Culture Myanmar

Yangon – Mandalay – Yangon  ( 4  days / 3 nights )

 

 

Day 01: Arrive Yangon ( D )

Arrive at Yangon International Airport, warmly welcome by guide and transfer to Hotel. Evening sightseeing in highlights of Shwedagon pagoda ( A magnificent, shimmering spire if gold rising 326 feet[99.3m] ). Dinner and cultural show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant      ( Myanmar kings used to ride on golden barges, when the guest have a chance of seeing traditional dance ). Overnight in Yangon.

 

 

Day 02: Yangon – Mandalay by flight ( B/L/D )

Early morning pick up by guide and drive to airport, fly to Mandalay (06:00 )am, arrive at Mandalay airport( 07:15 )am. Continue sightseeing in Mandalay featuring Mandalay Museum and Palace houses a collection of article such as Royal costume Palm-Leave Manuscripts, Wood carving, Palace hall, King office, King bed room, Queen bed room, Palace tower.

Mahamuni Pagoda was built to enshrine the Maha Muni Image, nearly 13ft (4m) high. It is covered with so much gold leaf that its body has lost all proportion. Only the face washed with ceremony each dawn, is not allowed to be gilded. Each of the four walkways leading to it has a different character according to the wares sold in the shops. One is lined with the descendents of the Brahmin astrologers who served at court, practicing the same profession of telling fortunes and writing astrological readings on elaborately decorated palm-leaf packets for new-born bodies. And the traditional handicraft work shops one can see marble works and wood carvings. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon sightseeing in Kuthodaw Pagoda, known officially as the Mahalawka Marazein Kuthodaw Pagoda, is called “ the largest book in the world” King Mindon who founded Mandalay as a new capital in 1859 held the Fifth Buddhist Synod  in 1872. Over a period of eight years, the texts were recited and corrected as necessary by a presiding body  of monks and the results were inscribed on 729 marble slabs. Excursion to Shwe Nadaw ; Mandalay has hundreds of monasteries and many are still being built. The most beautiful is the Shwe Nandaw, or Golden Palace Monastery, called Shwe Kyaung by the locals .It was once the private residence of king Mindon, who died there. His heir moved it outside the palace and donated it to a monastery, thus saving it from the destruction of Would War Two. This teak pavilion carved all over with motifs and mythical creatures was once entirely covered in thick gold, inside and out but only the interior gold remains for the tropical weather is too harsh. Gold Leaf making work. Shwe Inn Bin Monestry, was built strictly according to the rules of monastic architecture whereas the Golden Monastery was first constructed as a royal pavilion and has no exact monastic structure. It is beautiful building well over a hundred years old, with ancient –style doors that swing upwards. Before dinner, excursion to Yaw Min Gyi Oke Kyaung, at the foot of Mandalay Hill is a two storied building very much in the Western style with tall columns, grand flights of stairs and arched doorway. Sightseeing in  Mandalay Hill which is panoramic view of the city Mandalay. Gave the city its name. Although the city was officially named Yadanabon or Mound of Gems, people always called it after the name of the hill. The hill top offers unforgettable sunset views of the city, the palace walls and the Ayeyarwaddy River. Dinner and night stop in Mandalay.

 

 

Day 03: Mandalay – Yangon ( B/L/D ) by flight

Breakfast at hotel. ( 08:35 )am, fly back to Yangon. ( 10:20 )am, arrive at Yangon Airport. Proceed Visit to Chaukhtutgyi Pagoda, ( The huge reclining Buddha ), and Kabaraye Pagoda ( World Peace pagoda ),  Maha Vasana Cave and Buddha Art Museum. After that go to downtown for Sule pagoda land mark of Yangon city, centre, taking photo to City Hall, High Court and Emanuel Baptist Church, high towering of Saint Mary Cathedral and the Roman Catholic is the center of the city. This church was built in 1910. It is the glorious monument and architectural beauty to the indomitable and genius of architect  REVEREND FATHER HENDRICK JANZEN. Afternoon visit the National Museum, containing an extensive collection of historic relics including the famous Lion Throne. See the gracious colonial buildings that surround the commercial centre along the river port. We will have some time to explore Scott Market, known for its local colour and Burmese handicrafts. Before dinner,  by rickshaw along the famous Strand Road and China Town Temple ( one of the busiest places of the city is China Town in the western part of the city. Multitude of the stalls are selling variety from textiles, herbs, household goods to delicious local fruits and Chinese eatable foods. Chinese Temple also can be seen in the center of the city, decorated by the Chinese Traditional arts and crafts .). This tour to discover the colorful capital of Myanmar with a close look at the local life of this historical city. By the car and partly on foot this tour. Dinner and overnight in Yangon.

 

Day 04: Mandalay – Yangon - Departure day ( B )

Breakfast at hotel, Free leisure. Check out hotel, drive to airport for your departure. Our service end.

 

Tour Cost : US$ ( per person )

Market Tour Program Duration 2 pax 4 pax 8 pax 12 pax Single
Asia Ygn-Bagan-Yan 4 Days 875 700 600 530 98
European Ygn-Bagan-Ygn 4 Days 955 780 680 600 120

 

Price Included: 3* Hotel Accommodation with breakfast, Domestic Flight Fares., One dinner and cultural show., Limousine service, Transportation with private Air Conditioning Vehicle., Tour sightseeing per program, Entrance Fees, Porter charges for 2 luggages, English speaking guide. ( Through out ).

Price Excluded: Beverages and Mineral water , Laundry services., Visa., International Flight Fares and Airport Tax., Mini bar and Telephone, Fax, Email and Internet call, Tipping, Nature of other personal uses, Balloon over ride in Bagan