ETHNIC GROUP VILLAGE TOURS
Yangon – Sittwe – Mrauk U – Chin Village – Vesali – Mahamuni – Sittwe - Yangon (7 days / 6 nights)
Day 01: Yangon arrival & sightseeing (by car)
Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by Young Top Tycoon Tourism representative and our tour guide. Check in hotel. Yangon sightseeing includes; the Royal Park , one of the most popular green spaces in the downtown area of Yangon. Here you see the glittering Karaweik Barge, a replica of the Royal Bridge and enjoy the view over the lake up to the Shwedagon Pagoda. Visit to the city center with the gilded 2500 years Sule Pagoda.And visit colonial style buildings surrounding Mahabandula Park . Proceed toChaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda to see 70-meters long colossal reclining Buddha. Then drive to stroll through a narrow street of China Town including the short visit to Tao Temple. Then, shortly before sunset, the 107 meters high golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda will glitter in the soft light of the early evening.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 02: Yangon – Sittwe – Mrauk U sightseeing (by flight, car & boat)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State(the western part of the Union of Myanmar). On arrival at Sittwe air-port, transfer directly to jetty for departure to Mrauk U by private boat lunch on boat with the background of Kaladan River view and paddy field. It will take 5 to 7 hours (depending on river current and boat) to get Mruak U. On arrival of Mruak U jetty, transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at Mrauk-U.
Day 03: Mrauk U full day sightseeing (by car)
After breakfast, start sight-seeing in Mrauk-U, the ancient capital city of the Rakhine Kingdom (15th century). First visit to market to see the ways of life of local people. Then, followed by visit toPharaouk Pagoda,Mong-Khong-Shwe Du Stupa, Pesi Paya, Koe Thaung Temple (a shrine of 90000 Buddha images), Latt -Say Lake(artificial lake with city wall and a gate) and Sandamuni Monastery like a museum and back to hotel for lunch and break for a rest.
In the afternoon, visit to massive Shit-Thaung Temple, a curiously remarkable temple with 80000 Buddha Images and relices, Htaukkhan- Thein Temple likes the fortress, Andaw Temple, Ratanabon Stupa , Laymyathanar temple (four sided temple), Laungbanprauk Pagoda locally known as “Plate Pagoda”, Pitakataik (a small Library) and drive to Harritaung hill for Sun-set and back to hotel for overnight.
Day 04: Mrauk U – Vesali – Mahamuni – Mrauk U (by car)
After breakfast at hotel, visit to city market to see the ways of life of local people. Then we explore to the ancient city of Wethali (Vesali) by car, which lies 6 miles to the North of Mruak U. According to the Rakhine History, Vesali was a city belonging to the main period from 4th to 8th century which was confirmed by the findings of excavation at Vesali. The area of the city is about 2.7 square miles and then see Vesali Su Thaung Pya (wish –granting) sand-stoned Buddha image (17 feet hight) and old place site. Now this place-site already turned to village. Proceed to Danyawaddy City where there is replica of Mahamuni Buddha Image. Danyawaddy city is 16 miles north of Vesali and 21 miles north of Mruak U. The earliest old city in Rakhine (B.C 582 to 326 AD). In 1824, King Bodawpaya occupided Rakhine and took away Mahamuni Buddha images as a trophy. Original Mahamuni Buddha Image is at Mandalay.
In the afternoon, visit to Mahabondola Monastery (Like a Buddha Museum) which monatery have a lot of ancient bronze images with inscriptions and an interesting collection of Rakhine-style Buddha images. Then see some of the temples of Mruak U, which nestle amongst hills, streams and leafy trees. Stroll through the streets o fMrauk u. Late afternoon, go to Shwegutaung from where there is a good view over Mrauk U. Overnight at Mrauk U.
Day 05: Mrauk U (Chin Village) (by boat and car)
After breakfast at hotel, we go toNgagya Jetty by jeep (20-30 minutes) . From there we visit to Chin Villageby boat (72 km – 2 ½ hours). On the way you will find the creek is shallow (about half meter). Sometimes, you will have to see even if the gournd of creek and surrounded by bamboo forest. At there, you will find women take tattooed on their face owing to their belief. Streaky tattooed face didn’t practice anymore. The greater unmber of houses in the viallage are made of bamboo. Enjoy walk throuth their villages on the hill and poetic surroundings. Packed lunch is highly recommended. In evening, we arrive our hotel back.
Day 06: Mrauk U – Sittwe – Yangon (by car, boat & flight)
Early morning, check-out at hotel and take a drive to jetty and return to Sittwe by boat. On arrival transfer to Sittwe airport for deparute flight to Yangon.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 07: Yangon sightseeing & departure (by car)
After breakfast at hotel, morning stop to take photo in the front of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s house area who got Nobel peace prize in 1991. Shopping at Gems mart and Handicraft shops at Bogyoke (Scott) Market where you can buy many souvenirs. And visitKaba Aye (World Peace) Pagodaand drive to Yangon International airport for departure. If time permit on the way visit to Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image (Kyauktawgyi) and White Elephant camp and departure.
Contact InfoAddress : No.199 (2 nd floor), Botahtaung Pagoda Road (Middle Block), Pazuntaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar
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