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Culture Tour

This tour is specially designed to explore well-preserved Myanmar Culture. Massive and graceful religious edifices in Bagan are the best evidence expressing the unique characteristic of ancient Myanmar civilization. Furthermore, visit to Mrauk-U, the ancient capital of Rakhine state. It is amazing to study remarkable stone carvings in Mrauk-U.

Colorful Myanmar - 10 DAYS

Yangon- Bagan- Mandalay- Heho- Inle- Sittwe- Mrauk-U- Yangon

Day-1 Yangon Arrival

Yangon Kan Daw Gyi Garden : Karaweike Palace
Overnight in Yangon

Upon arrival at Yangon Airport, welcome by our tour guide and transfer to hotel. Special evening visit to the massive Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world for its religious significance, artistic beauty and its association with Myanmar culture. Welcome dinner with Myanmar cultural dance.

Day-2. Yangon - Bagan [By Flight]

Sunrise view of Bagan: Pagodas of Bagan
Overnight in Bagan

Morning transfer to the airport for flight to Bagan. Morning sightseeing includes Nyaung Oo Market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; Kyansittha U-min, a tunnal with interesting paintings;Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with fine mural paintings, of Jakata scenes; Htilominlo Temple,noted for its plaster carvings; and Tharaba Gate, the only remaining gate of 9th century A.D. Afternoon sightseeing includes archeological museum; Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross ;Ananda Okkyaung, a brick works lacquer ware industry ; Mingalazedi; the last pagoda in Bagan dynasty and Shwesandaw Pagoda, specially for the sunset.

Day-3. Bagan - Mandalay [By Flight]

Mandalay Palace : Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar
Overnight in Mandalay

Morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Excursion tour to ancient capital Amarapura, 11 km south of Mandalay. Tour highlights; Mahagandayon Monastery (Buddhist University).1.2 km long U Bein wooden bridge and silk weaving industry. Return to Mandalay to visit the Venerable Mahamuni Pagoda; Myanmar traditional handicraft workshop; marble works and woodcarvings, gold-leaf making and tapestry works in the afternoon, visit to the Mandalay Royal Palace, Shwenandaw (golden palace) Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings, Atumashi (Incomparable) monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s biggest book for its stone slabs of Buddhist scripture and Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for panoramic view of the city.

Day-4. Mandalay - Heho - Inle [By Flight]

Inle Lake : Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival
Overnight in Inle

Fly to Heho.Transfer to Inle Lake famous for its unique leg-rowers and scenic beauty. Tour highlights include Phaung-daw-oo Pagoda. Wonderful floating gardens, floating markets, natives’ method of fishing, traditional weaving industry, village life on the lake, and if the time permits, watch birds roost in the bushes.

Day-5. Inle - Heho - Yangon [By Flight]

Fishermen in the Inle Lake
Overnight in Yangon

Morning visit to the colorful Taungyi market, where one can see several hill tribes selling and buying fresh vegetables and regional products. Then transfer to Heho for flight back to Yangon. Afternoon sightseeing includes Bogyoke Aung San Market, Myanmar famous gems and jewellery sales centre; Sule Pagoda, in the city centre; Botatung Pagoda and Nanthida jetty to see the river life.

Day-6. Yangon - Sittwe - Mrauk-U

The ancient pagodas in Mrauk U, old capital of Rakhine
Overnight in Mrauk-U

Fly to Sittwe, the capital of the Rakhine state. On arrival at Sittwe airport, transfer to jetty to take about 5hours boat trip along the Kaladan river to Mrauk-U, an ancient capital of Rakhine dynasty. Arrive there in the late evening and transfer to hotel.

Day-7. Mrauk-U

Mrauk U: Htuk Kan Thein Temple, the capital of the Rakhine state
Overnight in Mrauk-U

Morning sightseeing includes Shit Thaung Temple mainly built of stone, Ratanabon Stupa and Htuk-Kan-Thein Temple, all of these were build in Mrauk-U periods of Rakhine dynasty, and then proceed to the old palace site surrounded by ruins of walls, Pauk-pin Gate, Let-se-Kan and Thet-kya-man-aung Pagoda.
Afternoon excursion to the Vesali, old capital of Rakhine,6 miles to the north. Sightseeing there and proceed to Kyaut-taw Town to visit famous Mahamuni Buddha Image. Return to Mrauk-U.

Day-8. Mrauk-U - Sittwe [By Boat]

The sunset view of Sittwe : enjoy the sunset
Overnight in Sittwe

In the morning, return to Sittwe by boat. Evening visit to the beacon point, take relax on the sandy beach and enjoy the sunset.

Day-9. Sittwe - Yangon [By Flight]

Yangon City : Center of Yangon
Overnight in Yangon

Morning visit to Sittwe market and transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon.

Day-10. Yangon Departure

Chauk Htet Kyi Pagoda
Evening transfer to
airport for departure flight

Morning sightseeing includes Kabaaye (World Peace) Pagoda; Mahapasana Guda Cave, where sixth Buddhist Synod took place; Chaukhtetkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha Image; Karaweik Hall, a royal barge on the royal lake and National Museum. If the time permit, shopping to Boyoke Market.

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