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Yangon-Kyaikhtiyoe (Golden Rock)-Bago-Mandalay-Bagan- Inle

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Tour Code ASB/CUL-21
Destination Yangon, Kyaikhtiyo, Bago, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle
Day 01: Yangon Arrival, sightseeing
Day 02: Yangon-Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)
Day 03: Kyaikhtiyo-Bago-Yangon
Day 04: Yangon-Mandalay
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Day 05: Mandalay, sightseeing
Day 06: Mandalay-Mingun
Day 07: Inwa-Sagaing
Day 08: Mandalay-Bagan
Day 09: Bagan, sightseeing
Day 10: Bagan-Mt. Popa-Sale`
Day 11: Bagan-Heho-Pindaya <flight, vehicle>
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Day 12: Inle Lake sightseeing
Day 13: Indein excursion, Heho-Yangon <boat, flight>
Day 14: Departure

Day 1 Yangon Arrival

Arrive at Yangon Int’l Airport by morning flight. Welcome by our tour guide. On the way to hotel, visit Lawkachantha Abaya Labamuni Buddha Image being curved from a Superlative Monolithic marble stone, Kaba Aye Mahapathana Cave (World Peace) Pagoda, walk into the Great Cave (man – made cave), which was built to hold sixth synod of Buddhist monks in order to revise the Buddhist scriptures. Then transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing commence from Chauhtatgyi Pagoda – a huge reclining Buddha, Kandaw Gyi Royal Lake, visit and watch the sunset at the Glorious Shwedagon Pagoda – over 2500 years old and one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments . Dinner at Karaweik Royal Berge with cultural show. Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.

After breakfast, transfer to Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) ‘base camp’ . From Kinpun, a steep and dirt 11km mountain road leads to the upper camp by open truck. From that upper camp, walk to the final stage about 45 minutes, up steep paths to the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, a small stupa sits on top of a huge boulder covered in gold leaf, which balances on the edge of a cliff at the top of Kyaikhto Mountain. Legend has it that the boulder balances on the cliff thanks to the hair of the Buddha, which is preserved inside the stupa. As an easier alternative to walking, travelers can be carried in sedan chairs by four porters. A spectacular view will waiting at the top, especially at sun rise or sunset. Dinner and overnight at the hotel, Kyaikhtiyo.

Drive back to Yangon. On the way visit Bago sightseeing includes Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda, over a thousand years old which is even taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon, ShweTha Lyaung Reclining Buddha Image, 55 meters long and one of the country’s most revered. Proceed to Kalyani Sima (Ordination Hall) to study a stone inscription of historical interest. Continue to Maha Cedi Pagoda, from which upper most terraces, magnificent panoramic view of the Bago Plains can be seen. Also, make visits to a cheroot factory in Bago and Kyaik Pon Buddha Images, built in 1476 by King Dhammazedi. Four huge sitting Buddhas placed back to back around a huge square pillar and 30m high four Buddha images represent the four Buddhas already enlightened in this world. Stay overnight at hotel, Yangon.

Transfer to the railway station for Mandalay. Along the journey since the train crosses many towns, cultivation lands and scenic mountain ranges, one can imagine the different nature of people, landscape, vegetation and plantation. Stay overnight at hotel, Mandalay.

Sightseeing commence from Mahagandayon Monastery to see the daily life of the Buddhist monks, 200 – year – old U Pein teak bridge, built in 1782 spanning the Taung Tha Man Lake, Manhamuni Pagoda, home to Mandalay’s holiest Buddha statue, 12.5ft high – seated image, which is heavily overlaid with gold, workshops of tapestries and silk weaving, Shwenandaw Kyaung noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda to see large Buddha statue, carved out of a single marble block and Kuthodaw Pagoda, to study the world’s biggest book in – scripted on the marble slabs Then drive to Mandalay Hill, 230 meters in elevation, for a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding areas at sunset. Stay overnight at hotel, Mandalay.

After breakfast, a boat – trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun about 11Km (1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. Visit to Mingun Bell, claimed to be the largest ringing bell in the world; Mya TheinTan Pagoda, in memorial to the late Queen Sin Byu Me and the unfinished Mingun Temple, which could be the world’s largest brick Pagoda if it was finished. Back to Mandalay and visit other interesting places in Mandalay. Stay overnight at hotel, Mandalay.

