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Special Gold Tour in Myanmar

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Old November 12th, 2003, 04:56 AM
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Day 1. Yangon Arrival
Arrive at Yangon Airport, met by our knowledgeable guide and transfer to
your Hotel Evening sightseeing : visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, a world renowned
stupa. Famous for its religious significance, artistic beauty and its
association with Myanmar culture. Walking Tour around Sule Pagoda,
Mahabandoola Park, China Town, India Town Kandawgyi Royal Lake and Karaweik
Hall; the colonial style Buildings. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2. Yangon – Bagan (Flight)
Early morning fly to Bagan (Nyaung Oo Airport). One of the richest
archaeological sites in Asia, the capital of the first Myanmar Empire,
located on the bank of the Ayeyarwady river. Upon arrival start the city
tour with Nyaung Oo market; Shwezegon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar
stupa; Gupyaukkyi & Htilominlo, noted for its plaster carvings ; Kyansittha
Umin, a tunnel with an interesting features of paintings.
After lunch, Archaeological Museum; Ananda Temple, an architectural
masterpiece recembling a Greek Cross; lacquerware industry; Bupaya on the
bank of the Ayeyarwady river; Manuha Temple, a captive King’s impression of
life in prison; Myazedi and Gupyaukgyi Temple with fine mural paintings on
the N side of Myingaba village and sunset at the Mingalazedi. Dinner and
overnight in Bagan.

Day 3. Bagan
After breakfast extension to Payathonzu built in the late 13 century
Sulamani Pahto; Damayangyi Temple, one of the late period of temple
originally coverred with murals and the biggest in Bagan forming the shape
of a Greek Cross; Shwesandaw, believed to enshrine some sacred hairs of the
Buddha and sunset. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4. Bagan – Mount Popa-Mandalay (Coach)
Proceed of Mt. Popa an extinct volcano. 50 Km SE of Bagan. Perched on the
volcanic peck (1518 m) are filled with several pagodas. Some of the “nats”
or the spirits of nature in Mt. Popa’s prayer hall are large imposing
figures courting much attention. Proceed to Mandalay, the last Capital of
Myanmar Dynasty, 300 Km from Bagan. Afternoon sightseeings with the famous
Mahamuni Pagoda. The Proceed to visit traditional handicraft
workshops-marble work, gold leaf making and bronzeware making. Overnight in

Day 5. Mandalay
After breakfast excursion to Amarapura, an ancient capital 11 Km S of
Mandalay. U Pein Bridge 1.2 Km long wooden bridge over the seasonal
Taungthaman Lake built in 1784. Then proceed to silk weaving; tapestry work;
Mandalay Royal Palace; Shwenandaw monastry made of carved teak; Kuthodaw
known as the world’s biggest book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures
and Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for panoramic view of the city. Dinner
and overnight in Mandalay.

Day 6. Mandalay – Inwa – Sagaing (Coach)
After breakfast excursion to (Inwa, an ancient Capital of Myanmar kingdom
for nearly 400 Years) and (Sagaing, which is famous for dirve over 16 spans
Inwa Bridge across the Ayeyarwady River to Picturesque Sagaing Hill).
Inwa Bridge was opened in 1934 and put out the action by the british in 1942
when they demolished two spans inorder to deny the bridge repaired and put
back into operation . There’s a toll to take cars across the bridge which
also carries the rail line. Dinner and overnight in Mandalay.

Day 7. Mandalay – Mingun (Boat) – Monywa (Coach)
Atfer breakfast excursion to Mingun by boat. It is about 11 Km upriver from
Mandalay on the opposite bank of the Ayeyarwady River, 45 minutes boat trip
to Mingun for experience life along the river. Mingun is famous for 90 tons
Mingun Bell, the largest hung and uncraked ringing bell in the world.
Afternoon drive to Monywa, 136 Km north-west from Mandalay. Monywa
(Thalawadi) is famous for Poewintaung Cave and Shwe Ba Taung. Overnight in

Day 8. Monywa
After breakfast excursion to Poewintaung Cave and Shwe Ba Taung. Drive back
to Monywa and Overnight in Monywa.

