7 Days 6 Nights / Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Heho, Pindaya, Inle
Day 1 - Arrival at Yangon Welcome by our Essence Of Myanmar Representative and Tour Guide upon Arrival at Yangon International Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Have lunch at arranged restaurant. After lunch, visit to Chauk Htat Kyi Pagoda - the 72 meters long reclining Buddha image. After that extend visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda - the golden dome, soaring 98 meters, reputedly known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Have dinner while enjoying cultural show at Karaweik Palace - a famous restaurant located on the Royal Lake built in the style of Royal Barge which is used by Myanmar Kings in the past. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 2 - Yangon - Bagan
After breakfast at hotel, fly to Bagan - the most significant historical site in Myanmar by domestic flight. After arrival, transfer to hotel and begin sightseeing with Nyaung Oo Market - busy local market followed by Shwezigone Pagoda - built by King Anawratha to enshrine several sacred relics of the Buddha, including his collarbone, frontlet bone and a duplicate tooth relic brought from the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka in the early 11thcentury, Gubyaukgyi - a temple well-known for its frescos of early 13th century depicting Jataka Tales (a series of hundreds of legendary stories about the past lives of Buddha) and Kyansittha Cave Monastery which served as a place of lodging for monks in Bagan Era.
Have lunch at the restaurant we arranged. After lunch, continue sightseeing to Gawdawpalin Temple - the second tallest temple in Bagan built by King Narapatisithu for the purpose of royal ancestor whorship, Ananda Temple - a central pillar-type temple distinguished for its astonishing arts and architecture with four massive standing Buddha images and the series of 80 reliefs in the two lower tiers of niches in the outer corridor which illustrate the life of the Bodhisattva. After that, sightseeing extends to Ananda Oakkyaung - a small dark building within complex of the Ananda Temple renowned for its 18th century wall paintings, Thatbyinnyu Temple - the most sophisticated temple of Bagan with its amazing masonry works, at the same time well-known as the tallest for its stupendous height soaring 62 meters, Sulamani Temple - a temple famous for its brickworks and Damayangyi Temple - the most massive temple in Bagan.
In the evening, experience unforgettable panoramic sunset view over the Ayerwaddy River from Shwesandaw Pagoda. Dine and enjoy marionette Show at the restaurant we arranged. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.
Day 3 - Bagan - Mandalay
After breakfast at hotel, fly to Mandalay - the center of Myanmar culture, the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar - by domestic flight. Mandalay full day sightseeing begins with Maha Muni Pagoda - the most significant bronze Buddha image in Mandalay which is said to have been cast in the life-time of the Gautama Buddha, Wood Carving & Bronze Casting Workshops, Marble Carving and Gold Leaf Beating Workshop and Silk Weaving Home Cottages. Have lunch at the restaurant we arranged.
After lunch, extend visit to Myanan Sankyaw Shwenandaw - the Golden Palace with the marvelous moat and the grandeur royal city walls, Shwenandaw Monastery - 118 years old ancient religious structure noted for its exquisite wood carvings and Atumashi Monastery - one of the renowned sites to visit in Mandalay, Kuthodaw Pagoda - known as the world largest book with its 730 marble slabs. In the evening, climb Mandalay Hill to watch the beautiful sunset and the panoramic view of the city.
Dine at the restaurant we arranged and overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Day 4 - Mandalay- Heho - Pindaya
After breakfast at hotel, fly to Heho by domestic flight. Upon Heho arrival, transfer to Pindaya - a small town with pleasant atmosphere situated just 70 kilometers away from Heho. Check in to hotel and have lunch. After lunch, visit Pindaya Caves - the main attraction of the town where over 6000 Buddha Images deposited inside many years ago.
The images are of various sizes, profiles and diverse postures but all reveal the amazing Myanmar craftsmanship of the 18th Century. After that extend visit to nearby village to observe traditional Shan paper making process, pottery and umbrella workshops. Dine and overnight at hotel in Pindaya.
Day 5 - Pindaya - Inle After
breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaung Shwe and from there take motor boats to visit Inle Lake - the second biggest lake in Myanmar famous for its unique leg rollers and floating markets. Visit Ngaphechaung Monastery - the monastery decorated with various ancient Buddha Images and well-known as "jumping cats" monastery as the monks have trained their cats to show acrobatic jump.
Then, visit Floating Market near Ywama village which is run on every 5 days with Shan ethnic people. Check in hotel and have lunch. After lunch, visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda - one of the state's sacred sites and holds five Buddha statues covered in gold leaf and Inpawkhone Village - famous for its silk weaving handlooms and cheroot rolling workshop. After that, observe the way of life of leg-rowers - Inthas living on the lake and their floating garden. Dine and overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 6 - Inle - Heho - Yangon
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Heho and fly back to Yangon by domestic flight. Transfer to hotel upon Yangon arrival. On the way to hotel, visit Mahapasana Cave - where the sixth Buddhist synod took place, follow by Kaba Aye (World Peace) Pagoda. After that, visit to Myanmar famous Gems Mart. Check in to hotel and have lunch at the restaurant we arranged.
After lunch, visit to Sule Pagoda-the octagonal shape gilded pagoda dating back 2000 years and Yangon City Center surrounded by various colonial style buildings of World War II. In the afternoon, the sightseeing extends to Scott's Market - the largest market in Yangon with hundreds of stalls for souvenirs, arts & handicrafts, gems and jewelries. Dine in the restaurant we arranged and overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 7 - Departure After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure.
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