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Our guide will pick you up at the hotel at 8:00am. In the Morning, you can experience by riding Circular Train - the true essence of local life in Yangon as you travel for one hour through the city’s rural landscape. While Yangon is a fast-paced, chaotic city to get lost in, riding the Circle Line train provides a window into the daily routine of the Myanmar people away from the commercial centre of the country.Kyauktaw Gyi Pagoda – this is one of the biggest marble Buddha Images in Myanmar with a height of 37ft (11m) and a weight of weights over 600 tons. The classical name of this Image is Lawkachantha Abaya Labamuni, meaning World Peace and Prosperity. This Sitting Buddha Image is curved out from a single marble stone. The giant stone was found in the Sakyin region, Medaya Township in Mandalay Division. The draft sculpture was carried through the Ayeyarwaddy river down to Yangon. Then it was finally touched up. The sculpting and the enshrining got completed in 2008 and located in Insein, Yangon.• White Elephant House – next to the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda is the White Elephant House. It is said that white elephants bring peace, stability and prosperity to the nation. When these three white elephants were discovered in Rakhine State and they were brought to Yangon on 2002 to be protected and visited by the public. “The white elephants represent peace and weath. Some characteristics of white elephants are the pearl eyes, white hoofs, the back which hangs down like the bough of a banana tree, the white hairs on the body and tail, and the tah gah paik (closed door) shaped tail.Chaukhtat Gyi Pagoda – third largest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar with a length of 72 meters long.Lunch at a local restaurant.• After lunch, visit Bogyoke 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 something. One of the colonial buildings in Yangon with over 2000 souvenir shops. (This market is closed on Mondays & Gazette Holidays. In the event when tour dates coincide with the market holidays, we will arrange a suitable activity.) Thereafter, make your way to The Great Shwedagon Pagoda. • Shwedagon Pagoda -this 98-meter gilded stupa is Myanmar's Holiest Buddhist Shrine that contains relics of the past four Buddhas. It used to be only 18 meters tall. From 1453 to 1472 it was raised to 40 meters. The stupa was rebuilt many times until it reached its current height of 98 meters in the 18th century.
Transfer back to your hotel.