Picturesque Myanmar Program 3

Program 3 – Picturesque Myanmar (Tour code : AD22016gg)

 

      

 

Day 1: Arrive Yangon ( D )
Upon on your arrival at Yangon International Airport, warmly welcome by guide and transfer to hotel. Myanmar Buffet Dinner and Cultural Show at Kareweik Palace Restaurant .Overnight in Yangon.

 

Day 2: Yangon-Mawlamyine (B,L,D)
Mawlamyine : The capital of Mon State is the third largest city after Yangon and Mandalay and was once an ancient city. It is said that it was once known as Motmailian in the Mon language nad in time the name evolved into Mawlamyine. In 1826, after the First Anglo-Burman War, the town fell into British hands. The Strand is a nice place to stroll with beautiful colonial buildings facing the river. The first English newspaper in Myanmar, the Maulmain Chronicle, was published here in 1836. The country’s first weekly in Myanmar language was published here in 1837, but no record remains of its name.

Early morning ( 04:00 )am, check out hotel, pick up by guide and drive to Mawlamyine by private car ( 6 Hours Driving ). Afternoon arrive at Mawlamyine on round about 12 : 00 am. Take a lunch and transfer to hotel. Evening sightseeing to Win Sein Reclining Image( World Biggest Reclining Buddha Image ), Win Sein  Mediation center is known through the country but recently a new structure has made it more famous. It is an immense reclining image in the post of death, more than 600ft (182.9) long, Entrances in the ‘pillow’ and other places lead to interior meditation chambers. It is the longest reclining image in the world, and in Maynmar, where previously DaweiShweTharlyaung at 242ft )73.6m), Yangon’s ChaukHtutKyi at 230ft (70m)and BagoShweTharlyaung at 180ft (54.8m) had reigned supreme.Dinner and overnight in Mawlamyine.

 

Day 3: Mawlamyine Full Day Sightseeing (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel, excursion to Kyaikkami Pagoda, which situated on the water.   On the way excursion to Thanbyuzayat, About 18 miles (29km) south of Mawlamyine, Thanbyuzayat, which literally means ‘A shed of iron sheet’, is named after a structure which existed when it was the western terminus of the Death Railway built by prisoner of the Japanese during World War two. Thousands of Allied prisoners-of-war as well as Myanmar and other Asians died building the railway, which had its eastern terminus at Kanchanaburi in Thailand. Thanbyuzayat symbolizes the horrors of war and has a cemetery under the care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Lunch at Kyaikami. Afternoon back to Mawlamyaine, sightseeing in  Maha Muni Pagoda, The image enshrined in Mawlamyine is a replica of the one in the Maha Muni Pagoda at Mandalay although not covered with thick gold leaf. KyaikThan Lan Pagoda,Situated on a ridge overlooking the town, KyaikThannLan Pagoda is also a famous pilgrimage site, offering apanoramic view of the town and the harbor.Yadana Bon Myint Monastery ( or ) Queen Sein Don Monastery, Donated by Queen Sein Don, a much-loved queen of King Mindon (r.1853-1878) who had great number of queens of various ranks, this monastery was originally her residence. Her mansion incorporated many features of the Mandalay Palace, including a replica in scale of the Lion Throne which is still on view. The corridors are lined with glided carved figures and the interior decorated with intricately-carved and thicky glided-floral designs. Queen Sein Don fled harassment by British soilders in Mandalay and settled in Mawlamyine where her revered abbot lived. She gave away much of her wealth to religious causes, including her mansion, before she died in 1905 aged 69and First Baptist Church ( or ) Judson’s Church, This was founded by Reverend Adoniram Judson, an American Baptist Missionary who translated the Bible into Myanmar and compiled an English-Myanamar dictionary.Overnight in Mawlamyine.

 

Day 4: Mawlamyine – Hpa an (B,L,D)
Hpa-an : Hpa-an the capital of Kayin State, is a beautiful town with wide kakas, lush islands, limestone cliffs and soaring peaks, with mountains ranges receding into the distance.After your breakfast at hotel. Drive to Hpaan( 2 Hours Driving ). Arrive at Hpaan and transfer to hotel, relax for a while. Lunch at local restaurant.Afternoon sightseeing in Hpaan downtown areas.Dinner and overnight in Hpaan.Evening sightseeing to Kaw – goon and Pha – gat Cave pagoda, the interesting cave pagoda Kaw-Goon and Pha-Gat areeight mile south of the town. the interior walls of both pagodas are covered with thousands of images carved in relief, or in fee form. They are of all sizes and of various materials. Since the pagodas were first recorded in1893 in the Archaeological Survey of India Annual Report by U Taw SeinKo and Maj.R.C. Temple, many images have been lost, but many of those that remain are breathtaking. A large, headless fragment of a relief carving shows an elegant torso and is believed to represent a queen who had donated some images.Dinner and overnight in Hpaan.

