6 DAY(S) Classic Tours
Yangon - Bagan - Yangon
6 DAY(S) Classic Tours
Yangon - Bagan - Yangon
Discover the top must-see destinations of Myanmar - explore cities of Yangon and Bagan, the two capitals in their glorious settings.
Welcomed at Yangon International Airport by Threeland tour guide and transferred to hotel to check-in. After a short refreshment we will start our memorable trip in Yangon including Sule Pagoda (a land mark in the city centre). Legend said that it is more than 2,000-year-old and the central stupa is said to enshrine a hair of the Buddha. During the walking tour around Sule Pagoda, you will discover a unique charm of Yangon at every corner with its old colonial architecture buildings such as the City Hall and The Supreme Court. Visit the Gem Museum - perhaps you have heard much about the jade and other precious stones of Myanmar and this is time to witness them. Go on to Karaweik built as a palace on the bank of Kadawgyi Lake, a great viewpoint of the city in the evening, for dinner and a Myanmar traditional show.
After breakfast at hotel, we will head to the greatest landmark of Yangon - Shwedagon pagoda. In May 2012 this pagoda had just celebrated its 2,600 years old (according to Buddhism records). The massive and magnificent gold-encrusted main Pagoda (99 meter high) is one of the wonders not just of Myanmar but Buddhist countries and the entire world, and is surrounded by thousands of stupas and a grand plaza where you can meet devoted Buddhists at meditation and pray. No visitor, even non-religious people, can spend less than two or three hours here.
Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon we will visit the colonial quarter and the Botataung Jetty where we can witness the daily life of Yangon hardworking people, and pay a visit to Botataung Paya nearby, one of the three biggest pagodas of the city. Visit Bogyoke Aung San market (also called Scott market (closed on Monday) for intermingling with the locals and shopping afterward before returning to our hotel.
Breakfast box prepared by hotel (in case the guests take very early flight), transfer to the airport, take morning flight to Bagan. Welcomed by the guide in Bagan (Nyang-U airport) and transfer to the hotel which located very close by the airport. If staying in Myanmar for several days ever makes you feel Myanmar is a country from the old time Asia, Bagan may even strengthen that feelings more than anywhere else in the country. Tranquility, charm, miracle, and breathtaking view everywhere are what you will always see in every corner of Bagan, where thousands of ancient temples and stupas emerge from a plain land along Irrawaddy River. This afternoon we will stroll around by horse cart to visit temples and stupas in Bagan together with villages of people living surrounding the area, earning their living with making lacquerware or herding cows and goats until catching it marvelous sunset behind the towers. Lunch at local restaurant between visits.
Breakfast box will be prepared by our hotel again for our very early trip at 4.30 or 5.00 to catch the sunrise in Bagan. This visit should not be missed and you can deep yourselves into the best view of the country in absolute tranquility, isolation and genuineness. As Bagan posses thousands of stupas, temples, pagoda, our tourguide will keep the program flexible and introduce you to the best of them, including Ananda Temple - one of the finest in architecture and most revered temples with its four standing Bagan style Buddha images and huge carved teak doors, Ananda Oakkyaung - simply a Monastery built with red bricks, located within the precincts of the Ananda Temple.
It was built in 1137 AD and paintings of the 18th century are seen in the walls of the monastery, Thatbyinnyu Temple - 201ft tall, the tallest in Bagan and it is shaped like a cross, but is not symmetrical. The temple has two primary storeys, with the seated Buddha image located on the second storey. Dhammayangyi Temple - the widest temple in Bagan, and is built in a plan similar to that of Ananda Temple. Or Shwezigon Pagoda - built by King Anawrahta, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Htilominlo Temple well-known for its old mural, fine plaster carving and glazed sandstone decoration. The Shwezigon can be saved until we are back to Nyang-U as it offers great view in the dusk.
Breakfast at hotel, no services provided for your own discovery in Bagan.
Transfer to Nyang-U airport for flight to Yangon, taking the departure flight inside Yangon airport to fly back home.
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