Day 9. Monywa – Pyin Oo Lwin (Coach)
After breakfast drive to Pyin Oo Lwin, known as Maymyo before. Situated on
the Shan Plateau over 3.000 ft above sea-leavel and cool the whole year
round. Pyin Oo Lwin is best known for its colonial hill station with English
Style gables. Colourful market gardening centre; coffee plantations;
Botanical garden; Pwe Kauk waterfall and Paik Chin Myaung Cave are Tour
Highlights. Dinner and overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Day 10. Pyin Oo Lwin – (Mandalay Airport) - Heho (Inle) (Flight)
Early morning transfer to Mandalay Airport for flight to Heho. Arrive at
Heho Airport and drive to Nyaung Shwe – Inle. (Inle lake is famous for its
unique leg-rowers, floating villages and colourful market). Overnight in

Day 11. Inle lake
After breakfast boat excursion to Inle Lake, visit to floating garden;
floating market; leg-rowers; silk weaving villages; Phaungdaw Oo pagoda and
Ngaphechaung Monastery. Overnight in Inle.

Day 12. Inle-Taunggyi-Kakku-Pindaya (Boat + Coach)
After breakfast drive to Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State. Famous
for its colourful national races, scenic charm and pleasantly cool climate.
The most significance festival in Taunggyi is Tazaungdaing Lighting festival
and Hot Air Balloons festival held in November every year. After lunch
proceed to Kakku Ancient Pagodas & Pa-O Tribes. Kakku is famous as the
Second Bagan. It was built on BC 307. There are 7623 pagodas in Kakku.
Visit to the Pa-O tribes villages to see the simple way of their lives.
Evening drive to Pindaya. Dinner and overnight in Pindaya.

Day 13. Pindaya
Pindaya is a legendary town for its picturesque Lake (Pone Ta Loke) and
limestone cave (Shwe Oo Min) housing over 8,000 Buddha images dating
centuries back in History. Sightseeing around the lake and the cave.

Day 14. Pindaya (trekking)-Kalaw
Pindaya dwelling of several ethnic groups in Myanmar inclusive of Danu,
Pa-O, Pa-laung, Taung-yoe is relatively the best choice to drop into, in
particular for trekking fans.
Early morning starting for day – return trip trekking to Sale –inn village,
to see Taung-Yoe hill tribe (or) day-return trip to Yasakyi village, to see
Pa-Laung hill tribe. Then transfer to Kalaw. (a former British Hill
Overnight in Kalaw.

Day 15. Kalaw-Heho-Yangon (Flight)
After breakfast visit to Kalaw market and sightseeing. After lunch transfer
to Heho airport for evening flight to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.

Coach trip to Southern Myanmar
Day 16. Yangon – Bago (An ancient city of the Mon Kingdom)
After breakfast drive to Bago located 80 km away from Yangon. The city was
founded by two Mon brothers Thamala and Wimala from Thaton in 13rd centry
AD. Bago was made the capital of Mon Kingdon and it came to be known as
Hansavati (Hanthawadi). Today Bago is the capital of Bago Division. On the
way visit to Shwenyang Pin Natt spirit Shrine where there are the people
usually to gave respect for car safety and world war II British Cemetery.
Bago is famous for its excavation site of Ancient Kanbawzathadi Royal
First visit to the 4 seated Buddha Images Kyaik Pun; Kyakhat Waing
Monastery, famous for the over one thousand monks studying and having the
lunch. Tour Highlights of Shwe Tha Lyaung Pagoda; Mahazedi; ShweMawdaw
Pagoda; Hinthakone and cheroots factory.
After lunch visit to Ancient Kambawzathadi Royal Palace. Then visit to the
villages to see the simple way of Myanmar life. Overnight in Bago.

Day 17. Bago-Kyaikhteeyoe
After breakfast drive to Kyaikhteeyoe, the Amazing Golden Rock Pagoda.
Arrive at Kimpun, base camp of Kyaikhteeyoe and continue the uphill climb to
the Pagoda (The Holy Place of Myanmar). The stupa was built on the big
boulder which is located on the huge step rock on Kyaikhteeyoe hill. It
seems that the boulder will fall at a slight push. It is about 3600 feet
above sea-level. And then excursion to legendry kyeepazat Cave, Hme Shindaw
Pagoda & Kyauk Hle Bee (the Stone Wheel) and colourful local shop houses.
Enjoy the sunset on the Golden Rock Pagoda Hill. Overnight in Kyaikhteeyoe

Day 18. Kyaikhteeyoe-Mawlamyaing
After breakfast transfer to Kimpun base camp and drive to Mawlamyaing, the
capital city of Mon State. Famous for its scenic view, enhanced by the fast
moving Than-Lwin (Salween) River Surrounded by many small islands leading
out to Andaman Sea.
Arrive at Mottama, take a ferry boat to reach Mawlamyaing. Dinner and
overnight in Mawlamyaing.

