Yangon - Bagan - Yangon (4 Days -3 Nights)
Arrival in Yangon by flight (open flight)
“Mingalabar” – Welcome to the Golden Land!”
After your tour guide has welcomed you at Yangon int’l airport and offered you any assistance needed before leaving the Arrivals terminal, you will be on your way to check into your hotel.
Overnight in Yagnon
By flight from Yangon to Bagan (early morning flight).
Visit Nyaung U market in the morning. Continue with a sightseeing tour. 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.
SHWEZIGON PAYA: King Anawrahta started the construction of the Shwezigon 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.
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.
MYINKABA: this tiny village, only two kilometers from Bagan, is 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.
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.
Overnight in Bagan
After breakfast, drive to Mt .Popa. A curiously cylindrical hill rising sharply from the surrounding plain, Mount Popa is considered to be the home of Myanmar's most important (37) nats (spirits).
Visitors ascend up a winding covered staircase encircling the mountain, observed by the curious monkeys that populate the area. At the top is a monastery and temple complex, whence you can enjoy a spectacular view over the region.
Afterwards, drive back to Bagan and visit the rest highlights in Bagan.
MAHABODHI TEMPLE: Inspired by the Mahabodhi at Bodh Gaya in India, this temple was built during the reign of King Nantaungmya (1211 – 1234). Temples of this nature only appeared during the Late Bagan period and the Mahabodhi is the only one of this style in Bagan.
DHAMAYANGYI TEMPLE: The brickwork of this temple is said to rank one of the finest in Bagan. Built in the 12th century, it is not exactly clear by which King actually started the construction. Some sources say it was King Narathu, others say it was constructed a little earlier, during the reign of King Alaungsithu.
SULAMANI TEMPLE: Built in 1181 by King Narapatisithu this temple is one of the best examples of the later, more sophisticated temple styles. Carved stucco on mouldings, pediments and pilasters represents some of Bagan’s finest ornamental work and is in fairly good condition.
Finally, enjoy a panoramic view of the sun setting over the plain of Bagan from one of the pagoda platforms.
Overnight in Bagan
Breakfast at your hotel and leisure until transfer to airport.By flight from Bagan to Yangon (late afternoon flight).
“Naut Ma Tway Me!” – See You Again in the Golden Land!”
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- All sightseeing as per itinerary
- English speaking (station guide)
- Entrance fees & zone fees as per itinerary
- Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle
- Accommodation in hotels as mentioned 3 or 4 stars hotel (Deluxe Room) above or equivalent
- Daily complimentary drinking water and refreshment tissues
- Porter fees for all transfer (airport in Bagan) as per itinerary
- Domestic flights as per programmed
Services not included:
- International flights to/from Myanmar
- Personal travel insurance
- International and domestic airport tax
- Visa (regular or visa on arrival) arrangement fees
- Any expense of a personal nature including but not limited to drinks, laundry, phone calls, gratuities, souvenirs, etc.