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Culture Tour

Tour Code : TTM 024

Yangon - Pyay (Thaye Khitayar Old City) - Taungoo (Kaytumadi) - Bagan - Mandalay - Amarapura - Yangon
( 07 Days / 06 Nights )

Day 01 Arrival Yangon ( by morning/ midday flight )

( - / - / -)

Pick up from the hotel and warmly welcome by our tour guide and transfer to Hotel. Then visit to the Yangon city center with many colonial style buildings; Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha; Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years and makes a useful landmark in down town Yangon; Karaweik Hall, a floating barge on Kandawgyi Lake, then visit around Scott (Bogyoke) market with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. Then visit to the one of the world's most spectacular monument the Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

 

Day 02 Yangon - Pyay (Thaye Khitayar Old City)

( B / - / -)

Breakfast at hotel. At ( 09:00 )am, pick up by guide, depart to Pyay, ( The historical city of Thayekhittaya ). ( 6 hours driving ). On the banks of Ayeyarwady, Pyay is only a few miles from the ancient city site of Srikhitera, or Thayekhittaya as it is known in Myanmar, It was the capital of Pyu kingdom that emerged in the 2nd century BCE and was flourishing by the 4th Century. Beikthano, 80 miles ( 128km) away as contemporary Pyu Kingdom, ruled by the beautiful maiden queen, Pantwar. Beikthano was conquered by King Duttabaung of Thayekhittaya but, according to myth, the queen although much loved, never forgave him and brought about his downfall. It was more likely that Thayekhittaya fell to invading forces from the east and within a century the Pyu race disappeared, assimilated into the Myanmar. The civilization left beautiful gold jewellery and records in 8th century Chinese annals of their gracious lifestyle. Enjoy your lunch at on the way restaurant. Arrive at Pyay ( 15:30 )pm, proceed sightseeing in Thaye Khitayar (Sriksetra), an ancient “Pyu” Capital lies 8 km southeast of Pyay (PROME) located 285 km north west of Yangon. Archaeological discoveries indicate that the city at stained its height of prosperity between the 5th and 9th centuries. Pyay is easily accessible by road or by rail and Shwe San Daw Pagoda, Sedat Kyi Buddha and Central City are worthwhile to visit. Shwe San Daw Pagoda, Pyay has a lovely pagoda on a hill, the Shwe San-Daw. A few miles up-river from Pyay there are cliffs of Akaut Taung Hill where the rock-face is carved in high-relief images. Shwe Bon Thar Muni Pagoda, According to legend, the Shwe Bon Thar Muni Buddha image was one of three replica of the Maha Myat Muni Buddha image, which was believed to have been cast in the Buddha image. Before check in hotel, take a dinner. After that drive to hotel, check in and overnight in hotel.

Day 03 Pyay - Taungoo (Kaytumadi)

( B / - / -)

After breakfast, excursion to Taungoo (Kaytuamdi) City. The old royal capital of Taungoo, in Bago division about 220km (136miles) north of Yangon, was the seat of one of the most powerful post-Bagan dynasties and its enduring legacy in the town is the remains of a grand palace compound. Most of the walls of the palace remain, as do part of its moat. The town also boats many famous temples and monasteries, some of which were built by rulers of the rich and prosperous Taungoo (or Kaytumadi) dynasty to earn merit.

The Taungoo dynasty was founded in 1486 by King Mingyinyo, Who occupies an important place in Myanmar history as its first king. He was succeeded in1531 by his son, King Tabinshwehtee, who four years later launched a military campaign that united much of the country. One of the dynasty’s most famous Kings was Tabinshwehtee’s brother-in-law, Bayintnaung (1551-1581), who consolidated its control over present-day Myanmar and achieved stunning successes in military campaigns against Manipur, in north-eastern India, in 1560, and Ayutthaya, the capital of Siam (Thailand), in 1569.

