Golden Land at a Glance

    Duration:
  • 5 Days/ 4 Nights
  • Tour Code:
  • ODY - 004

Sightseeing begins with Botataung Pagoda and Shwedagon Pagoda on your arrival day. Next day attractions are 72m long Chauthtatgyi Reclining Buddha image, 16th century Nga Htat Gyi temple, Colonial Charm, Bogyoke Market, Karaweik, Kandawgyi Park and Chinatown. Golden Rock & Bago are the main highlights of the itinerary which is the perfect match for the travelers who would like to get a quick escape from the bustling city. It takes approximately 4 hours drive from Yangon to the base camp of the Golden Rock and another one hour drive up hill and 20 minutes trek to reach the top of the mountain. Visit Bago on the way back to Yangon next day. Golden Rock is well known for its impressive location on the edge of a cliff while Bago is regarded as one of the richest archaeological sites in Myanmar.

Tour package start from: USD 647 /per person (based on 2 travelers)

(Valid from 1st May, 2016 to 30th Sep, 2016, minimum 2 pax per booking)

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

Arrival

Arrival

  • Yangon arrival in the afternoon. (Itinerary can be adjusted base on your flight time.)
  • Meet & greet by your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
  • After check-in, head to Botataung pagoda – situated way downtown beside the Yangon River. The Pagoda overlooked the pleasant water front of the river. The 40 meter high golden pagoda enshrines a sacred hair relic of Buddha. You will also be able to observe the locals at the many small shops lining up around the pagoda selling Buddhist trinkets, books, souvenirs, flowers, candles, incense, etc. If you like, you can also feed the pigeons by the jetty just next to the pagoda.
  • Lastly,drive to the great Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset appreciation in the evening. This 98-meter gilded stupa is Myanmar’s Holiest Buddhist Shrine that contains relics of the past four Buddhas. The stupa was rebuilt many times until it reached its current height of 98 meters in the 18th century. It is believed that if a person wants to avoid bad luck and misfortune, he must pour water at one’s planetary post and he will be ensure of peace of mind and all anxieties will end.
  • Transfer back to hotel and overnight in Yangon.

  • Botahtaung Pagoda

    Botataung Pagoda – It is situated way downtown beside the Yangon River, overlooking the pleasant water front of the river. The 40 meter high golden pagoda enshrines a sacred hair relic of the Buddha. The pagoda was destroyed during the 2nd World War and rebuilding started in 1948 following the original design. Seated on a high pedestal in a very ornate pavilion is the Royal Palace Bronze Buddha image that was cast in 1859 by order of King Mindon was taken to Britain during the colonial years and returned to Burma a few years after gaining independence.

  • Shwedagon Pagoda

    Shwedagon Pagoda -this 98-meter gilded stupa is Myanmar’s Holiest Buddhist Shrine that contains relics of the past four Buddhas. It used to be only 18 meters tall. From 1453 to 1472 it was raised to 40 meters. The stupa was rebuilt many times until it reached its current height of 98 meters in the 18th century.

  • Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha

    Chaukhtat Gyi Pagoda – third largest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar with a length of 72 meters long.

  • Nga Htat Gyi

    Nga Htat Gyi – also known as the “five-storey Buddha” is located across the Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha. This enormous seated Buddha is 6 meters tall image is believed to have been in the temple in the 16th century. The original image of the Buddha was a seated image of 20.5 feet. It was relocated here when a great image having a height of 45.5 feet on a pedestal 30 feet high and 46 feet wide was erected on this piece of high ground in 1900.

  • Colonial Buildings

    Colonial Buildings from 20th Century – The crowded city you see today was once ruled by the British Empire and many Victorian-style buildings have survived the ravages of time and retained their glory. Colonial architecture is visible in large numbers of religious buildings, administrative offices, cinemas and residential properties in Yangon, especially close to the downtown area.

  • Bogyoke Aung San market (Scott market)

    Bogyoke Aung San market (Scott market) – this popular market in downtown area offers a good selection of gem stones, traditional fabric & costumes, handicrafts, arts & paintings, souvenirs, etc. Bargain …bargain…bargain before buying anything. (This market is closed on Mondays & Gazette Holidays. In the event when tour dates coincide with the market holidays, we will arrange a suitable activity.)

