Sojourn to Central Myanmar

    Duration:
  • 5 Days/ 4 Nights
  • Tour Code:
  • ODY - 003

Seeing the sights of Botahtaung pagoda which is situated beside the yangon river and Landmark Shwedagon pagoda. Head to Mandalay and environs ,the religious hub of the country ,home of key traditional arts and crafts like gold embroidery,hand weaving of silk and cotton, stone and wood carving, bronze castling ,silver wares and many more.A visit to the ancient cities of Amarapura, Sagaing,Mingun and Monywa.Back to Yangon to catch your flight back to home.

Tour package start from: USD 1075 /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 observethe locals at themany 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.

Day 2: Yangon - Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing - Monywa

  • Check out after breakfast and head to Yangon domestic terminal to catch up your morning flight to Mandalay.
  • You will be met & greet by the station guide at the airport and start your road trip to Monywa. We will visit some of the places on the way to Monywa.
  • U Bain Bridge – 200 year old world’s longest teak bridge. Stroll along and learn about the local way of living. Fishermen in the still waters, monks streaming crimson from one end to other, locals biking from shore to shore on their way home from work, etc and visit the old wooden Bagayar Monastery.
  • Then, visit Sagaing Hill. – discover the numerous Buddhist monasteries; Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. Behold the panoramic view of Mandalay city.
  • Khaungmudaw Pagoda – the Sri Lankan architectural style.
  • After that, continue drive to Monywa. Arrive Monywa in the evening and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
  • At your own leisure for the rest of the evening and overnight in Monywa.

  • U Bein Bridge

    U Bein Bridge (200 year old world’s longest teak bridge. Stroll along and learn about the local way of living. Fishermen in the still waters, monks streaming crimson from one end to other, locals biking from shore to shore on their way home from work, etc).

  • Bagayar Monastery
  • Sagaing Hill
  • Uminthonze Pagoda
  • Sunooponnyashin Pagoda
  • Kaungmudaw Pagoda
  • Mahamyatmuni Pagoda

    Mahamyatmuni Pagoda – the holiest pagoda in Mandalay. The early morning ritual of washing the face of Buddha image draws a large crowd every day.

  • Mahargandaryone Monastery

    Mahargandaryone Monastery – the biggest teaching monastery in Myanmar with more than thousand of monks. You can observe the Buddhist monks ways of life, such as how to prepare for the meals, how to have their lunch, how to study their lessons and so on.

  • Kuthodaw Pagoda
  • Atumashi Monastery

    Atumashi Monastery – a huge grandiose structure surrounded by five graduated rectangular terraces. It was considered one of Southeast Asia’s most magnificent building.

  • Mandalay Palace

    Mandalay Palace – is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy and was the primary royal residence of King Mindon and King Thibaw, the last two kings of the country.

  • Golden Palace Monastery or Shwe Kyaung

    Golden Palace Monastery or Shwe Kyaung – a historic Buddhist monastery located near Mandalay Hill. Wonderful teak wood and details in their original form. The king Mindon old palace and when he died his son, the last king Thibaw move to out of palace and donation to the chief Monk.

  • Mandalay Hill

    Mandalay Hill – the best place to enjoy the sunrise or sunset over the city plains here because of the stunning views. Then, visit to Myanmar traditional handicraft workshops – art of gold leaves making.

  • Pathodawgyi

    Pathodawgyi – one of the famous monuments in the world. This world’s largest unfinished pagoda in central Myanmar was built by King Bodawpaya around the place. The building of Mingun Pahtodawgyi started in 1791 which was intentionally left unfinished by the King.  If the construction had been completed, it would have been the largest in the world at 150 meters.

  • Mya Theindan Pagoda

    Mya Theindan Pagoda- built by King Bagyidaw in 1816 . It is also know as Hsinbyume Pagoda. It is built as a representation of the Sulamani Pagoda and in accordance to the Buddhist cosmology, the Pagoda stands atop Mount Meru. The seven terraces around the pagoda represent the seven mountain ranges around Mount Meru.

