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The Discover Myanmar Culture – Classic Tour

This Amazing Discover Myanmar Culture Tour will take you to see World Heritage and cultural heritage site Bagan, The Golden Rock, ancient city site and ancient pagodas in Mandalay, the world-famous lake Inle where to see the floating garden, rowing by leg of dwelling people in Inle, the lifestyle of local people and  beautiful scenery of Inle Lake and relaxing  in  the best Ngapali Beach.

SST CUL 023/10 ( 21-Days/20-Nights )

Tour Highlights:

Cultural Heritage in Bagan
               World Heritage Bagan
  • visiting Golden Rock pagoda which is set atop a huge boulder, which is in turn balanced on the edge of a cliff.
  • Seeing the old Mon kingdom Bago and the World Heritage ancient Bagan ( 1000  to 1300 AD ) as the discover Myanmar culture
  • Visiting the last capital of Kone Baung Dynasty, Mandalay city. ( 1885 AD )
  • Enjoying the boat trip along with with the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, the scenic view of the Sagaing hill where more than 20000 monks and nuns are studying the Buddhist doctrine
  • Inle Lake and Pindaya cave are famous with international tourists who love nature and fresh air
  • Relaxing at the most beautiful beach in southeast Asia: Ngapali beach.
  • Visiting the ancient Rakhine kingdom of Mrauk U dynasty ( 5 to 15 AD )

Discover Myanmar Culture

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival, transfer to respective hotel, overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon city tour, Visit world-famous Shwedagon pagoda, visit Chaukhtagyi reclining Buddha image, National museum, Sule pagoda, China town, Botahtaung jetty, Bogyoke market. Sunset at Nanthida jetty. Overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 3: Morning drive to Golden Rock pagoda to see the Myanmar Culture. Driving hour is about (4 hours), change the car at Campus camp, up the mountain with the region Light truck ( 30 min drive up ), trek to the top of the mountain, ( 45 min ) where the Pagoda is located. (approx. 4000 feet ). Check-in respective hotels. Sightseeing around the pagoda, overnight stay at top of the mountain.

Day 4: Morning trek back to the truck terminal, drive down to the base camp, change car at base camp, drive back to Bago, ( 3 hours). Bago city tour, discovering to Kanbawzathadi palace, Shwemawdaw pagoda ( the highest pagoda in Myanmar, 114 m ), Bago market, Shwetharyaung reclining Buddha image, visit local cheroots product home industry. Evening drive back to Yangon. Check in to the hotel. Overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 5: Morning flight to Bagan, transfer to respective hotel. Visit to the World Heritage Site, visit to Nyaung U Market, Shwezeegone pagoda ( the first built in Bagan ), Ananda temple ( the finest arts and crafts in Bagan ), Thapyinnyut temple ( the highest temple in Bagan ), visit to Bagan museum, Dhamayangyi temple ( the biggest temple in Bagan ), visit to lacquer ware products workshop. Sunset at Pyathagyi temple overnight stays in Bagan.

Day 6: Drive to Mt. Popa, the oasis of the dry zone. ( 2 hours drive ), climb to the top of the shrine mountain (737 m height), Visit to the indigenous medicinal plantation Garden, the sandalwood plantation field. Evening drive back to Bagan, sunset at Bupaya Ayeyarawaddy river bank. Overnight stay in Bagan.

   Day 7: Morning flight to Mandalay, transfer to respective hotel.visiting to U Bein wooden bridge, Mahagant Dayone monastery, stone carving works, Mahamuni Buddha image, gold leafs worksites, the Zaychodaw, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw pagoda, Shwenandaw Kyaung. Sunset at Mandalay hill. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

Day 8: Transfer to jetty to visit Mingun by boat. ( 2 hours ) Visit the world’s second-largest bell (and the largest functioning bell), Pahtodawgyi pagoda, see Mataban Clay pots at Mingun jetty, then drive to Sagaing Hill. visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, U Ba Hnin silversmith works, silk weaving works. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

Day 9: Morning flight to Heho, drive to Pindaya limestone cave ( 3 hours ). View the Buddhist images in the limestone cave. Go and see the local products of Shan paper and Shan umbrella. Evening drive back to Nyaung Shwe and overnight stay.

Day 10: Inle Lake sightseeing. Discovering and Visiting Phaung Daw U Pagoda, floating market, silk,

           U Bein Wooden Bridge

and lotus fibrous weaving, blacksmith, silversmith, Padaung long-neck women hill tribes traditional weaving shop, floating island agriculture farm, Intha Heritage House where is taking care of the Burmese Cat( Myanmar Endemic Cat), local fish catching with leg-rowing, the ancient Shan and Intha Monastery. Evening drive back to Nyaung Shwe town. Overnight stay in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 11: Boat trip to Indain. ( 1 1/2 hour ) by boat. Visit the market, to see The Pa O hill tribes in this market. Visit the Shan and Pa O ancient Pagodas. Trek to the watershed of The Inlay lake. ( 30 minutes ). Drive back to Nyaung Shwe and overnight.

Day 12: Fly from Heho to Thandwe, transfer to Ngapali beach, check in to the respective hotel. Free at Leisure at Ngapali beach. Overnight stay.

Natural Scenic Beauty of Inle Lake
         Natural Scenic Beauty of Inle Lake

Day 13 to 14: Free at leisure at Ngapali beach. Overnight stay.

Day 15: Fly to Sittwe, transfer to respective hotel, visit the Sittwe market. Overnight.

Day 16: Transfer to Sittwe jetty. Proceeded to Mrauk U by boat. Evening arrives at Mrauk u, transfer to respective hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 17: Mrauk U city tour.visiting to Shitthaung pagoda, visit Thet hill tribe peoples’ houses, visit Dokekan Thein pagoda, Linbanpyaung pagoda, Bitakateik and sunset at Koethaung pagoda. Overnight stay in Mrauk U.

Day 18: Morning after breakfast, transfer by car to the jetty of the Laymyo river. Where the face tattoo ladies live. The afternoon arrives at the villages. Visiting around the village and study the lifestyle of the local people.  Evening back to Mrauk U by boat and car. Overnight stay in Mrauk U town.

Day 19: Morning transfer to Mrauk U jetty. Proceeded to Sittwe by boat. Evening arrives at Sittwe, overnight stay in Sittwe.

Day 20: Morning transfer to Sittwe airport to fly back to Yangon. Arrive in Yangon, transfer to respective hotel. Free at leisure, Overnight stay.

Day 21: AM free at leisure, PM departure.

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