  • Karaweik Barge
  • Kandawgyi Park
  • China town

Day 2: Yangon Full Day Sightseeing

  • Morning visit to Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha – this 72m long Buddha image is one of Myanmar’s more revered reclining Buddha.
  • Then, we will move over to Nga Htat Gyi – also known as the “five-storey Buddha” is located across the Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha. This enormous seated Buddha is 6 meters tall image is believed to have been in the temple in the 16th century. The original image of the Buddha was a seated image of 20.5 feet. It was relocated here when a great image having a height of 45.5 feet on a pedestal 30 feet high and 46 feet wide was erected on this piece of high ground in 1900.
  • Next, take a short tour to feel the other side of town Yangon. “Colonial Charm”! The crowded city you see today was once ruled by the British Empire and many Victorian-style buildings have survived the ravages of time and retained their glory. Colonial architecture is visible in large numbers of religious buildings, administrative offices, cinemas and residential properties in Yangon, especially close to the downtown area.
  • Then, head to Bogyoke Aung San market (Scott market) – this popular market in downtown area offers a good selection of gem stones, traditional fabric & costumes, handicrafts, arts & paintings, souvenirs, etc. Bargain …bargain…bargain before buying anything. (This market is closed on Mondays & Gazette Holidays. In the event when tour dates coincide with the market holidays, we will arrange a suitable activity.)
  • Then take a drive to Karaweik Barge – a golden, floating palace moored on the eastern shore of beautiful Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon. Constructed in 1974, today it houses a buffet restaurant. Make your way to the breathtaking Kandawagyi Park – one of the greenest spots in the city with views of The Great Shwedagon Pagoda in the background. Take your chance to revel in the serene ambience, away from the hustle and bustle of city living.
  • In the evening, visit Chinatown – the roadside food stalls with steaming dishes and snacks, fruits and flowers, short snacks and sizzling fries are joys for both the locals and foreigners. Fruit vendors offer fruit in season which include mangoes, durians, mangos teens, pomelos, apples, tangerines, grapes, pears, avocados, lichees, pineapples, rambutan, plums and all kinds of banana, all the year round. A visit to Yangon Chinatown especially during festive seasons shows how the overseas Chinese in Yangon continue to maintain and to transmit their cultural identity.
  • Transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon – Golden Rock

  • After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel.
  • Drive to Golden Rock.
  • Arrive at Kinpun base camp /Golden Rock. 11km uphill climb begins (about 7hrs if we trek) or an hour drive up hill. Get up close with nature and friendly locals along the way.
  • Again, another 20 minutes trek to reach the Golden Rock.
  • Check-in at the hotel. Appreciate the amazing sunset and uncover the wonders of Golden Rock.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

  • Golden Rock

    Golden Rock – a truly extraordinary natural feature with its great weight balanced so precariously on the cliff edge. Legend has it that it is kept in place by a single hair of the Buddha. It is one of the most religious sites in Myanmar.

Day 4: Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon

  • Feel and see the another side of the Golden Rock – Sunrise!
  • After breakfast, check-out from the hotel.
  • Drive back to Yangon and visit Bago on the way back.

 

  • Drive back to Yangon in the evening. Transfer to your hotel for check-in.
  • At your own leisure for the rest of the evening. Overnight in Yangon.

  • Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda

    Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda – this pagoda is said to be over 1000 years old and was originally build by the Mon King and it  is the tallest pagoda in Burma. It is 15 meters taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. It is one of Burma’s most sacred sites, because it enshrines several relics of the Buddha. Two huge Chinthe, mythological animals that look like a lion stand guard at the entrance of the temple grounds. Numerous small pagoda’s are placed at the base of the 114 meter tall Shwemawdaw. The pagoda is topped with a diamond studded hti, a top ornament shaped as an umbrella found on most Burmese temples.

