Overview: Explore the former capital Yangon (Rangon), British Colonial architecture and its environs exclusively with most outstanding historic and cultural highlights such as the world largest and the most impressive Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Botataung Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and Wander through Bogyoke Aung San market and the surrounding street stalls, to find the best cheap bargains, from shopping for antiques, clothing and coins, to souvenirs for your family.
About one hour drive will take you to Twante, the rural place where you can see the real life of Myanmar people, how they lived with. As pottery is one of their traditional industries, you can see many potters’ workshops. Then visit to home industry of looms, as weaving.
The nearest place to visit just outside of Yangon is Thanlyin formerly Syriam. Thanlyin is a major port city of Myanmar, just across the Bago River (Pegu River). It is only about an hour’s drive from downtown Yangon.
Thanlyin is a very ancient town in Myanmar and has many ancient pagodas and monuments. One of the famous pagodas is Kyaik Kauk Pagoda which is on the way to Kyauk Tan, on a hillock. If you travel further to Kyauk Tan, you will reach Yele Pagoda. The name means in the middle of water: the pagoda is actually built in the middle of water out in the sea. You also can visit to a very old Portuguese Church.
Upon arrival, Myanmar Damsel’s tour guide welcomes you at Yangon int’l airport and offers you any assistance needed before leaving the Arrivals terminal, you will be on your way to check into your hotel to drop off your luggage. Free and leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
Breakfast at Hotel, start an orientation tour of downtown Yangon. You will drive through Yangon’s busy roads and take a glimpse of the hustle downtown, Mahabandoola Park, Town Hall. See the magnificent colonial buildings of Victorian & Edwardian era architecture. This introductory drive will end with a stop near SULE PAGODA – dating back over 2,000 years ago, for brief photo taking. Next, visit BOTATAUNG PAGODA, named after the 1000 military leaders who escorted relics of the Buddha from India over 2000 years ago. Afterwards, you may proceed for lunch.
In the afternoon, visit some of the well known pagodas, including CHAUKHTATGYI Reclining Buddha, and enjoy a break at BOGYOKE (SCOTT) MARKET, a pleasant covered market containing crafts from all corners of Myanmar, gems, fabrics and more. (The market is closed on Mondays and public holidays). Next, photo stop at Royal Lake with the background of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Finally visit sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, the finest of Yangon and perhaps the most stunning religious edifice in the world. Take your time to enjoy seeing this impressive feature and watching local people.
Stroll on its platform surrounded by set of smaller temples, shrines and pavilions, and observe numerous shops along the stairways selling various colorful items, flowers and books. As the sun sets, the reddish golden rays of Shwedagon reflect on everything around and turning into a magical arena. Great photo time & a moment to take away with you. Overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast at Hotel, depart Yangon for morning journey taking 2-3 hours by a local ferry along the Yangon River to Twante (24 km away from Yangon), this provides an excellent opportunity to view the life and countryside of this delta region. First you visit to colorful local market, and next Shwesandaw paya. This Mon-built Zedi is just a few years younger than famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Afterwards, we take you to the pottery area where a large part of the population in Twante is engaged in production pottery. Walking through the many workshops where locals are busy molding pots, will be able to observe this very traditional craft. And next visit Baungdawgyoke Pagoda and Phayagyi Mingalar Monastery which has Orphanage School. In the afternoon return to Yangon by private car and en route we pass by rice fields and banana plantations. Overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast at the hotel, day excursion to Thanlyin (Syriam), formerly reigned by Portugal and across the Yangon River via Thanlyin Bridge, an opportunity to see the countryside around Yangon and there, several 17th century Portugal style destroyed churches and monuments can be discovered. First we visit to Ancient Portuguese Church (AD 1749 – 1750) and visit busy local market in Thanlyin. Proceed to Kyauk Tan and visit to Yele Pagoda (A floating Pagoda which is Pagoda on a small island in the middle of the river) is a popular place of pilgrims. Then drive back to Yangon,Overnight in Yangon.
Breakfast at Hotel. Free and leisure at Hotel until departure transfer to International Airport.
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