Pyay (formerly known as Prome) lies on a sharp bend in the Ayeyarwady River. It can be reached by road (an eight-hour drive north of Yangon) or an overnight riverboat trip south of Bagan. Nearby one can observe the ruins of the ancient Pyu capital of Thayekhittaya. Pyay serves as an important transshipment point for cargo moving between Upper and Lower Myanmar along the Ayeyarwady River. Pyay has a famous pagoda named Shwesandaw. One of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage spots in Myanmar, the pagoda is perched on top of the hill in the center of the town.
Arrival Yangon, transfer to hotel. Visit Shwedagon Pagoda.
Overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast drive to Pyay (285 Km, 5 hrs) is located North West of Yangon on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwady River. Pyay Sightseeing include visit Shwemyethman Pagoda (the huge bespectacled Buddha image) and Shwenattaung Pagoda for its panoramic view. Bow Bow Gyi and Be Be Gyi pagoda. Proceed to visit Sriketra, an archaeological site of the ancient Phyu capital (5th to 9th century) and Shwesantaw Pagoda to enjoy the sunset on the top of the hill.
Overnight in Pyay.
Ancient Buddha Images Carved on Stone Walls of Akauk Mountain. Akauk Mountain is situated near the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River between the southernmost part of Pyay District and northern most part of Hinthata District can be reached by waterway from Pyay.
Transfer to Jetty; take charter private boat to Htonbo Village, Pandaung Township, and Akauk Mountain.
One of the amazing places where many Buddha Images were carved on the mountain site, near the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. Akauk Mountain has green forest cover and it is very pleasant place.
This mountain is the auspicious land, filled with historic Shwe Myintin Pagoda as well as other pagodas and religious edifies. Moreover, there are ravines, gorges, streams and natural scenic beauty for visitors for relaxation and recreation. It is believed that those Buddha Images are carved since many years ago. Artistic craftsman who travelled along the River while doing their business has carved these. Afterwards, take A/C back to Pyay.
Overnight in Pyay.
After breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bago. Sightseeing in Bago. Sightseeing include four seated Buddha images Shwetharlyaung, built in 994 AD by King Mingadippa, It is 55 meters long and 16 meters high, another biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar built during 9th century. ; Handicraft workshops proceeded to Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Hinthargone Pagoda, and Seintharlyaung Pagoda.
Overnight in Bago.
After breakfast at Hotel, visit hundred colorful Central Bago market. Then visit Kanbawza Thadi Palace: Kanbawza Thadi, the famous palace of King Bayintnaung (1551-1581 A.D.) is being extensively excavated and some buildings are being rebuilt. King Bayintnaung was the founder of the Second Myanmar Empire, which stretched from the borders of India to parts of Thailand and Laos. In 1566 A.D, he built a new capital city called Hanthawadi on what is now Bago. To the south of the Shwe-Maw-Daw Pagoda he built a grand palace, which he named Kanbawza Thadi. Excavations at the palace site were started on 25th April 1990. The Archaeological Department has up to now excavated six mounds, which revealed the brick foundations and plinths of the old palace. Many teak pillars, some with inscriptions were also found. The Settaw Saung, one of the main rooms of the palace has been reconstructed and the work is 90 percent finished. Also the main Audience Hall (the Lion Throne Room) is being rebuilt. The palace site transferred to the Archaeology Department comprises of 9,662 acres. The reconstructed 16th century palace of Hanthawadi and the whole palace site will become a main tourist attraction in the near future.
Visit to local colorful morning market Htaukkyant , and visit to Htaukkyant War Cemetery on the way. Then, head to Yangon and car & guide at your disposal till transfer to airport for a departure flight.
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