Mon civilization in the early centuries AD dominated the region leaving a rich legacy of art and sculpture. Highlights include the Golden Rock at Kyaik-hti-yo and Moulemein, immortalized by Kipling’s verse and up till 1855 the capital of British Burmah. The war graves at Thanbyuzayat, set close to the notorious ‘Death Railway’ can only move. There is a lot of driving on roads of varying conditions. Hotels used are surprisingly good for such a remote area.
Day 1: Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo by coach. After breakfast at hotel, early morning drive to Bago (80 km from Yangon). On the way visit to Htaukkyant World War II Cemetery. Then proceed to Bago. Arrive at Bago - an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century. Tour highlights include: Kyakhatwine Teaching Monastery, Shwe-tha-lyaung Reclining Buddha Image and Shwemawdaw Pagoda. Then continue drive to Kyeikhtiyo. We will proceed to Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda) - stands on a gold gilded boulder precariously perched on the edge of the hill over 1100 m above sea level. It is an 11 km up-hill climb for the hikers for Kimpun base camp. But, tourist can travel to Rathedaung by truck, taking 45 minutes and then walk 45 minutes up to the Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Kyeikhtiyo. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 2: Kyaikhtiyo - Pha an - Mawlamyine by coach. After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pha-an, on the way visit to Bayint Nyi Cave - it is also type of lime stone cave and cold and hot spring lake exist in that cave. Arrive at Pha-an, visit to Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda. Lunch at a restaurant in Pha-an. After lunch, continue drive to Mawlamyine. On the way visit to Saddan Cave - the number of Buddha Images gilded on the wall of the lime stone cave. Arrive at Mawlamyine and transfer to hotel. After check in, visit to Mahamuni Pagoda-built in traditional Mon style, Kyaikthanlan Pagoda- the most visible and tallest stupa. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Mawlamyine. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Mawlamyine - Thanbyuzayat - Mawlamyine by Coach. After breakfast at hotel, drive to Thanbyuzayat (34 km drive from Mawlamyine). On the way visit to Kyaikkhami Pagoda - perched on the rocks by the sea and joint to the land by a covered causeway. Then proceed to Thanbyuzayet, visit to Death Railway that connect Myanmar and Thailand built by Japanese during the World War II, Death Railway Museum, World War II Cemetery of allied soldiers and Thanbyuzayat Market. Then drive back to Mawlamyine. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Mawlamyine. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Mawlamyine - Yangon by Coach. After breakfast at hotel, drive to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon and check in to hotel. Lunch and dinner at a restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Yangon. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Yangon Departure. After breakfast, transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure.
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