Day 1: Yangon Arrival – Sightseeing
- Afternoon arrival in Yangon. (Itinerary will be adjusted base on your flight time.)
- Meet & greet by the guide at the airport. After check- in at the hotel, head to the Great Shwedagon pagoda for the most wonderful sunset appreciation in town.
- The Great Shwedagon pagoda – this 98-meter gilded stupa is Myanmar’s Holiest Buddhist Shrine that contains relics of the past four Buddhas. Based on the records of Buddhist monks, the Shwedagon pagoda was built before Gautama Buddha died in 486 BCE coinciding with age according to legend. 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. 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.
- Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha – This 72m long Buddha image is one of Myanmar’s more revered reclining Buddha and only a short distance from the Great Shwedagon pagoda.
- Transfer back to the hotel and overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon Sightseeing
- After breakfast at the hotel, head to Bogyoke market (Scott market) – this popular market in downtown area offers a good selection of gem stones, traditional fabric & costumes, handicrafts, arts & paintings, souvenirs, etc. (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.)
- Visit Botataung Pagoda, Sule Pagoda & Karaweik Barge.
- Botataung Pagoda – located on the side of Yangon River, overlooking the pleasant waterfront of the river. It was named after the 1000 military leaders who escorted Buddha’s relics from India over 2000 years ago and was built almost in the same time as Sule Pagoda and Shwedagon Pagoda over 2500 years ago. Pagoda is hollow inside and travelers are able to walk through it.
- Sule Pagoda – this octagonal shaped pagoda is located in the heart of the city in which Buddha’s hair relic is enshrined. During colonial times, this 48 meter high golden dome was used by the British as the nucleus of their grid pattern for the city when it was rebuilt in the 1880s.
- 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.
- Take a walk to the Chinatown (in central) where you can find a colorful cacophony of restaurants, side street shops & hawkers, Chinese temples and markets. Dinner at Chinatown.
- Back to hotel and rest up for the night.
Day 3: Yangon – Golden Rock
- After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel. Drive to 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.
- 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 45 minutes trek to reach the Golden Rock.
- Check-in at the hotel. Appreciate the amazing sunset and uncover the wonders of Golden Rock.
- Overnight in Golden Rock.
Day 4: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon
- Feel and see another side of the Golden Rock – Sunrise!
- After breakfast, check-out from the hotel.
- Drive back to Yangon and visit Bago the way back.
- 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 pagodas are placed at the base of the 114 meter tall Shwe Maw Daw. The pagoda is topped with a diamond studded hti, a top ornament shaped as an umbrella found on most Burmese temples.
- 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 – 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 – 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.
- Drive back to Yangon in the evening.
- Transfer to the hotel and overnight in Yangon.
Day 5: Yangon – International Departure
- After breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Yangon International airport to fly back home.
- End of the tour and we hope you see you again!
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