Ancient Myanmar (8Days/7Nights)
Yangon – Pyay – Magway – Beikthanoe – Bagan – Mandalay – Hanlin – Yangon
Day 1: Arrive Yangon
Arrive at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed and be transferred to the hotel in Yangon. In the evening, proceed to magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda; enshrined with Lord Buddha’s eight hairs relic built over 2,500 years ago. The most highlight and the holiest site in Myanmar. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon – Pyay
In the morning, drive to Pyay. Pyay is located in Bago Division near the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. Upon arrival, have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit cylindrical Bawbawgyi Pagoda and magnificent Bebe Pagoda. Then, continue to famous historical Shwe San Daw Pagoda. It is 127 feet high and surrounded by 64 smaller pagodas. Overnight in Pyay.
Day 3: Pyay – Magway
After breakfast, visit Sri Ksetra; one of the designated UNESCO World Heritage sites in Myanmar. It is just five miles away from Pyay. Sri Ksetra exemplifies The Pyu Kingdoms that flourished for over 1000 years between 200 B.C and 900 A.D. Historical heritage consists of script stones, and ancient Buddha statues. Then, proceed to Shwe Bone Thar Muni Pagoda and Se Htet Gyi Pagoda. After lunch, drive to Magway. Overnight in Magway.
Day 4: Magway – Bagan
After breakfast, drive to wonderful Bagan. Sightseeing Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda in which an emerald image of Buddha from China. Then continue to Gubyaukgyi Temple, is noted for its wall painting, and Htilomilo Pagoda which is one of the largest temples in Bagan. After that, visit Dhammayangyi pagoda, extending approximately 255 feet on each of its four sides. To watch the sunset in Bupaya which situated right on the Ayeyawaddy River bank. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 5: Bagan
Early morning, visit Kyansitthar Umin, the tunnel was built in the late 13th century and Nagayone Pagoda, which was built at the end of 11th century. After lunch, observe the local family workshop for the process of lacquer ware. Then, continue to Thatbyinyu Pagoda; Bagan’s tallest temple at almost 217 feet and Manuha Temple; one of the earliest temples in Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 6: Bagan – Mandalay
Fly to Mandalay. On arrival, visit to ancient city; city of immortality founded in 1783 AD. Hightlights are Amarapura monasteries; dating back to 1783. Then, stroll along the U Bein Bridge; the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Next, continue to Sagain; where there are many impressive stupas scattered on its hill and on to Inwa with highlights such as “Leaning tower of Ava” and the graceful teakwood monastery Bagayar Kyaung. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 7: Mandalay – Yangon
In the morning, fly to Yangon. Visit Sule Pagoda; the heart of Yangon and see many memorable colonial buildings. Then, visit Scott Market for many kinds of traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. In the evening, take a walk in China Town in down town where you can see lots of delicious food stalls. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 8: Yangon Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Yangon International Airport for your onwards travel.