Highlights of Mon and Kayin State 6 Days 5 Nights
Highlights of Mon and Kayin State 6 Days 5 Nights
Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo - Mawlamyine - Hpa - AnDay 01 : Arrival Yangon ( Lunch , Dinner )
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport welcome by our local tour guide and drive to Bago ( approx. 1 Â½ hours ) . In Bago visit the Kyaik Pun Pagoda with four gigantic Buddha images all in sitting posture facing the four cardinal points of the compass, the interesting Bago Market with varieties of vegetables, flower and commodity goods and the Kha Khat Wain monastery, where daily before 11 oâ€™ clock, a long line of monks form a procession to take their noon and final meal of the day, Then continue via Kyaikhto to Mawlamyine ( approx . 6 Â½ hours ) . Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check - in and overnight in Mawlamyine.
Day 02 : Mawlamyine - Kyaikkami ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )
After breakfast visit the downtown area with the central market, specialized in dry goods and the new market with lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and meats. Kyaikmaraw, a small charming town, is located 24 km Southwest of Mawlamine. On the way, you can see toddy and rubber plantation, the road passes through eight villages. A walk through this small, charming town with traditional wooden homes, whose roofs area covered either with thatched-palm or corrugated metal roof, is always worthwhile. Visit also the Kyaikmaraw Pagoda, built by Queen Shin Saw Pu in 1455 and idyllically situated at a small lake. Near Mudon, 30 kilometers south of Mawlamyine, is the worldâ€™s largest reclining Buddha Image under construction. From here continue to Kyaikkami, a small coastal resort and missionary center known as Amherst during the British era. The main focus of Kyaikkami is Yele Paya, a mental- roofed Buddhist shrine complex perched over the sea and reached via a long two-level causeway. Other attractions here are the colonial administrative buildings that are nearly 100 years old. Overnight in Mawlamyine.
Day 03 : Mawlamyine - Hpa - an ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )
After breakfast, climb up to the Kyaik Thanlan Pagoda, from where you have a wonderful panorama view, visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, built in the typical Mon style and the U Zina Pagoda, at the southern end of the hill chain, with four life-large figures, depicting to the legendary key scenes in Buddhaâ€™s life. Then drive to Hpa-an ( approx. 2 hours ). On the way visit Eindu, a small town with weaving home industries, the Lonpini Park with the Bodi Tahtaung Pagoda at the base Of Zwekabin Mountain and the Thamanya monastery, located 23 miles south-east of Hpa-an beside the Hpa-an - Kawkareik road. This place is very famous for the most venerable monk â€œThamanya Sayardawâ€, passed away in 2003. Pilgrims all over the country come to pay homage so it is always full of pilgrims and devotees. A large- scale catering establishment offers vegetarian meals to all pilgrims. Overnight in Hpa-an.
Day 04 : Hpa-an - Kyaikhtiyo ( Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner )
Early morning visit the downtown and market area. Then drive to Kyalkhtiyo ( appr. 3 hours ). At Kyaikhtiyo Township, transfer from your car to a special open truck for your ascent to Kinmon Base Camp ( appr. 45 minutes drive ). From here continue the journey up to the Golden Rock on foot. ( This trail is sometimes steep, but is smooth, and there are covered shelters every 50-100 meters to rest, and have a cold drink. Porters will be available to assist anyone who wishes help, and a â€œsedan chairâ€ conveyance is available for those who do not wish to walk.) Along the way, will be many pilgrims who have walked from the very base of the mountain. At the shrine, is a small stupa placed atop the Golden Rock, a massive granite boulder. Covered with gold leaf, and precariously balanced over the edge of the mountain, it is purported to be held in place, â€œbalanced on hairs of the Buddhaâ€. Enjoy the late afternoon activities at the shrine, before returning back to your hotel for overnight in Kyaikhtiyo.
Day 05 : Kyaikhto - Bago - Yangon ( Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner )
After breakfast continue the journey by air-con car to the small village of Kyaikhto. On the way visit the cashew nut plantation and the nearby Buddhist boys orphanage and also a rubber tree plantation. In Bago visit to the interesting Bago Market with varieties of vegetables, flower and commodity goods, the Shwetharhlaung Pagoda, with its giant reclining Buddha, having a history over 1000 years old: the nearby Monastic Education Center; the Mon Village, with its array of cotton weavers; the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, with 114 meters the highest pagoda in Myanmar and walk from there to the Hintha Gon Pagoda, the place where Bago was founded. In the afternoon drive back to Yangon to visit the Chaukhtetgyi - a huge reclining Buddha image and proceed to Botataung Pagoda, where sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined in it and the Shwedagon Pagoda one of the worldâ€™s most spectacular religious monument. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 06 : Departure Yangon ( Breakfast )
After breakfast continue sightseeing of Yangon: Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2000 years, the Mahabandoola Park with itâ€™s Independence Monument and walk around the downtown area and the sprawling Bogyoke Market. Wide streets, orderly town planning and neglected public buildings revive visions of British rule, while busy streets scenes and shimmering pagodas, bursting yet to overtake the capital. Afternoon free at your own leisure , till transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.