  • Mingun Bell

    Mingun Bell (Said to be one of the world’s largest ringing bells dated A.D 2000.)

Day 3: Monywa Sightseeing- Mandalay

  • After breakfast at the hotel, check out. Drive to Po Win Taung (22km from Monywa), peaceful and interesting place which is situated on the western bank of the Chindwin River.
  • Next, continue to Shwe Ba Taung. Spend the day exploring this interesting monasteries and temples that are carved out rocky narrow cliffs.
  • Then, visit Mohnyin Than Buddhay Pagoda which is said to accommodate 582,357 small Buddha images.
  • Next, Bodi Tahtaung Pagoda – has one thousand Bodhi Trees and each tree has a large Buddha Image underneath.
  • Drive to Mandalay in the late evening.
  • Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 4: Mandalay (Sightseeing)

  • After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up at the hotel.
  • Start your sightseeing, visit Mahamyatmuni Pagoda – the holiest pagoda in Mandalay. The early morning ritual of washing the face of Buddha image draws a large crowd every day.
  • Observe the arts of stone sculpting and wood sculpting nearby the pagoda.
  • Then, visit silk-weaving workshops to observe how this piece of traditional fabric is made.
  • Return towards the city and visit Kuthodaw pagoda – the world’s largest book built by the stones, each ‘leaf’ is actually a marble slab, inscribed on both sides & was built during the reign of King Mindon.
  • Visit to Myanmar traditional handicraft workshops – art of gold leaves making and tapestry making.
  • Lastly, head to Mandalay Hill – the best place to enjoy the sunset over the city plains here because of the stunning views.
  • Then, transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Mandalay.

  • Mahargandaryone Monastery

    Mahargandaryone Monastery – the biggest teaching monastery in Myanmar with more than thousand of monks. You can observe the Buddhist monks ways of life, such as how to prepare for the meals, how to have their lunch, how to study their lessons and so on.

  • Atumashi Monastery

    Atumashi Monastery – a huge grandiose structure surrounded by five graduated rectangular terraces. It was considered one of Southeast Asia’s most magnificent building.

  • Mandalay Palace

    Mandalay Palace – is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy and was the primary royal residence of King Mindon and King Thibaw, the last two kings of the country.

  • Golden Palace Monastery or Shwe Kyaung

    Golden Palace Monastery or Shwe Kyaung – a historic Buddhist monastery located near Mandalay Hill. Wonderful teak wood and details in their original form. The king Mindon old palace and when he died his son, the last king Thibaw move to out of palace and donation to the chief Monk.

Day 5: Mandalay - Mingun – Mandalay – Yangon - International Departure

  • Check out after breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Gawwein jetty for a short boat ride up river to reach Mingun which is located at the other side of the Ayeyarwaddy River.
  • Along the way, we will be able to observe the beautiful scenery and local way of living.
  • Sightseeing will be covered going to Pathodawgyi – one of the famous monuments in the world. This world’s largest unfinished pagoda in central Myanmar was built by King Bodawpaya around the place. The building of Mingun Pahtodawgyi started in 1791 which was intentionally left unfinished by the King. If the construction had been completed, it would have been the largest in the world at 150 meters.
  • Mya Theindan Pagoda– built by King Bagyidaw in 1816. It is also known as Hsinbyume Pagoda. It is built as a representation of the Sulamani Pagoda and in accordance to the Buddhist cosmology, the Pagoda stands atop Mount Meru. The 7 terraces around the pagoda represent the 7 mountain ranges around Mount Meru.
  • Next, visit Mingun Bell (Said to be one of the world’s largest ringing bells dated A.D 2000). After that, we will head back to Mandalay.
  • Then, continue drive to Mandalay airport to catch your flight back to Yangon.
  • Upon arrival at Yangon domestic airport, claim your luggage and transfer to Yangon international terminal to take your international departure flight.
  • End of the tour and we hope to see you again.

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
  • 2 sector domestic flights (Yangon – Mandalay / Mandalay – Yangon)
  • Boat fee in Mingun
  • 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 hotel
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Surcharge for VISA & MasterCard payments
  • The places that are not mentioned in the program

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