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Itinerary Culture tour (JC-001)

Itinerary Culture tour (JC-001)

Day 1: Arrival Yangon

Arrive at Yangon international airport, you will meet and welcome by local guide and transfer to Hotel.  Yangon city tour, Highlight; such as Sule the elegant one in earlier name was Kyaik-A-thote and it was probably built by Mon king. Botahtaung pagoda which is not the original the ancient pagoda was destroyed by bombing during World War Two and a replica built in its place. After lunch, visit to (Scott’s market) Bogyoke market (check before for closed day), which is a large and very busy market palace in the heart of downtown Yangon. In the evening we will go to Shwedagon pagoda, which is the landmark of Myanmar. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Yangon – Bagan

Take early morning flight to Bagan. After arrive Bagan, start hopping temple in Bagan: Thayokepyay temple, Phaya Thonesu Temple, Shwesigon Pagoda, Kyansittha cave, Thagyabone temple and stop for lunch. Late afternoon visit to lacquer ware work shop, Manuha temple, Nampaya temple. Then proceed for enjoy sunset. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Bagan – Mandalay

After breakfast, transfer to Bagan airport and take flight to Mandalay. After arrival at Mandalay International airport, one hour drive to hotel for check in after fresh-up visit to city tour. Tour highlights such as Shwe Nan Daw monastery well known golden palace monastery, Kuthodaw temple which is the world largest book for Tripitaka (the sacred canon of Theravada Buddhism, written in the Pali language) and gold leaf making. In the evening, enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 4: Mandalay – Mingun – Amarapura

After breakfast transfer to Mayanchan jetty and take a boat for 1 hour to Mingun by passing through the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. After arrive to Mingun visit to Pathodawgyi unfinished temple, Mingun bell which has 90 metric ton and the first largest hanging bell in the world, after visit Myantheintan or Sin Pyu Shin temple a memorial building of the king’s wife and visit to home for the age. Drive back to Mandalay and take lunch, after lunch continue to sightseeing in Amarapura visit to bronze making, stone carving, wood carving, Tapestries workshop and Mahamyatmuni temple which is the holiest place for upper Myanmar, Amarapura is the ancient city of 18th century, you will have the opportunity to view a silk weaving center with the special method of the Amarapura for many century ago. Myanmar maiden adored to wear in many of Myanmar’s special occasions, such as a wedding ceremony, convocation ceremony and so on. Next is short drive to U Bein Bridge for the fantastic sunset. U Bein Bridge is the longest wooden bridge in the world, over 1.2 Km long and built in 1849. After the sunset come back to Mandalay .Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 5: Mandalay – Heho – Inle

After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Heho. After arrive transfer 1 hour drive to Nyaungshwe which is main gate way to InleLake. If time permit, you can visit to Shwe Yanpyae monastery, wooden monastery famous for oval shape windows and Shwe Yanpyae temple for its glass mosaic art of early colonial time. Arrive to Nyaungshwe, travel by boat to your lakeside hotel. After check-in take a boat trip around Inle Lake. Tour highlights are the unique methods of fishing, the unique method of farming on floating island and the unique method of rowing style with leg. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 6: Inle Lake – Inn Dain

Early morning visit to one of the local market according to five day market schedule of Inle Lake region. And proceed to Indein village situated in southwest part of Inle Lake by taking a winding creek. Indein is a small village of Intha and Pa-O tribe. There have over 1058 of ruined religious monument from between 14th to 18th century. And return back to jetty by passing through a small bamboo forest, and visit rice cracker making place in Indein. Most of the people in Inle Lake love to have those crackers as a snack and day time they match this cracker with fermented tea leaves salad or yellow Tophu salad. Tour included famous Phaung Daw Oo temple the holiest religious site in southern Shan state, silk and lotus fiber weaving center, blacksmith work shop, silversmith workshop and boat making place and Nge Pe Chaung monastery which is over 165 years old and like a Buddhist museum. Enjoy a spectacular sunset from your hotel.

Day 7: Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon

This morning drive to Heho and fly to Yangon. The rest of the day is free to explore colonial architecture in the heart of the city and have opportunities to take a photograph of ex-capital of Myanmar. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Yangon Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Yangon International airport for departure.