Myanmar (Burma), Explore the city of Yangon prior reaching Bagan and experience the beauty of Burma. The view of handicrafts factories, Pagodas is the wealth in terms of aesthetic beauty that Burma possesses. Local markets give a closer view of the ethnic groups and lifestyle of Burma. Bagan is one of the attractive sites to explore in Burma.
Burma occupies the most Western part of Asia, formed by the long North-South valley of Irrawaddy. You will be able to discover Yangon and Mandalay, the cities with the miles pagodas, you will discover the forgotten temples of Bagan, and you will be bewitched by the area of the lake Inle.
Myanmar: 7 Nights 8 Days in Burma with Shwedagon Pagoda at Yangon, Buddhist Pagodas in Bagan, Monks activities in Mandalay and view of floating houses in Inle Lake.
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Welcomed by our guide and transfer to hotel and leisure. Green city, marked out lakes with the carefully landscaped banks, Yangon dissimulates under its peaceful airs a vibrating animation. Visit Chaukhtetgyipagoda and of its great Buddha laying whose colossal stature is fortunately softened by the good-naturalness of its expression! Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, an extended visit to the Shwedagonpagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this pictures garden city. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters.
Transfer to Yangon airport for domestic flight to Mandalay.
Upon arrival proceed to Sagaing, a retreat for Buddhist devotees, to enjoy a magnificent view over the surrounding area.Then stop with the Pagoda Soon UPonnya Shin to benefit from the panorama. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, continue a visit to the former royal capital of Ava, reached by a short boat trip. Visits by horse-drawn carriage to the Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”, MahaAungmye beautiful monastery built of brick and stucco and Bagayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Return to Mandalay.
Departure for Amarapura and continue to the 200- years –old U Bein Bridge, built in 1782 at the time of Amarapura was the royal capital, entirely constructed of teak wood.Day 03
An excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River will take you toMingun (45min approximately). Visit one of the world largest bell, weighing 90 tons MingunBell,HsinbyumePaya and the unfinished MingunPaya, built as one of the largest Saudis by King Bodawpaya. Return by boat to Mandalay. Lunch on boat during visit.
In the afternoon, visits with the Shwenandaw monastery (or Golden Palace monastery) a superb example of a traditional work, and KuthodawPagoda, the world’s largest book, consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures.
Overnight at hotel.
Drive to Mandalay airport for domestic flight to Bagan.
Bagan is without doubt most astonishing site of Myanmar, if it is all South East Asia. At edges of Irrawaddy river, renamed from now on Ayeryarwaddy, and in the area of 40 km2 straighten up some hundreds temples (2219 exactly). All of these remnants have been constructed of 11century au 13 century by the sovereigns’ successive qui made size of Bagan (Anawratha, Kyanzittha, Alaungsitthu and Narapatissithu,). This unbelievable concentration made of Bagan strong moment of your stay in Myanmar and the sunset of the site reminds an unforgettable moment.
Upon arrival in Bagan, starting a sightseeing tour with a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples such as ShwezigonPagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, and discovered temples Shwegugyi,Gawdawpalin and colored market located at Old Bagan. Afterwards, lunch is taken local restaurant with puppet show. After lunch visit Temple, with its four huge standing-Buddha images and numerous seated figures that are arranged around the interior gallery and GuByaukGyi Temple (under the protection of UNESCO), noted for its ancient mural paintings. Observe a sunset in the vicinity of Bagan’s ancient monuments.Day 05
Continuation of the visits of Bagan with the discovery of the ruins of the Royal Palace; door of Tharaba, temple ofTayokPye. Visit a lacquer craftsmen’s workshop in the nearby Myinkaba village(Note: The restaurant of the Mount Popa offers a magnificent view over the whole site Mount Popa and for clients who cannot climb on Mount Popa will allow them to enjoy the unique land scape from the terrace of restaurant).Lunch is taken at the Popa Mountain Resort Hotel. Then, a 45 km drive (1 1⁄2 hour) will take you to MountPopa.An extinct volcano with spectacular views. Its shrine is dedicated to animist spirits knows as “Nats” and you will have time to climb nearly 800 steps to the shrine at the top of the peak. Return to Bagan.Day 06
Drive to Bagan airport for domestic flight to Heho.
Departure by the road for Taunggyi, capital of the Shan state and former British hill station. Visit the local market where minority people sell their products. Continuation by the road (1h 30) for Kakku.KakKu pagoda is very unusual and little-known about its origins. Dozens of small stupas surround the main pagoda in a huge circle. Stops in way to visit some small villages Pao, principal ethnic group of the area. Lunch at local restaurant.Departure by road (2h 30), for NyaungShwe, at the edge of the lake Inlé. Visit monastery out of wooden of Shwe Yan Pyay and visit NyaungShwe.
Dinner and overnightat hotel.
Visit monastery NgaPhe, also called “monastery of the jumping cats” since its monks drew up cats to be jumped inside rings. This monastery out of wood, built on piles, and contains an astonishing collection of statues of Buddha.Lunch at local restaurant.Visit Pagoda PhaungDawOo, one of the most sacred shrines in Myanmar, dating back to the 18th century, and visits some of its many artisan factories of weaving of silk, cigars...
Return to the dugout to the setting sunset. Transfer by the road to Heho airport and for flight back to Yangon.
Overnight at hotel.
Leisure time until the transfer to the airport.
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