The dynasty’s last king was Natshinnaung who had a great love of literature and continues to be revered for his contribution to Myanmar poetry. The most interesting tourist destinations in and around Taungoo. Other well-known Pagodas in the town include the Myasigone, Kaungmudaw and Myatsawnyinaung temples. Taungoo is a gateway to the teak forest of the Bago Yoma (mountain ranges), where the attractions include Pho Kyar and Seinyae elephant camps. Efforts are also being made to develop hot springs in the surrounding hills into tourist destinations. Evening back to Pyay and overnight in Pyay.

Day 04 Pyay - Bago (Hantharwaddy) - Yangon

( B / - / -)

Breakfast at hotel, pick up by guide and check out hotel. Back to Yangon, on the way excursion to Bago (Hantharwaddy), about two hours’ drive from Yangon, . On the way back to Yangon visit Bago. Sightseeing includes the Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda, over a thousand years old; its spire is even taller than Shwedagon Pagoda. The 55 meter long reclining Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha image is among the country's most revered. Return to Yangon through rural landscape of rice fields and small villages. Lunch and dinner are included. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 05 Yangon - Bagan (flight Etd / hr ) Bagan Fullday sightseeing

( B / - / -)

Packed breakfast from the hotel. Transfer to the airport for early flight to Bagan. Check in hotel. Bagan, one of Asia's most popular archaeological destinations and one out of two most pre-eminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing starts with a visit to Nyaung Oo market – a typical local market; followed by visits to most distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon Pagoda – the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha’s tooth and hair; Gubyaukgyi Temple ( Wetkyiinn village) – the 13th century 'cave temple' with fine frescoes of scenes from Jakarta's; Anada Temple – one of the masterpieces surviving and remaining in Bagan and considered to be in the Mon architecture style. A visit to the lacquer ware factory followed by a visit to a local village. Before sunset, we would take a boat ride along the Ayeyarwaddy River to discover ocal life and view the sunset. Overnight at Bagan.

Day 06 Bagan - Mandalay(flight Etd / hr )

( B / - / -)

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel then sightseeing to the most venerated Mahamuni Buddha Image cost in bronze, gilded with thick gold leaf; Golden-leaf Making Workshop; Kuthodaw Pagoda renowned as “The World’s largest Book” for its 729 stone slabs of Buddhist Scriptures Golden Palace Monastery, a super example of a traditional wooden building. Continue to ancient capital Amarapura. Visit to silk and cotton Weaving Industry, the famous U Bein Bridge,1.2 km long teak bridge spans the Taungthaman Lake. Overnight at Mandalay.

 

Day 07 Yangon city sightseeing / Yangon- Onward departure flight

( B / - / -)

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel and take the late morning flight to Yangon. Arrival at Yangon, visit World Peace Pagoda and cave, which were constructed during the time of Prime Minister U Nu, approximately 1952. The style is different, or fairly morden if compared to Shwedagon and others Pagodas. The World Peace Pagoda has a Buddha's relic room. It has a peaceful surrounding, and those interested could enjoy a stroll in the large compound which includes the cave and a fish pond. And take the lunch, after the lunch, free at leisure before your departure time and transfer to the airport for the International Departure.

Price based on two person in the party of( US Dollar)

Valid for
01 May 2014 ~31 March 2015
2 3 4-7 8-10 11-15 16-20 21 + Sgl Supplement
Eco Price 2600              
Classic Price 3100              

For every 16 Paying pax, One pax will have FOC based in twin sharing room.

Hotel Used:

 
Destinations Standard Superior
Yangon    
Pyay    
Mandalay    
Bagan    

Services include:

  • Accommodation with breakfast only
  • Transfers and transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Domestic air tickets
  • Services included in the program (Tours-excursions-entrance fees-boat fees)
  • Airport porters, mineral water, refreshing towels
  • French / English speaking guide

Services exclude:

  • Any lunch & Dinner
  • Drinks, Beverages, Tips, Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the service include part
  • Visa fee for Myanmar
  • International airport departure tax
  • International flights
  • Insurance

 

 

 

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