Day 1: Yangon arrival. Arrival in Yangon international airport, welcomed by tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Full day city tour in Yangon starts with drive through the colonial style buildings downtown, the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter. Visit center's useful landmark, Sule Zedi with its golden octagonal pagoda. Continue to Temple of Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha. Stop alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take photographs over the lake towards Shwedagon. Enjoy the sunset at Shwedagon. Return to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.
“Its stupa with gilded gold leaves is the "heart" of Buddhist Myanmar. The pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central is surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon, and it's a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by”.
Day 2: Yangon. Breakfast at hotel. Drive out to the Yangon Golf Club - the oldest 18 holes golf club designed by the British in 1906. After golf, transfer back to the hotel. In afternoon city tour, visit Bogyoke (Scott) market to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts, then proceed to National Museum with an 8-meter-high Golden Lion Throne and Mandalay Royal Regalia. Return to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Yangon - Bagan. Breakfast at hotel. Morning transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, welcomed again by guide, and direct transfer to Bagan Golf Club, lies among the temples of old historic age from 11 century. Fantastic view and atmosphere of dry zone where one can enjoy until noon for hotel check-in. Afternoon tour as major discovery of Asia’s most impressive archeological site: In the afternoon, “visit Ananda temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery from the early Bagan era with well-preserved murals.
Make a photo stop at the tallest temple measuring 61 meters – Thatbuinnyu known as: "temple of omniscience" and dating from 1091. Next, visit Dhamayangyi, a massive-looking temple dating from end of 12th century which is famous for its interlocking mortar less brickwork. Continue to Mingalarzedi, the last of the large pagodas built in the 13th century, representing the pinnacle of Bamar pagoda architecture”. Then, visit local lacquer workshop to watch craftsmen skillfully making this most famous of Bagan handicrafts. Short ride by horse carts at the sunset time, and climb to the top of Shwesandaw stupa to enjoy, magnificent views over Pagan's temples and the Ayeyarwady River. Return to hotel after sunset. Overnight stay at hotel in Bagan. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Bagan. Breakfast at hotel. Drive out to Bagan Golf Club by horse carts as a fascination way of local transport. After golf, “visit to Nyaung-U local market, and then continue to Sulamani, one of Pagan's great two-storied Bamar style temples which have 4 seated Buddha images. And visit Lemethna temple, topped by an Indian-style spire similar to Ananda. Then, the three shrines of Payathonzu which are connected by passages adorned with Mahayanist or Tantric mural paintings. Visit Nandamanya temple with fine frescoes and an unexpectedly erotic mural.
Take a break from temples and wander through the village of Minnanthu to see how the local people live. In the afternoon, visit Abeyardanar, temple with frescoes representing Bodhisattvas and the gods of Indian mythology. Continue to Nanpaya temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said once to have been Manuha's residence. See the four Buddha images in Manuha's pagoda and then, stop at Myazedi stupa to see Myanmar's "Rosetta Stone", bearing inscriptions written in four languages”. Return to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Bagan – Yangon. Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Bagan airport for flight back to Yangon. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Afternoon tour in Yangon with Kaba Aye (World Peace) Pagoda and Mahapasana Guha Cave, where the Sixth Buddhist Council took place, and unique Glass Factory with skilled craftsmen hand-blowing glass and creating original glassware and sunset panoramic view along famous Inya lake bank. Return hotel. Overnight at hotel in Yangon. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Yangon departure. Breakfast at hotel. Only transfer to airport for international departure. Includes: (B).
Note: (B) – Breakfast only throughout the tour.
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