Day 19. Mawlamyaing – Thanbyuzayat - Kyaik-kha-Mi-Sett-se beach.
After breakfast drive to Thanbyuzayat. It was known as the western terminus
of the infamous Burma Siam Railway (The Death Railway) by the thousands of
Allied prisoners of World War II and Asian collies who were forced by the
Japanese Military to built it which was connected with the famous River Kwai
Visit to the World War II memorial cemeteries both Allied soldiers and
Japanese soldiers who had scrified their lives. Proceed to the World largest
reclining Buddha Image(under construction). Then, drive to Kyaik-Kha-Mi
Island Pagoda and Sett-se beach; Rubber plantation and lunch. Drive back to
Mawlamyaing at evening and take a walking tour along the strand road & enjoy
the sunset seeing. Dinner and overnight in Mawlamyaing.

Day 20. Mawlamyaing-Kyaik-Htee-Saung
After breakfast visit the eastern part of the city, a hilly north-south
ridge; Mahamuni Pagoda, (built in typical Mon Style) and Kyaik Thanlan
Pagoda. After lunch drive to Kyaik-Htee-Saung. Excursion around Kyaikhtee
Saung and met the Sayardaw (the abbot of monastery) and others famous hair
relic pagodas. After vegetarian dinner observation to the Sayadaw’s Dahma
Plain. Overnight in Kyaikhtee Saung.

Day 21. Kyaikhtee Saung – Yangon
Kyaikhtee Saung is famous for its pagoda and sayadaw (the abbot of the
monastery). The stupa is located on the amazing literate stones built by
human being. After breakfast excursion to mount Kaylartha; Mya-Tha-Pake
(emerald bowl) and Vegetarian Lunch. After lunch drive back to Yangon.
Dinner and overnight in Yangon.

Day 22. Yangon – Pyay (Prome)
After breakfast drive to Pyay. Pyay is known as Prome before. Famous for the
Thayekhittaya (Sriksetra) Old Palace site of Pyu Kingdom the 5th century.
Pyu architecture is very different from that of the Bagan era. On the way
visit to Shwe Taung famous for Shwe Myet Hman (the Buddha Image wearing the
glass). Overnight in Pyay.

Day 23. Pyay-Yangon
After breakfast visit to Hmawza Archaeological Museum; Shwesandaw Pagoda;
Hse-htat-gyi the colossal Buddha image. Visit to the famous Pagodas at Pyay
Mountain Range and Nawaday bridge. After lunch drive back to Yangon. Dinner
and overnight in Yangon.

Day 24. Yangon Highlights
After breakfast visit to National Museum; Kyauk Taw Kyi the World largest
Marble Buddha Image and White Elephants and beauty Inya Lake.
After lunch proceed to Gem Museum; Kabaraye Pagoda; Chauk Htat Kyi the huge
reclining Buddha and Strand Road for walking Tour.
Dinner and overnight in Yangon.

Day 25. Yangon-Pathein- Chaungtha Beach
After breakfast drive to Pathein, situated on the eastern bank of Pathein
River in Ayeyarwaddy Delta above 190km west of Yangon. Pathein is known as
the Big Rice-Pot in Myanmar, because of its high yield paddy production.
Noted for its colourful umbrella workshops which are actually parasols.
After lunch excursion to the beautiful beach resort of Chaungtha which is
located 40m to the west of Pathein.
Dinner and overnight in Chaungtha.

Day 26. Chaungtha Beach.
Enjoy in Chaungtha Beach.

Day 27. Chaungtha – Yangon.
After breakfast drive back to Yangon.
Shopping at Bogyoke Market for souvenirs. Dinner and overnight in Yangon.

Day 28. Yangon Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport for departure flight.

GREEN PALACE TRAVELS & TOURS CO., LTD. ( Myanmar Travel Agency )
#No.501, Merchant Street,
Kyauktada Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: (+95-1) 376 350, (+95-1) 726 964, (+95-9) 5000427
Fax: (+95-1) 545 703


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