Yangon – Mandalay – Sagaing – Mingun (4D/3N)
Day 1 : Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing
Day 2 : Yangon – Amarapura – Mandalay
Day 3 : Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing
Day 4 : Mandalay – Yangon Departure
Day 1 : Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing
Arrive Yangon airport where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and then visit Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda and Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda ( a huge reclining Buddha image ). Lunch at the local restaurant. Drive to hotel for check in and refreshment. After that visit to Botahtaung pagoda. The Botataung Pagoda was named after the thousand military leaders who escorted first hair relics of the Buddha brought from India over two thousand years ago. The meaning of Bo is “leader” and tahtaung is “a thousand”. It was built almost in the same time as Sule Pagoda and Shwedagon Pagoda over 2500 years ago and then enjoy a walk through downtown Yangon where most of the colonial buildings such as city hall, Mahabandoola Park, high court and telegraphic office are holding an elegant beauty of Yangon. Evening time visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda ; one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 2 : Yangon - Amarapura - Mandalay
Day 2: Yangon – Amarapura – Mandalay
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Yangon airport for flight to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay, the center of Myanmar culture and the last capital of Myanmar Kingdom. Mandalay morning sightseeing includes Maha Gan Daryon Monastery where more than 1000 monks live and study, as the monks having their last meal of the day and monastic way of life. Stop to see stone carving and later to see gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces. Continue to visit U Pein Bridge, is the world’s longest teak bridge, situated over the Taung Tha Man Lake. U Pein Bridge was built over 200 years ago in Amarapura and visit silk waving workshop. Lunch at local restaurant in Amarapura. Continue visit to Maha Myatmuni Pagoda; home to Mandalay’s holiest Buddha statue. And then Mandalay city sightseeing includes Atumashi Monastery, Shwenandaw Monastery, famous for its exquisite wood carvings. Continue to see Kuthodaw Pagoda, renowned as the World’s Biggest Book with 729 stone slabs of the entire Buddhist scriptures. And then go to Kyauktaw Gyi Pagoda and Mandalay Hill, a vintage point for panoramic view of the city. Dinner will be served at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
Day 3: Mandalay – Mingun - Sagaing
There will be an early morning drive to Jetty , you will take a private boat to Mingun, which is famous for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda built by King Bodaw Badon in 1791 and the Mingun Bell, which is the biggest hanging bell in the world. Then you will head to the handicraft workshops and witness bronze sculpting, gold leaf beating and marble stone carving. After that, went back to Jetty and proceed drive to Sagaing Hill, which has over 600 Buddhist monasteries where monks and nuns study and meditate. You’ll also visit U Min Thonze (or “Thirty Caves Pagoda”, which has many Buddha images in a crescent shaped colonnade), Ywahtaung Village (where you can see silver workers producing bowls and other silver items by traditional methods) and the impressive Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda , before an overnight stay in Mandalay.
Day 4: Mandalay – Yangon Departure
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to Mandalay airport fly to Yangon . Arrive Yangon, Visit Bogyoke Market ( Scott Market ) and let free visit depend on your international flight. Then transfer to airport and departure from Yangon International Airport.