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Temples of Myanmar Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

Arrive Yangon by international flight. 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.

Day 2 ( Yangon – Bagan )

Early breakfast, 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 we recommend to visit Htilominlo – to see its well known plaster carvings, Ananda – an architectural masterpiece,

Tharabar Gate, Shwegugyi Temple & Thatbyinnyu Temple – highest in Bagan. Lunch.

Continue to Myingaba Village monuments which are Manuha – with gigantic Buddha image, Nanpaya Temples – an early style with the finest stone carving.

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 we recommend 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.

Day 4 ( Bagan – Yangon )

After breakfast drive to Bagan airport. Don’t miss Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace) and Mahapasana Cave – when sixth Buddha Synod took place in 1956. China town, Yangon jetty, colonial style buildings & Botataung Pagoda are also very interesting.