Yangon – Bagan – Pakhokku (3D/2N)

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 : Yangon – Bagan
Day 2 : Bagan – Pakhokku
Day 3 : Pakhokku- Yangon

Day 1: Yangon - Bagan

We fly to Bagan – a spectacular plain dotted with thousands of pagodas and temple ruins. We’ll visit the busy and colourful Nyaung U Market and then explore the pagodas of Shwezigon Paya, was bulid 11th century pagoda. Gu Byauk Gyi Temple, judging by its architectural style and frescoes design, it is opined that the monument belongs to the early 13th century A.D. Visit to the Tharaba; the main gate of the eastern wall, is the only one left of the twelve gates of the walled city which King Pyinbya established in 849. Then continue to Thatbyinnyu Temple, Sabbannu or “the Omniscient”; is a famous temple located in Bagan, built in the mid-12th century during the reign of King Alaungsithu, it is adjacent to Ananda Temple. Visit Gawdawpalin Temple: construction of the pagoda began during the reign of Narapatisithu and completed on 26 March 1227. Then visit Dhammayangyi Temple; largest of all the temples in Bagan, continue to Manuha Temple is a Buddhist temple built in Myinkaba, by captive Mon King Manuha in 1067, and Lawkananda Pagoda: erected on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, and contains a replica of a Buddha tooth relic. Then visit to Bupaya, was built in the 3rd century by the third king of Pagan, Pyusawdi, who ruled from 168 to 243 AD and enjoy a sunset cruise on the Ayeyarwaddy River. Dinner and overnight stay at Bagan.

Day 2: Bagan - Pakhokku

We visit the Pakhokku by car, an un-spoiled small town famous as a tobacco trading center and for its weaving shops and visit the local market and see genuine indigenous regional open-air market with a vast array of things for sale including local’s snacks, fresh vegetables, ingredient, textiles, handy crafts, etc. Lunch is taken at a simple local restaurant. Then continue to see the small Thanaka vendor, cheroots factory and slippers workshop and wood carving sculpture. Visit to Shweku Temple, the most beautiful and intricate wood craving of Reredos (ornamental backdrop of a throne). Then take a private local boat across the Ayeyarwaddy River to Kyaukku Cave (approx. 1 hr by boat), located on River-cliff from 12th C. then back to Bagan and marvelous sunset on boat. Overnight at Bagan.

Day 3: Bagan - Yangon

After early breakfast, direct drive to Express Bus Station at Nyaung U for the back to Yangon.

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