Day 2||Yangon - Heho - Inle Lake - Half Day...||Morning flight to Heho, visits to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, Ngaphechaung...||B|
|Day 3||Inle Lake - Indein - Mandalay||Visit morning local market, temples in Indein village; take an...||B|
|Day 4||Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay Hill||Boat trip to Mingun, visits to Pahtodawgyi, Mingun Bell, Mandalay...||B|
|Day 5||Mandalay - Sagaing - Amarapura - Flight...||Explorations of Sagaing's U Min Thonze Cave Temple, Soon U Ponya Shin...||B|
|Day 6||Bagan Discovery||Discover Bagan's Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Sulamani Temple,...||B|
|Day 7||Bagan Sightseeing - Yangon||Sightsee Gubyaukgyi Temple, Mya Zedi Pagoda, Manuha Temple; fly to...||B|
|Day 8||Yangon Departure||Departure||B|
Arrive in Yangon; visit China Town, British Colonial buildings, Sule Pagoda, and Shwedagon Pagoda
At the airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver, and then be transferred to your hotel.
Begin your first Myanmar experiences through Yangon's various destinations, from its exotic streets of China Town and colonial style buildings like Emmanuel Church, Inland Water Transport Building to religious sites such as Sule Zedi and especially Shwedagon Pagoda - the city's most prominent Buddhist structure dominating the sky with its giant spires, golden flash and holy relics.
Morning flight to Heho, visits to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, Ngaphechaung Monastery, Nampan Village, cotton and lotus weaving factory, cigar making houses
After having breakfast at your hotel, leave Yangon for Heho. As you arrive to Heho, our driver will transfer you to Inle Lake, Myanmar's second largest lake and also the habitat of the extraordinary one leg rower Intha people. While you are on the boat ride to your hotel, relax yourself and enjoy the dreamy setting there.
In the afternoon, take a motorboat to Phaungdawoo Pagoda which is known for five small gold Buddha images and also is believed the holiest in Inle. That is how your half day sightseeing starts. Next, stop at Ngaphechaung Monastery, the "jumping cat Monastery" where visitors can watch a show that involves well trained felines. It is well known for its 250 year old wooden architecture work of among 100 monasteries on the lake. Traveling further to Nam Pan village, you will have a sense of the traditional Intha life by visiting cigar making houses and cotton, lotus weaving factories.
Visit morning local market, temples in Indein village; take an afternoon flight to Mandalay
In the morning, visit the local market hold in different villages surrounding the lake; definitely, it is much enjoyable to observe the local tribes in colorful clothes as well as join in the exotic market atmosphere. Next, stop by a beautiful temple of Indein located on the hill overlooking the lake. Surely it is relaxing to walk along the corridor and contemplate the giant columns which have been left to nature for centuries.
Head to Heho for the late afternoon flight to Mandalay.
Boat trip to Mingun, visits to Pahtodawgyi, Mingun Bell, Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, sunset contemplation at Mandalay Hill
As Myanmar's hub of Buddhism, Mandalay is filled with various stupas and monasteries. You will at ease find it fascinating watching the monks officiate and spend their usual life.
In the morning, head to Mandalay port and get off a private boat to Mingun. Following the river upstream, you are about to visit the gigantic 90 ton Mingun Bell as well as the giant yet unfinished Mingun Pahtodawgyi.
In the afternoon, come to Mandalay Palace - the last Burmese kingship's last royal construction, Shwenandaw Monastery - literally means Golden Palace Monastery, famous for its delicate teak carvings, and Kuthodaw Pagoda - formerly Mahalawka Marazein, containing the world's biggest book. Lastly, visit Mandalay Hill to watch the views of sunset as well as the whole city.
Explorations of Sagaing's U Min Thonze Cave Temple, Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, Amarapura's Mahagandayon Monastery, U Bein Bridge, Mandalay’s Mahamuni Buddha Temple; late afternoon flight to Bagan
Firstly, 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, come 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.
When your explorations are finished, leave Mandalay and take an afternoon flight to Bagan. Stay overnight in Bagan.
Discover Bagan's Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple, Sulamani Temple, Bagan Archaeological Museum; watch sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy River
In the morning, visit Shwezigon Pagoda reported to enshrine Gautama Buddha's relics, Ananda Temple which is home to four Buddha standing statues - each faces one of the four cardinal directions, and Sulamani Temple, a Buddhist edifice rebuilt in 1994 from which Htilominlo Temple was built after.
In the afternoon, visit Bagan Archaeological Museum where you can figure out features of the old Bagan Kingdom, from literature and architecture to social life. Also, do not forget to discover Bagan's traditional way of making lacquer wares, a part of its fame. Next, enjoy sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy River before head to your hotel in Bagan.
Stay overnight in Bagan.
Sightsee Gubyaukgyi Temple, Mya Zedi Pagoda, Manuha Temple; fly to Yangon
After breakfast, start your day by sightseeing Gubyaukgyi Temple - the oldest pagoda in Bagan whose exteriors are still in good condition. Next, head to Mya Zedi whose name means 'Jade Pagoda' in Burmese language - from there, two identical pillars were found. After that, visit Manuha Temple, a two-storey rectangular construction containing three sitting Buddha images and a statue of Buddha accessing Nirvana.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport and take an afternoon flight to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.
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