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Yangon – Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon
Yangon arrival in the afternoon. (Itinerary can be adjusted base on your flight time.). You will be met and greeted by the guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel.Then head to Botataung pagoda - situated way downtown beside the Yangon River. The Pagoda overlooked the pleasant water front of the river. The 40 meter high golden pagoda enshrines a sacred hair relic of Buddha. Next, take a short tour to feel the other side of town Yangon. "Colonial Charm"!Colonial architecture is visible in large numbers of religious buildings, administrative offices, cinemas and residential properties in Yangon, especially close to the downtown area. After that, head to Bogyoke Aung San market (Scott market) - this popular market in downtown area offers a good selection of gem stones, traditional fabric & costumes, handicrafts, arts & paintings, souvenirs, etc. Bargain …bargain…bargain before buying anything. (This market is closed on Mondays & Gazetted Holidays. In the event when tour dates coincide with the market holidays, we will arrange a suitable activity.) Lastly, drive to the great Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset appreciation in the evening. This 98-meter gilded stupa is Myanmar's Holiest Buddhist Shrine that contains relics of the past four Buddhas. The stupa was rebuilt many times until it reached its current height of 98 meters in the 18th century.• Transfer back to hotel and overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel.Drive to Golden Rock (about 4 hrs drive) - a truly extraordinary natural feature with its great weight balanced so precariously on the cliff edge. Legend has it that it is kept in place by a single hair of the Buddha. It is one of the most religious sites in Myanmar. Arrive at Kinpun base camp /Golden Rock. 11km uphill climb begins (about 7 hrs if we trek) or an hour drive up hill. Get up close with nature and friendly locals along the way.Again, another 45 minutes trek to reach the Golden Rock.Check-in at the hotel. Appreciate the amazing sunset and uncover the wonders of Golden Rock.Overnight in Golden Rock.
Feel and see another side of the Golden Rock - Sunrise! After breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Drive back to Yangon and visit Bago the way back. Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda - this pagoda is said to be over 1000 years old and was originally build by the Mon King and it is the tallest pagoda in Burma. It is 15 meters taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.ShweThaLyaung Reclining Buddha - built in 994 by the Mon King Mingadeipka & is one of the largest reclining Buddha images in Burma. After the image had fallen into disrepair, it was renovated by King Dhammazedi in the 15th century.Kanbawzathadi Palace - built by King Bayinnaung (1551-1581 A.D.) the founder of the second Myanmar Empire. The original palace consisted of 76 apartments and halls according to the old drawing record. It was burned down in 1599. Several buildings of the palace have been rebuilt. The Great Audience Hall was the largest building in the palace where the King received his ministers and officials. • KyaikPon four huge sitting Buddhas - built in 1476 by King Dhammazedi, a devout Buddhist and King of the Mon Kingdom of Hanthawaddy (Pegu). This pagoda is known for its four towering images of the Buddha visible from far away. According to local legend, four Mon sisters were involved in the building of the Kyaik Pun Paya. Among them they pledged never to get married as long as they lived.