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5-DAY MYANMAR ROYALCITY TOUR
|CITY HIGHLIGHT||:||YANGON &MANDALAY|
|TOUR NAME||:||5-DAY MYANMAR ROYALCITY TOUR|
Upon arrival at Yangon airport by morning or mid-day flight, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. After lunch at a local restaurant, your journey in Myanmar begins with an afternoon tour through Yangon’s colonial–style city. Firstly, visit SULE PAGODA; dating back over 2,000 years ago. After a photo stop at the KARAWEIK HALL; a ‘hamsa-bird-shaped’ floating barge on Kandawgyi royal lake, continue visit to the NATIONAL MUSEUM to see the 8-meter high Golden Lion Throne and Mandalay Royal Regalia and the magnificent reclining Buddha at CHAUK HTAT GYI PAGODA. Complete your first day in Myanmar with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments; the SHWEDAGON PAGODA. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Transfer to hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for early morning domestic flight to MANDALAY. Upon arrival, proceed excursion to AMARAPURA; 11km from Mandalay to visit MAHAGANDAYON MONASTERY where more than a thousand monks live and study. If time still permits, you will there have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. Continue to 200years old U BEIN TEAK BRIDGE, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue excursion to INWA (AVA); a historical capital founded by King ThadaMinbya in 1364 covering visits to the 27-meter-high NANMYINT WATCH TOWER, MAHA AUNGMYE BONZAN MONASTERY; built of brick and stucco and AVA BAGAYAR MONASTERY; built with 276 teak pillars and famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak poles. Then, proceed toSAGAING HILL; a retreat for Buddhist devotees and the living center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Its hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. After visit to KAUNGMHUDAW PAGODA, with its huge egg-shaped dome in Ceylonese style, dinner is served at a local restaurant. Check in at hotel in Mandalay and overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Morning boat trip to MINGUN, just 12km on the west bank upstream from Mandalay. Visit MINGUN PAHTOTAWGYI PAGODA; one of the world's largest chedis built by BodawPaya and the world renowned ringing MINGUN BELLweighing 90 tons. Return to Mandalay. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will also experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including one of the most revered religious monuments in Myanmar, the MAHAMUNI PAGODA; covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Continue to TAPESTRY WORKSHOP, MARBLE CARVING and BRONZE CARVING WORKSHOPS and the SHWENANDAW KYAUNGorthe GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY; a superb traditional wooden building, KUTHODAW PAGODA; known as the world's biggest book with the collection of 729 stone stabs on which are inscribed the whole of the Buddhist scriptures. Visit a traditional gold-leaf workshop before proceeding to MANDALAY HILL for sunset. Dinner is served at a local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Mandalay
After breakfast, transfer to airport for morning domestic flight to YANGON. Arrive Yangon and visit to KABA AYE (WORLD PEACE) PAGODA and MAHA PASANA GUHA CAVES where the Sixth Buddhist Council took place. Then, we transfer you to the GEMS MUSEUMwith a wide display of Myanmar’s precious stones including jades, rubies, sapphires and natural pearls. After lunch at a local restaurant, stroll through the BOGYOKE (SCOTTS) MARKET(closed on Public Holidays) where Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts are available for more shopping. Then, complete the visit in Myanmar by a drive through CHINATOWN area, to see Yangon’s oldest CHINESE TEMPLE and to take a glimpse of Yangon’s RIVERFRONT LIFE. After dinner at a local restaurant, transfer to hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for morning international flight. Or the morning is at leisure until transfer to airport if the departure international flight is in the afternoon or evening.
Reference : B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner
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(Itinerary is subject to change depending on your arrival and departure flights, road conditions, availability of seats on domestic flights and rooms at hotels)