YANGON - MANDALAY - MINGUN – SAGAING - YANGON
DAY 1: ARRIVAL YANGON (-/-/D)
Welcome by our tour guide upon arrival at Yangon International Airport. Dine at local restaurant and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Yangon.
DAY 2: YANGON- MANDALAY (BY FLIGHT) (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. On arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in.
Proceed directly to Amarapura. Visit Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study Buddhism; continue to the 200-year-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the Royal Capital.
U Bein teak bridge
Afternoon sightseeing tour includes Mahamuni Pagoda with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves then, to Shwe Nan Dawn Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery), a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs sculpted with the Three Baskets of Buddhist scriptures. Enjoy sunset on the Mandalay Hill.
Golden Palace Monastery
Dine at local restaurant and overnight in Mandalay.
DAY 3: MANDALAY - MINGUN - SAGAING - MANDALAY (B/L/D)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel.
Departing from Mandalay, you will discover the charms of old Burma as you take a journey through two of Myanmar's ancient capitals.
Drive to Kywezon jetty to watch the busy riverside activity and take a local riverboat to the ancient capital of Mingun (appr. 1 hour per way). Visit the Settawya Pagoda, with a footprint of the Buddha, walk to the huge Mingun Bell - the world’s largest ringing bell exists (It weighs 55555 viss), the nearby unfinished Mingun Pahtodawgyi - one of the famous buildings in the world., Myatheindan (Hsinbyume) Pagoda, built by King Bagyidaw in 1816, three years before he succeeded Bodawpaya as king, the pagoda was constructed in memory of his senior wife the Hsinbyume princess, a reproduction of the mythological Mt. Meru.
Myatheindan (Hsinbyume) Pagoda
Drive back to Mandalay. And lunch at local restaurant.
And drive to Sagaing Hill. The Sagaing Hills are dotted with pagodas and there are over 500 monasteries, a retreat for some 6000 monks and nuns. Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, Kaung Hmudaw Pagoda (a copy of the Mahaceti Pagoda in Sri Lanka), and Ywahtaung (home of the silversmiths’ guilds) are places worth visiting.
Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda
Kaung Hmudaw Pagoda
And go back to Mandalay. Overnight at Mandala.
DAY4: MANDALAY-YANGON (BY FLIGHT) (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for domestic flight to Yangon.
Upon Arrival, visit Another Huge Sitting Marble Buddha Image, LawkaChantha Abaya Lahba Muni meaning Buddha blessing the whole Universe, being healthy, wealthy and free from danger.
LawkaChantha Abaya Lahba Muni
From there, a few metres away, visit the house of the three Royal White Elephants. Proceed to Kabar Aye (World peace) Pagod and MahapasanaGuha, where the Sixth Buddhist Synod took place.
Royal White Elephants
Kabar Aye Pagoda
Lunch at local restaurant.
After having lunch, transfer to hotel.
In the evening, visit the most magnificent and spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda before the sun set and enjoy the beauty of Stupa while it changes the shining of gold in different tones according to the radiant of the setting sun.
Dine at local restaurant and overnight at Yangon.
DAY 5: YANGON DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel and transfer to International airport for departure “HOME SWEET HOME”.
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