Myanmar is a land of traditions and cultures. The country and the people have ancient cultural heritage and many tourists from all over the world are interested in this. Myanmar Classic Tour offer a range of cultural tours with Buddhism knowledges and trips throughout the country. The main destinations included in this type of tours are Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, and Inle Lake.
Yangon has been the capital of Myanmar for a long time and it is rich in colonial buildings and the modern lifestyle of the people. Mandalay is the ancient capital of Myanmar during the Konbaung Period with the Myanmar cultural tastes. Bagan was a rich city during the ancient time and it was said almost everyone donated and built temples and pagodas. Some of those ancient monuments and ruins are still found in Bagan today. Inle Lake is very beautiful of the scenery nature and life style of the Intha and learn about their crafts on the floating water.
|Reference Program||: LMM - 1112|
|Route||: By Flight|
|Travel Duration||: 08 Days & 07 Nights|
|Places||: Yangon - Bagan – Mount. Popa - Mandalay – Pindaya - Inle - Yangon|
|Available||: Period Anytime all year around|
|Note||: Itinerary must be available to change depending on flights, hotels and road conditions.|
|Special Effect||: Myanmar Classic Tour program is very pleasure and the great scenery of wonderful Land to observe the Highlight of Myanmar with the Culture and Buddhism and taking the attraction will support at your Marvelous trip.|
On arrival at YANGON airport Landmark Myanmar Company warmly welcome by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel.
Your journey begins with an afternoon tour through Yangon’s colonial-style city center. Visit SULE PAGODA, dating back over 2,000 years ago; the magnificent reclining Buddha CHAUK HTAT GYI; and after a photo stop at the KARAWEIK HALL, a 'hamsa-bird-shaped' floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake, stroll through the BOGYOKE (SCOTTS) MARKET, a compound of hundreds of food, garment, handicraft and gem stores. Complete your first day in Myanmar with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the SHWEDAGON PAGODA.
Overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for a domestic flight to BAGAN (01:20 hours Flying). On arrival at Nyaung Oo Airport, stroll through a colorful of Nyaung Oo local Market and proceed with a visit to the famous pagodas and temples of Bagan including SHWEZIGON PAGODA; built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, WETKYI-IN GUBYAUKKYI; a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings, the elegant Htilominlo Temple; noted for its plaster carvings and study the history of the THARABA GATE. After lunch at a good local restaurant, learn of manufacturing Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts and visit a lacquer ware craftsmen’s workshop in nearby MYINKABA village; MYINKABA GU BYAUKKYI TEMPLE; an early period Pyu-style temple known for its mural paintings. Later continue ANANDA TEMPLE, with four standing Buddha images, ANANDA OKKYAUNG; one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period, MANUHA TEMPLE, built in Mon style in 1059 and explore the NANBAYA TEMPLE, a unique sandstone monument which according to legends used to be palace site of the King Manuha. Complete the day by watching sunset over the majestic Ayeyarwaddy River from a temple top.
Overnight in Bagan.
After breakfast, you will take to MOUNT. POPA (45 km - driving 01:30 hours); an extinct volcano with spectacular views. Popa is popular pilgrimage destination for the Myanmar’s. The local people travel here from far away to worship various animist spirits known as “nats”. The total steps of Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven lead up to the shrine placed on top of the steep Popa peak. After lunch, return back to Bagan. On the way, the wafe of life looking for Htan Nyet Khae making business. On arrival Bagan proceed sightseeing to TAYOKEPYAY TEMPLE in Min Nan Thu Village, PHAYA THONE ZU and NANDAMANYA TEMPLES noted for their exquisite murals of 13th century and KYAT KAN CAVE monastery, a famous meditation retreat in Bagan. Enjoy especially for sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River at BUPAYA. Overnight in Bagan.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the NYAUNG OO Airport for a domestic flight to MANDALAY ( 30 Minutes Flying ). On arrival at MANDALAY Airport, proceed to visit experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including some of the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar, MAHAMUNI PAGODA. After lunch at a good local restaurant, continue to visit SHWE INBIN MONASTERY, GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY; a superb example of a traditional wood work and KUTHODAW PAGODA the world’s largest book, made of marble. Mandalay is also a major arts and crafts center. A visit to Kalaga tapestry craftsmen’s shop before proceeding to MANDALAY HILL for sunset viewing.
Overnight in Mandalay.
After breakfast, an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to MINGUN, about 11 km (driving 1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. Visit the unfinished MINGUN PAYA; which was meant to become the largest stupa in Myanmar constructed by King Bodaw Paya one of the world’s largest bells, the 90 ton weighing MINGUN BELL and HSINBYUME PAYA. Return back to Mandalay.
After lunch at a good local restaurant, embark for a short boat ride over a river and explore the former Royal Capital INWA (AVA) by horse cart. Visit NANMYINT WATCH TOWER, the remains of the ancient palace building, also know as “the leaning tower of Ava“; MAHA AUNGMYE BONZAN MONASTERY; built of brick and stucco; BARGAYAR MONASTERY, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Continue to 200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 during the era when Amarapura was the Royal capital for sunset viewing.
After early breakfast, transfer to airport for domestic flight to HEHO. Upon arrival, proceed by road to PINDAYA (60 km – driving 02:30 hours) and visit PINDAYA CAVES, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images placed there by pilgrims and devotees over the centuries.
After lunch, drive to NYAUNG SHWE (90 km – 4 hour) and boat transfer to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Inle Lake.
After breakfast, a full day excursion by boat on the Inle Lake will include sights of the famous leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village life and magnificent scenery. The visit begins with the local market in the Inle Lake region (Remark : on market days only) and proceed to the Western Shore of Inle Lake, where you will find the beginning of a stair path leading to the well hidden INN THEIN PAGODA complex.
After Lunch at a local restaurant on the lake, you will visit the PHAUNGDAW OO PAGODA, one of the most sacred shrines in Myanmar, dating back to the 18th century; the NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY, famous for its jumping cats trained by monks and the weaving village of INPAWKHON.
Overnight in Inle Lake.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to HEHO airport (32 km – driving 01:20 hours) for domestic flight to YANGON (Flying 01:10 hours). On arrival at YANGON Airport, transfer to restaurant take a lunch and as you wish the day is at your leisure for relaxing, shopping or sightseeing will visit the fascinating YANGON GLASS FACTORY to watch the production of mouth-blown glass in the old-fashioned way and the KABA AYE (WORLD PEACE) PAGODA and the MAHAPASANA CAVE. And then directly transfer to YANGON International Airport for departure flight.
(Optional : On arrival at YANGON Airport, transfer to restaurant take a lunch. If you are arriving in the mid-day or evening upon your arrival day to YANGON International Airport, you will visit as shown including day 1 places sightseeing until transfer to YANGON International Airport for departure flight.)
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