Manaw Festival



Tour Code PMT / F – 001 Duration 5 Days/ 4 Nights Destinations Yangon- Myitkyinar ( Kachin state – Northern part of Myanmar )- Myitkyinar- Mandalay Recommended Season January

Trip overview: Manaw is the colorful festival of the Kachin people who live in Northern Myanmar and the festival annually held in January. Manaw festival means reunion ceremony and traditionally Manaw was a Nat Festival, honoring guardian spirits, and the Padian Nat is believed to be the protector of Kachin. On the other hand, it is a show of gratitude to ancestral spirits and all participants pray for a bright future. There are many versions of Manaw: a version to celebrate the New Year, other versions to celebrate victory in battle, housewarming, and so on. In earlier times, it was a festival for the Duwars, or tribal chieftains, but now it is the victory festival for all of Kachin State. Manaw festival (The New Year Festivals) are celebrated in Myitklyina with dancing around the erected Manaw poles, quite similar to the totem poles of North American Indians.

Day 01: Arrival Yangon

You are warmly welcome to Myanmar, Golden Land! Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be greeted by our Panoramic Myanmar representative, guide and transferred to your hotel. After check in at your hotel and Introduction about Yangon City through walking around city centre so as to observe Colonial styled buildings , Sule pagoda , Yangon City Hall , Mahabandola park with Independent monument inside and ways of lives in Yangon city..and then lunch break at good local restaurant In the afternoon, A visit to Huge Reclining Buddha Image in length of 72 meter, well known as Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda. After than to visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Pagoda for all Myanmar Buddhist People is a must-do where the rest of evening will be spent to observe all religious activities of Myanmar people. After than transfer back to hotel.

Day 02: Yangon – Myitkyinar by flight

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Myitkinar. Transfer and check in at the hotel. Afternoon, excursion to Myitson – 45 km away from Myikyinar and it is original of Ayeyarwaddy River. It’s originate from the confluence of Malihka & Manka Rivers. Enjoy boat trip along Myitson. Drive back to Myitkyinar and on the way back visit Karain Naw Bridge. Overnight at Myitkyinar.

Day 03: Myitkyinar

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Visit beautiful local market. Hsu Taung Pye Zedidaw – gilded pagoda which is situated on the banks of Ayeyarwady River, Andawshin Paya – silver plated zedi. Afternoon, you may enjoy the preparation of Manaw festival. Overnight at Myitkyinar.

Day 04: Manaw Festival

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Manaw New Year festival and night market. Overnight at Myitkyinar.

Day 05: Flight to Mandalay

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay or other destination.

Our Tailored Made suggestion for this Itinerary

A visit to Mandalay (Last Burmese Kingdom conquered by British in 1885 )

Boat trip to Mingun, 11 km away, and situate to Western bank of Irrawaddy River.

Enjoy the unforgettable sunset from longest wooden bridge known as U Bein Bridge in Amarapura , 11 km to the south of Mandalay.

A journey to Bagan , First Myanmar Emperor dating back to 11 century, internationally recognized as Archaeological Treasure of Myanmar.

Your trip would not be perfect without a visit to Inle lake , known as the Magic Water land of Myanmar.

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