Visit Inwa (Ava) across the Myitngeh River, Tour Highlights: Ava’s city walls can still be seen and Nan Myint tower and Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery. Then visit Sagaing and lunch. After lunch visit Sagaing Hills, Ywahtaung village (home of the silversmiths’ guilds) and Kaunghmudaw Pagoda. Drive back to Mandalay and overnight at hotel, Mandalay.

After breakfast, transfer to jetty; board on to public ferry boat to Bagan sail along the Ayeyarwaddy River. The trip normally takes a full day, with stops at about half a dozen small towns where local people join or leave the boat. Arrive Bagan in time to see the sunset. Transfer to hotel and overnight.

Bagan full day sightseeing includes Shwezigon Pagoda – built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Thatbyinnyu Temple, the highest white stucco building, Htilominlo Temple – the largest temples of Bagan and Ananda Temple, which has four huge Buddha Images in standing position and relieves depicting the Buddha from his birth to his Enlighten men. Continuing visit to lacquer – ware making home cottage, Dhamayangyi, Bagan’s most massive temple, Manuha Temple – built in the Mon Style from the 1059, Nanpaya Temple – said to be the place of King Manuha’s palace site, Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi – known for its mural painting depicting scenes from Jakata. Also visit to Shwesandaw Pagoda to watch sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Stay overnight at hotel in Bagan.

After breakfast, visit Nyaung Oo Local Market. And then proceed to Mount Popa about 50 miles (80km) southeast of Bagan. On the way, can study palm tree climbing, palm sugar making and grinding cooking oil. Climb up the 730 meters high conic flattop (Named as Popa Taung Kalat) by 777 steep steps. It is the home of Myanmar’s legendary 37 Nats or Spirits. You can see the panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes from the top of the Popa Taung Kalat. After lunch, drive to Kyaukpadaung and proceed to Sa Le. Visit Yoke Sone Monastery, which is the oldest existing monastery built entirely with teak wood. It has 154 teak posts and decorated with beautiful wood carvings. Continue to Man Paya – a largest Lac Buddha image, 6 meter high, dated from the 13th century. Return to Bagan through Chauk, where you will see old Burma Oil installations (‘nodding donkeys’) along the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Stay overnight at hotel, Bagan.

Take a morning flight to Heho (Inle). Proceed to Pindaya, a small quiet town, famous for its Pindaya Caves (Shwe – Umin or Golden Cave), formed many years ago. The caves themselves are stocked full of Buddha images (apparently 8,094 in total) many covered with gold and carved by the locals at the end of the 17th century in a variety of styles. One can also study bamboo umbrella making, paper – making, Pindaya Lake and the aged thousand years old trees. Then proceed to Nyaung Shwe (Inle Lake) and overnight at the hotel.

Inle Lake sightseeing by boat includes Floating Market (can be able to see on the market days only which holds on every five days), Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, it houses 5 extraordinary Buddha images scarcely recognizable as they have been disfigured by layers of gold which people stick on both for good luck and as an art of piety, Ngaphechaung Monastery – the modest collection of Buddha images in Shan, Tibetan, Bagan and Inwa styles, the weaving village of Inpawkhon and other sights. Stay overnight at hotel in Inle.

After breakfast, cruise to Indein on the narrow Indaing creek. Indein Pagoda is an ancient one located on the hill lock at the western bank of the Inlay Lake. You can observe a cluster of ancient stupas some are ruined. To reach the pagoda it has to walk up hill along the covered way. It has quite interesting scenes while cruising along the narrow creek. Transfer to the airport for Yangon by evening flight. Stay overnight at hotel, Yangon.

After breakfast, shopping at Bogyoke Aung San Market before called Scott’s Market, where one can buy many items in one place. This Market was built in British colonial times and has a colonial shape. Transfer to the airport for departure by evening flight.

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Prices inclusive of:
Hotels (Twin sharing) with breakfast
Air fare
Boat fare
Train fare
Transfer & transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
Porter charges
Throughout English speaking guide fee
Welcome dinner

Prices exclusive of:
Entrance fees
International air fare
Visa fee
Airport tax
Personal expenses (Tel: call, laundry, etc.)

Surcharge for compulsory Christmas and New Year Dinner will be subject to confirm at time of booking.
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