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Trip Information

Trip Code - Nkt 009
Destination - Yangon - Mandalay - Mingun - Inwa - Sagaing - Mandalay - Yangon Trip
Duration - (5Days / 4Nights)

Day 1 Arrival Yangon (-/L/D)

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, meet with your guide at Yangon international Arrival Hall after clearing immigration and custom formalities. He or she will welcome you or your group with welcome signboard. Then transfer to your hotel for check-in (if early check-in is available). If early check-in is not available then view the Colonial Style Buildings downtown, the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter. Enjoy your photo stop at Sule Pagoda and City Hall. Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, drive around the Kandawgyi Park and pass through the Karaweik Royal Barge. Then visit to the reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, is almost as large as the enormous figure in Bago Shwethalyaung. Enjoy sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, the 'heart' of Buddhist Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and it is always full with many people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon and especially on Full Mon days and religious days. Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon – Mandalay (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Yangon Domestic Airport for your from Yangon to Mandalay. From the Mandalay Airport, start your Mandalay sightseeing tour with a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, built by King Bodawpaya in 1784, The centrepiece of the shrine is the highly venerated Mahamuni buddha image, which was transported to Mandalay from Mrauk-U (Rakhine) in 1784. Continue visit to Marble Curving workshops and Gold Leaf Beating workshops. Then check-in to your hotel. Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery), an ancient wooden monastery. The building is covered inside and out with carved panels and which was apartment of King Mindon. Then visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda (also know as the Maha Lawka Marazein Pagoda), the pagoda complex has been dubbed 'the world's biggest book', for standing around the central stupa are 729 marble slabs on which are inscribed the entire Tripitaka. Each slab is housed in its own individual small stupa. Continue to Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda, it is chiefly interesting for the hug seated Buddha image carved from a single block of marble. Enjoy Sunset at Mandlay Hill. Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Mandalay.

Day 3 Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer to Mandalay jetty and enjoy boat trip (approx 45 minutes) to Mingun. If you're lucky you may even spot a pod of rare Irrawaddy dolphins along the river. Arrive Mingun and sightseeing by Bullock-carts. Visit Mingun Bell, weighing 55,555 viss (90) tonnes and the largest hung uncracked bell in the world. Then Visit to Mingun Pagoda, built in 1790 by Bodawpaya with thousands of slaves and prisoners of war laboured. Then continue to Hsinbyume Pagoda (Also known as Myatheindan Pagoda), built by King Bagyidaw in 1816 and this stupa was constructed in memory of his senior wife, the Hsinpyume Princess. Later return to Mandalay. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the newly renovated Mandalay Palace. See the old palace walls, the city gates with their crowning wooden pavilions and the surrounding moat which are still present an impressive scene of the Mandalay Palace. Also, visit the Cultural Museum in which you will see some remains of the last Myanmar throne inside the palace ground. Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Mandalay.

Day 4 Mandalay – Ava – Sagaing – Mandalay (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning transfer to jetty and take the local ferry to visit Innwa (Ava)and sightseeing around Ava by horse-cart. First visit to Maha Aungmye Bonzn Monastery (Also known as the Oak Kyaung), brick-and-stucco monastery built by Meh Nu, the chief queen of Bagyidaw, for her royal abbot U Po (Nyaunggan Sayadaw) in 1818. Then visit to Nanmyint Watch Tower, 27m high masonry watchtower and climb to the top to enjoy views over the river. Then continue to Bagaya Kyaung, which dates from 1834 and built of teak and supported by 267 teak posts. Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit Sagaing Hill and the hill itself has a number or stupas and monasteries. Visit to Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, built in 1636 to commemorate Inwa's establishment as the royal capital of Myanmar. Then drive to Amarapura and enjoy the sunset at U-Bein Bridge, which is 1.2km long leak bridge over the Taung Thaman Lake. Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Mandalay.

Day 5 Mandalay-Yangon - Departure (B/L/-)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning, transfer to Mandalay Airport for domestic flight from Mandalay to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon Airport and drive to visit Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda), is hollow and inside are some nice Buddhist sculptures. Then continue visit to Mahar Parsana Cave, has six huge concrete pillars and six entrances to mark the Sixth Great Synod. The assembly hall inside is 220 feet in length and 140 feet in width. Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit to Bogyoke (Scott) Market (closed on Mondays & Public Holidays) and it has the largest selection of Burmese handicrafts. Then visit to Botathaung Pagoda close to the Yangon Wharves. Visit other place as time allows and tour at Yangon International Airport for your departure flight….

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