  • ShweThaLyaung Reclining Buddha

    ShweThaLyaung Reclining Buddha – built in 994 by the Mon King Mingadeipka& is one of the largest reclining Buddha images in Burma.After the image had fallen into disrepair, it was renovated by King Dhammazedi in the 15th century. The reclining Buddha image is housed in an iron pavilion called tazaung with Italian marble on the floor. On the walls are murals depicting scenes from the Jataka tales, the stories that tell about the previous lives of the Buddha. It was rediscovered by chance in the colonial era when the British built a railway between Yangon and Bago in 1881.

  • Kanbawzathadi Palace

    Kanbawzathadi Palace – built by King Bayinnaung (1551-1581 A.D.) the founder of the second Myanmar Empire. The original palace consisted of 76 apartments and halls according to the old drawing record. It was burned down in 1599. Several buildings of the palace have been rebuilt. The Great Audience Hall was the largest building in the palace where the King received his ministers and officials. The hall is also known as the Royal Lion Throne Hall, because it contained the Thihathana Throne or Lion Throne. The Bhammayarthana Throne Hall, also called Bee Throne Hall contained the private quarters for the King, including the Royal bed chamber and living chamber. This very ornate building has multiple roof sections and false floors, and is topped with a Pyatthat, a seven tiered Burmese style roof. Other buildings contained the chambers of members of the Royal family.

  • KyaikPon four huge sitting Buddhas

    KyaikPon four huge sitting Buddhas – built in 1476 by King Dhammazedi, a devout Buddhist and King of the Mon Kingdom of Hanthawaddy (Pegu), this pagoda is known for its four towering images of the Buddha visible from far away. According to local legend, four Mon sisters were involved in the building of the Kyaik Pun Paya. Among them they pledged never to get married as long as they lived. If one of them was to get married, one of the Buddha statues would collapse. According to the legend one of the women broke her promise and got married, resulting in the collapse of one of the images, the Kassapa Buddha.

  • Htauk Kyaunt War Cemetery

    Htauk Kyaunt War Cemetery – 32km from Yangon and was built in 1951 in commemoration of Allied soldiers who died in the Myanmar Campaign during World War II.

Day 5 : Yangon - International Departure

Departure

Departure

  • Check out from the hotel and drive to Yangon international airport, to take your international flight back home. End of the tour and we hope to see you again.

  • Botahtaung Pagoda

    Botataung Pagoda – It is situated way downtown beside the Yangon River, overlooking the pleasant water front of the river. The 40 meter high golden pagoda enshrines a sacred hair relic of the Buddha. The pagoda was destroyed during the 2nd World War and rebuilding started in 1948 following the original design. Seated on a high pedestal in a very ornate pavilion is the Royal Palace Bronze Buddha image that was cast in 1859 by order of King Mindon was taken to Britain during the colonial years and returned to Burma a few years after gaining independence.

  • Colonial Buildings

    Colonial Buildings from 20th Century – The crowded city you see today was once ruled by the British Empire and many Victorian-style buildings have survived the ravages of time and retained their glory. Colonial architecture is visible in large numbers of religious buildings, administrative offices, cinemas and residential properties in Yangon, especially close to the downtown area.

  • Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha

    Chaukhtat Gyi Pagoda – third largest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar with a length of 72 meters long.

  • Shwedagon Pagoda

    Shwedagon Pagoda -this 98-meter gilded stupa is Myanmar’s Holiest Buddhist Shrine that contains relics of the past four Buddhas. It used to be only 18 meters tall. From 1453 to 1472 it was raised to 40 meters. The stupa was rebuilt many times until it reached its current height of 98 meters in the 18th century.

Service Include

  • Hotel accommodations on twin sharing basis (inclusive of daily breakfast)
  • Transfer and sightseeing by private car (driver inclusive)
  • Entrance fees & zone fees
  • English-speaking station guide fees
  • Truck fee in Golden Rock
  • GST

Service Exclude

  • Meals / Drinks
  • International Flights
  • Visa fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal expenses such as camera fees, laundry services, tips
  • Insurances (personal, health, travel, etc.)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Surcharge for VISA & MasterCard payments
  • The places that are not mentioned in the program

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