WHY SHOULD I GO TO MYANMAR ?
Heavily romanticized and, now, highly publicized, mysterious Myanmar (formerly Burma) has been thrust into the international spotlight for democracy-pushing politicians, aspiring capitalist, and trailblazing travelers alike. As the country rapidly emerges from the grip of a half-century of harsh military rule into a promising path to democracy. Myanmar’s political, economic, and tourism landscapes are changing at a breakneck speed. It is little wonder that tourism are taking off, what with spectacular monuments, stuck-in-time villages, vibrant culture, and remarkably hospitable people. The long-shuttered gates are officially open; Freshly back from the two weeks tours, herewith fiver reasons to get to Myanmar now, before the masses – and McDonald’s – do.
The devoutly Buddhist Burmese boast an innate sense of hospitality and an genuine curiosity and openness toward visitors. We regularly encountered endearing village children, who followed us around with wide eyes and cheeky grins, wanting nothing more from us than to satiate their curiosity. Gracious villager invited us into their simple homes and workshop, while cheery monks happily engaged our questions. For the most part, the nature of the Burmese people has not been adversely affected by capitalism or mas tourism – that is, for now.
Upon arrival at airport, welcome by our Guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia. On the way visit Shwe Taw MyatZedi (Buddha’s Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda) andKaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) built for memorial of the 1954-56 sixth Buddhist Synod. And then proceed to MahapasanaGuha : “Great Cave” , built close to the Kaba Aye Pagoda. After check in at hotel, take some rest for a while. Afternoon sightseeing includesChaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha Image: 230 ft (70 m) long in the pose of rest, and Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
After breakfast, drive to Golden Rock (driving hour about 4 hours). One the way, we visitHtaukkyant War Cemetery. Then proceed to Golden Rock. On arrival at pilgrim-village which is a starting point to the famous Golden Rock, we first take a truck and then enjoy the trekking to Golden Rock, it will take about 1 hour up the hill to enjoy the sunset at the Golden Rock. The famous ‘Golden Rock’ is a sacred, massive gold-leafed boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff near the top of Mt. Kyaikhtiyo and it is one of the most revered Buddhist shrines. Overnight in KyaikHto.
After breakfast, drive back to Yangon by coach. On the way, visit Bago which was an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century and enjoy the Bago sightseeing including Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha (55 metres long), Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Myo Ma Local Market, 28 meter high huge Buddha Image of Kyaikpun Pagoda, Chinese Kwanyin Temple and upon your interest, you can visit the Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayinnaung. Then drive back to Yangon to airport to precede your International flight for returning journey.
|Hotel Class||Hotel Name||Location||Room Type|
|4* category||Inya Lake||Yangon||Superior|
|3* category||Mountain Top||Kyaikhto||Deluxe|
|4* category||Rupar Mandalar||Kyaikhto||Superior|
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