posted Aug 6, 2014, 10:10 PM by Wisata DongTravel   [ updated May 21, 2015, 12:24 AM by Vietnam Travel Tour ]
Routes: Yangoon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake

Day 1: Arrival Yangoon (Lunch / Dinner included)
Our guide will pick you up at airport. After check-in hotel we make a tour to sightseeing in Yangoon. Visit Sule Pagoda
SULE PAGODA: This 48 meter high golden dome was used by the British as the nucleus of their grid pattern for the city when it was rebuilt in the 1880s. The pagoda's peculiarity is its octagonal-shaped stupa, which retains its shape as it tapers to the spire.


Visit Kandawgyi (Royal) LakeKANDAWGYI LAKE, also known as the Royal Lake, this natural body of water located in the city center is a good place for strolling and picnicking. The lake is attractive at sunset when the glittering Shwedagon pagoda is reflected in its calm waters.
Lunch at local restaurant. Then Visit Kyaukhtatkyi Pagoda. KYAUKHTATKYI PAGODA: The temple contains a gaudy, modern, 70 meter long reclining Buddha, built in 1966 and housed in an iron pavilion. The temple doubles as a monastery and a center for the study of Buddhist manuscripts.
Visit Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market (closed on Mondays) or Visit Shwedagon Pagoda
Bogyoke Aung San Market: Also known as Scott Market, this building contains over 2000 stalls and is the best place in Yangon to browse through the complete range of local handicrafts.
Shwedagon pagoda: The highlight of any visit to Yangon, this pagoda dates back about 2500 years and was built to house eight sacred hairs of the Buddha. Its original shape has changed beyond all recognition over the centuries. Its bell-shaped superstructure, resting on a terraced base, is covered in about 60 tons of gold-leaf, which is continuously being replaced.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Visit Bagan (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Included)
Check-out hotel and flight to Bagan. Our guide will pick you up at airport. After check-in hotel we make a tour to sightseeing in Bagan.
Bagan is a spectacular plain stretching away from the Ayeyarwaddy River, dotted with thousands of 800-year old temple ruins. Although human habitation at Bagan dates back almost to the beginning of the Christian era, Bagan only entered its golden period with the conquest of Thaton in 1057 AD.
Visit Shwezigon Paya, Gubyaukhyi Temple or Ananda Pahto, Gubyaukgyi Temple:
SHWEZIGON PAYA: King Anawrahta started the construction of the Schwezigon Pagoda to enshrine some relicts of Buddha. The construction was finished by his successor, King Kyansittha between 1086 and1090. Originally the Shwezigon Pagoda marked the northern end of the city of Bagan. The stupa's graceful bell shape became a prototype for virtually all later stupas over Myanmar.
GUBYAUKHYI TEMPLE at Wetkyi-Inn: This Temple was built in the early 13th Century and repaired in 1468. The great colorful painting about the previous life of Buddha and the distinguished architecture make this temple an interesting site for a visit. This temple is not to be confounded with the Gubyaukgyi Temple in Myinkabe.

ANANDA PAHTO: One of the finest, largest, best preserved and most revered of the Bagan temples. Thought to have been built around 1105 by King Kyanzittha, this perfectly proportioned temple heralds the stylistic end of the Early Bagan period and the beginning of the Middle period.
GUBYAUKGYI TEMPLE at Myinkaba: Built in 1113 by Kyanzittha son Rajakumar, this temple is famous for its well-preserved Stuccos from the 12th century on the outside walls. The magnificent paintings date from the original construction of the temple and are considered to be the oldest original paintings in Bagan.
Visit Mahanuha Temple or Shwe Sandaw Paya:
MANUHA TEMPLE: The Manuha Temple was built in 1059 by King Manuha, the King of Thaton, who was brought captive to Bagan by King Anawrahta. It enshrines the unusual combination of 3 seated and one reclining image Buddha. It is said that this temple was built by Manuha to express his displeasure about his captivity in Bagan.
SHWESANDAW PAYA: In 1057 King Anawrahta built this Pagoda following his conquest of Thaton. This is the first monument in Bagan, which features stairways leading up from the square bottom terraces to the round base of the Stupa. This Pagoda is ideal to watch Bagan's magnificent sunsets.
LACQUERWARE WORKSHOP: The villages around Bagan are known for producing the finest lacquerware in Myanmar. Stop by one of the workshops and learn about the painstaking process of laquerware making and decoration. Watch sunset over Bagan. Enjoy a panoramic view of the sun setting over the plain of Bagan from one of the pagoda platforms.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 3: Once upon a time in Mandalay (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Included)
Check-out hotel and flight to Mandalay. Transfer Excursion to Amarapura and Sagaing.
In the morning, head to AMARAPURA, a former royal capital, and the MAHAGANDAYON MONASTERY to observe monks and novices as they line up to receive their daily offering of alms and food from faithful Buddhists. Afterwards, visit the nineteenth century PAHTODAWGYI PAYA and the reconstructed BAGAYA KYAUNG, a close cousin to the monastery of the same name in Inwa. Pause to enjoy the atmosphere of U BEIN'S BRIDGE, a picturesque teak bridge which extends over one kilometer across Taungthaman Lake, and the highlight of any visit to Amarapura.
Continue to SAGAING, another former royal capital and the spiritual center of Myanmar. Hundreds of stupas, monasteries, temples and nunneries are to be found in Sagaing Hill, sometimes known as a living Bagan. Thousands of monks and nuns retreat here for meditation and contemplation. Stop at some of the most famous temples, such as TUPAYON PAYA and HSINMYASHIN PAYA (the Pagoda of Many Elephants).
Sightseeing in Mandalay Visit Mandalay Palace Visit Mahamuni Paya MAHAMUNI PAYA: Originally built by King Bodawpaya in 1784 when a road paved with bricks was constructed from his palace to the paya's eastern gate. The centerpiece of the shrine is the highly venerated Mahamuni image that was transported to Myanmar from Mrauk U in Rakhaing in 1784. Visit Shwe In Bin Kyaung.
Shwe In Bin: A Chinese merchant, U Set Shwin, married a local Burmese lady and with his newly acquired fortune built a monastery for his religious wife. It is built of teak, has Burmese carved doors and paintings depicting General Prendergast negotiating with court ministers prior to King Thibaw's exile.Overnight in Mandalay.

 Day 4: Inle Lake (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Included)
After breakfast, we check-out hotel and take flight from Mandalay to Heho.
Check-in hotel and visit Inle Lake by vehicle, then take excursion by boat on Inle Lake.
INLE LAKE: Inle Lake, located in Shan State, is beautiful, with very calm waters dotted with patches of floating vegetation and fishing canoes. High hills rim the lake on all sides. The lake's shore and islands bear 17 villages on stilts, mostly inhabited by the Intha people. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and observe the skilled fisherman using their leg-rowing technique to propel themselves around the lake. Visit the floating gardens, a market and a Intha village around the lake (please note that no markets take place on full moon or new moon days). The day sightseeing also includes a visit to the PHAUNG DAW OO PAGODA, INN PAW KHON VILLAGE (Lotus and silk weaving) and the NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY.
Overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 5: Come back to Yangoon (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Included)
We come back to Yangoon, transit at Heho to take a flight to Yangoon. Check in hotel. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 6: Yangoon - Departure (Breakfast Included)
We take breakfast and check-out hotel, time at leisure 'till time to take departure flight.