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Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) - Bagan - Yangon

(5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)
Tour Code: MKS - 08

 

kyaikhtiyo-03Day 01: Yangon arrival & Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (by car)

Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by Minn Kyan Sitt Travels representative and our tour guide. Continue to Kyaikthtiyo, one of Myanmar’s landmark, which is famous for its position and religious importance: Kyaikhtiyo the “Golden Rock “, huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. To reach the pagoda from Kin Pun a steep 11km road leads to the upper staging point by truck. Take a light trekking on the summit through bamboo forest. Enjoy the sunset beauty on the hill top. Overnight at hotel in Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock).
 
bago-04Day 02:  Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) – Bago - Yangon  (by car)

After breakfast at hotel, drive back Yangon and on the way sightseeing at Bago. Visit the huge four sitting Buddha’s Kyaikpun.(28 meters high huge Buddha Image) and Kyat Khet Wine Monastery, where a thousand monks having lunch under the way of Buddha's guidance. Proceed to Shwethalyaung Pagoda (55 meters long and 16 meters high reclining Buddha). Continue to Shwemawdaw Pagoda which looks like Shwedagon in Yangon at glance and is the highest Pagoda in Myanmar. Hinthagon Pagoda, private-funded spirit workship ceremonies often take place and could enjoy panoramic view. Than proceed to Kanbawza Thardi Palace – the famous palace of King Bayinnaung (1551 – 1581 A.D) is being extensively excavated and some buildings are being rebuilt. After sightseeing, return to Yangon. On the way back, you can visit Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyan, maintained by the common wealth War Craves Commission. After that, drive back to Yangon. Then, shortly before sunset, the 107 meters high golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda will glitter in the soft lightt of the early evening. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
bagan-04Day 03: Yangon - Bagan full day sightseeing (by car & flight)

Early morning breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Arrive at Bagan and check in to hotel. From the 11th to 13th centuries, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, the rulers constructed thousands of huge stupas and temples many of which are still standing today on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Your journey begins with a visit an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan. Continue visit Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sand stone decoration, Wet Gyi Inn Gubyaukgyi Temple, with superb mural paintings of jataka scenes. In the afternoon begin with a visit to a traditional lacquer ware where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar's best-known handicrafts. Continue to Ananda Temple and architectural masterpiece of the early- style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images. Thabinnyu Temple, the highest temple in Bagan, Dhammayangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Enjoy sunset over the site from the upper terrace of Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
bagan-05Day 04: Bagan - Yangon   (by car & flight)

After breakfast at hotel, visit the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where villagers from local hill tribes gathering every day to buy and sell their produce and other handmande goods. Continue to Myinkaba village and take a short walking tour to explore the examples of Manuha Temple and Nan Paya. Explore more temples in the area, visit more craft shops. On your next stop, you'll learn about the production of Bagan's most famous food, Pone Yay Gyi and also Pe Chaung (bean snack) at a local shop. This thick salty black paste is made from soy beans and is used commonly in Burmese cooking, especially with pork and as a salad. You'll get to see the secrets of how it's made at the shop, all the way from the raw soy beans through to the finished product. Drive on to a nearby village next where locals make a range of products using the juice of palm trees, including sweet molasses and wine. During your visit you're sure to see the expert farmers as they climb the trees effortlessly to collect the juice. In the afternoon you'll move to one of Bagan's lesser-known area, Minnanthu to the east of Bagan. An argricultural village, Minnanthu specializes in sesame and peanut oil production. You'll have time to look around the peaceful area, taking in the temples of Nandamannya, Lemyentha and Payathonzu. In the evening transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
yangon-13Day 05: Yangon sightseeing & Departure   (by car)

After breakfast at hotel, shopping at Bogyoke (or) Scott Market a famous shopping center to enjoy display of Myanmar handicraft (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and Public Holidays). And proceed to visit Kaba Aye (World peace) Pagoda, it was also known as the " World Peace Pagoda" and Mahapasana Cave, where the sixth Buddhist synod took place. On the way visit to Kyauktawgyi Pagoda also known as Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Labamuni Buddha Image at Minn Dhamma Hill, there is an Elephant house where the three white elephants are kept. And then transfer to Yangon International Airprot for Departure.
 

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