 

Day 5: Hpaan Full day Sightseeing (B,L,D)
Breakfast at Hotel, sightseeing in Kaw – goon and Pha – gat Cave pagoda, the interesting cave pagoda Kaw-Goon and Pha-Gat areeight mile south of the town. the interior walls of both pagodas are covered with thousands of images carved in relief, or in fee form. They are of all sizes and of various materials.      Since the pagodas were first recorded in1893 in the Archaeological Survey of India Annual Report by U Taw SeinKo and Maj.R.C. Temple, many images have been lost, but many of those that remain are breathtaking. A large, headless fragment of a relief carving shows an elegant torso and is believed to represent a queen who had donated some images.A Mon scholar Dr. Naing Pan Hla, translated the 23 lines of Mon writing found on the image as follows: “I, the Queen Martaban.living in the town of Du EiWut, had the Image of Lord Buddha made; other images of clay and stone I and my servants made as well  as our ability is able, and set up in Du EiWut town and beyond ; may other master craftsman continue to carve many more images”.Lunch at local restaurant.Afternoon excursion to ZawkapinMoutain and areas.Dinner and overnight in Hpaan.

 

Day 6: Hpaan - Kyaikhtiyo (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Driving to Kyaikhtiyo, arrive at base camp and then climbing with special coach to Golden Rock pagoda compound looking the sightseeing. It is the famous legendary Pagoda  on the Golden Rock and is also an attractive are for those who love hiking. Crossing through the tropical jungle by a rocky path. Listing to the birds’ singing, it is a fantastic journey to the Top. Overnight in Kyaikhtiyo Hill Hotel.

 

Day 7 :Kyaikhtoyo - Pyay (B,L,D)
After your breakfast, take a photo around the hotel area, the hills around and pagoda compound. And then drive to Pyay( 10 Hours Driving ). Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Pyay.

 

Day 8: Pyay Full Day Sightseeing (B,L,D)
PYAY Division :  On the banks of Ayeyarwady,  Pyay is only a few miles from the ancient city site of  Srikhitera, or Thayekhittaya as it is known in Myanmar, It was the capital of Pyu kingdom that emerged in the 2nd century BCE and was flourishing by the 4th Century. Beikthano, 80 miles ( 128km) away as contemporary Pyu kingdom, ruled by the beautiful maiden queen, Pantwa. Beikthano was conquered by King Duttabaung of Tahyekhittaya but, according to myth, the queen although much loved, never forgave him and brought about his downfall. It was more likely that Tahyekhittaya fell to invading forces from the east and within a century the Pyu race disappeared, assimilated into the Myanmar. The civilization left beautiful gold jewellery and records in 8th century Chinese annals of their gracious lifestyle.

Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing include Tha-Ye-Khittaya( SriKsetra), and Archeological site of the ancient Pyu Capital 5th to 10th century, Hsehtakyi pagoda, Shwe Pone Pwint Museum,Bawlawgyi Pagoda, Babegyi Pagoda, PayagyiandPayamaStupas are other places of interest in and around Pyay. Sunset from Shwe San Daw Pagoda. Overnight in Pyay.

 

Day 9: Pyay - Yangon (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Back to Yangon ( 5 hours driving ). Lunch at local restaurant, after that Shopping and excursion to BogyokeAung San Market, a shopping center of Yangon, which is a great place to pride up traditional and not traditional handicrafts, artworks, small antiques and junk jewellery.  Evening sightseeing in highlights  of Shwedagon Pagoda [a magnificent shimmering spire of gold rising 326 feet (99.3m)]. Overnight in Yangon.

 

Day 10: Departure Day ( B )
Breakfast at your hotel, Breakfast at hotel. Pick up by guide, transfer to airport, fly back your home land.

 

Price Included:

  • 3 Stars Hotel Accommodation.
  • Full board meals.
  • Limousine service.
  • Transportation with Air Conditioning Vehicle.
  • Tour sightseeing per program.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Porter charges for 2 luggages.
  • English speaking guide .
  • Mineral water and snow tower (one for per person).