The Heart of Myanmar – Option 3



Tour Code PMT/C – 003 Duration 5 days / 4 nights Destinations Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Yangon Recommended Season The whole year round

Trip Overview : Experience Burma in full colour taking in the must-see sights of this undiscovered destination including the monasteries and pagodas of Yangon and Mandalay, and the thousands of ancient stupas and temples of Bagan. Thetour includes the country’s main points of interest and includes a stay in the economic and culture hub of Mandalay to learn about the production of gold-leaf and wood carvings as well as a visit to the three former capitals of Myanmar; Mingun, Sagaing,and Amarapura.

Tour Highlight

Enjoy a full day sightseeing in Yangon See the 70 metre long reclining Buddha Image Admire the most magnificent Shwedagon pagod Observe the colonial styled buildings in Yangon Visit picturesque Bogyoke Market Visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market Explore temples and visit craft shops Enjoy the sunset over the beautiful corner of Bagan Cruise on the Ayeyarwaddy river to Mingun Enjoy a full day sightseeing in Mandalay Excursion to Sagaing and Amapapura Enjoy the mystical sunset from U Bein Bridge.

Day 1: Arrival – Yangon & Sightseeing

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 2: Yangon – Bagan & Sightseeing ( Byearly morning flight )

Early wakeup is a must to catch the flight to Bagan.Upon arrival to Bagan . Morning sightseeing might include a visit to Nyaung Oo local Market to see rural lives . then the most impressive religious monuments will be first introduced to you with a visit to Shwezigon pagoda which is prototype of later Myanmar stupa since 11th century , Wetgyi Inn Gubyaukgyi with fine mural painting, Sulamuni temple for the beautiful plaster carving. Check in your hotel in the afternoon.Your guide will let you know all the different aspects, architectural styles, and history of each temple visited. After refreshing at your hotel, in the late afternoon, visit Nanphaya temple with sand stone, Manuha temple and Myingaba Gubyaukgyi temple with preserved early 12th century mural painting by UNESCO. Then enjoy the sunset from the ancient pagoda.

Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay & Sightseeing ( Bymorning flight)

After breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Mandalay. Upon arrival to Mandalay International Airport, drive straight to Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery which is situated in Amarapura , 11 km away to the south of Mandalay . then visit to a traditional hand-woven silk workshop before proceeding to Bagaya monastery, a compound with a superb collection of Buddha statues. Then experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including a major arts and crafts center. A visit to tapestry craftsmen’s shop and marble stone carving before the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar, Mahamuni pagoda. Check in your hotel after that lunch break at local restaurant. Afternoon sightseeing starts with a visit Golden Palace Monastery, which was the remaining original royal apartment of Mandalay Palace, then excursion to Kuthodaw pagoda known as the world’s largest book due to 729 marble slab erected in pagoda compound before proceeding to Mandalay hill to enjoy the panoramic view of Mandalay city during sunset.

Day 4: Excursion Mingun – Sagaing – Amarapura – Mandalay

After breakfast , transfer to jetty to one hour boat ride to Mingun along upstream Ayeyarwaddy river. Touring around Mingun areas including Mingun pagoda, Unfinished Religious Monument in height of 50 meter. And the world’s largest bell in weight of 90 tons and Hsinbyume Pagoda which is archeologically unique among religious monuments in Myanmar. And then stream down to Mandalay and lunch at local restaurant.. After lunch visit to Shwe Inn Bin monastery which was build of teak wood completely in early 20 century and stop b Shwe Kyatyat to take a photo of Sagaing hill and then drive straight to Sagaing where about 5oo monasteries and 200 nunneries as a retreat for Buddhist devotees are built all over Sagaing hill. Viewing from Sagaing hill over the Ayerwaddy river. Then continue to 200-year-old U Bein bridge, built in 1782 . and U Bein bridge is one of the interesting spot for mystical sunset. Enjoy sunset from U Bein Bridge. Then drive back to hotel.

Day 5: Mandalay – Yangon( By morning flight )

After breakfast transfer to Mandalay airport for flying back to Yangon. Upon arrival to Yangon, visit Bogyoke Market for the memorable souvenirs that comes from all over the country for your closed friends. And experience the memory recall of colonial time at Strand hotel built in 1896, by drinking Tea, Coffee, Dagon draught beer. Refreshing memory of all pleasant moments of the trip with your local guide and enjoy the unforgettable moments of your trip to the last minute of your stay in Myanmar , then see you off at Yangon International Airport.

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