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Highlights Of Myanmar

Day 1 ( Yangon Arrival )

Arrive Yangon by international flight. Welcome & transfer to hotel. Some highlights of Yangon sightseeing – Sule Pagoda at the heart of city, Maha Bandoola Park with Independence monument, photo stop at Karaweik hall – a royal floating barge, National Museum to the 8 meters high Golden Lion Throne & Mandalay Royal Regalia, Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha, Bogyoke Market with hundreds of stores, the old colonial style city & dating back over 2000 years Shwedagon Pagoda. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 ( Yangon – Bagan )

Early breakfast and go to airport for flight to Bagan.

The best sites to visit in Bagan are Nyaung U market, Shwezigon Pagoda – built in ( 1084 – 1113 ), Kyansittha Umin near Nat Hlaung Kyaung, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi Temple – with fine mural painting of Jatakas scenes in Nyaung U area.

Then proceed to visit Htilominlo – to see its well known plaster carvings, Ananda – an architectural masterpiece, Tharabar Gate, Shwegugyiyi Temple & Thatbyinnyu Temple – highest in Bagan. After lunch, we recommend continue to Myingaba Village monuments which are Manuha – with gigantic Buddha image, Nanpaya Temples – an early style with the finest stone carving.

At the evening, back to Bagan to visit lacquer ware industries, Dhamayangyi Temple & enjoy sun set from Mingalar Zedi or Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Day 3 ( Bagan )

Morning sightseeing to Minnanthu village area. Sulamani Pagoda, Laymyetnha Temple, Payathonezu Temple with colorful paintings & Thanbula Pagoda.

Then proceed to see the daily life style of Bagan people, Dhamayazika Pagoda and Su Taung Pyay Oak Kyaung in Pwar Saw Village, Lawkananda Pagoda – a landmark of Bagan in Thiripyitsaya village.

Gawdawpalin Temple, Shwegugyi Temple & sunset from Bupaya – standing close to Irrawaddy River. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 ( Bagan – Heho – Pindaya )

After breakfast, go to airport for flight to Heho (there’s usually a direct flight of about 90 minutes) and drive to Pindaya.

On the way, enjoy the scenic beauty & cool climate of Shan State. Check in hotel.

Visit Pindaya Cave with 2000 Buddha Stupas and Shan Umbrella home industry.

Day 5 ( Pindaya – Inle )

After breakfast start to drive to Nyaung Shwe ( 90 km. ).

Visit Inle by boat: The famous sites are typical floating garden, leg rowers, local ways of fishing, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, jumping cat monastery, the weaving village of Inpawkhon.

Day 6 ( Inle )

Excursion by boat to the western shore of the Inle Lake. In that area, there are 17 villages built on stilts mostly inhabited by the Intha people. Visit Indain Pagoda & surroundings.

Don’t miss the traditional cheroot making industry, floating market, silver smith industry & other sites.

Day 7 ( Inle – Heho – Yangon )

After breakfast drive to Heho airport. Arrive Yangon and visit Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace) and Mahapasana Cave – when sixth Buddha Synod took place.

Other places as China town or Yangon jetty with the 80 year old colonial style buildings near famous landmark and the Botataung Pagoda are also interesting to visit.