Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tour Code : PTT 015
During 8 days, you could find the hidden Kingdom of Rakhine, starting from Yangon and flight to Sittwe and then to Mrauk U by local boat. You can enjoy beautiful landscapes along the river. Mrauk U was a thriving city in the 12th and 16 centuries with a complex network of canals. The people are very warm and friendly.
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Meet and greet our experienced guide. Transfer to hotel. After refreshment, sightseeing begins from Sule Pagoda – in the heart of the city. We’ll explore the downtown area, where the ghost of the British Colonial influence still prevails From there we will visit the (64m)long massive reclining Buddha at Chaukhtagyi Paya. We’ve scheduled a late afternoon visit to most revered and most famous landmark, one of the World’s wonder ” Shwedagon Pagoda ” at dusk, as the Sun begins to fall over the City. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
After breakfast, visit to some of the sites left from the first day. Highlights include, Gabar Aye Pagoda (world peace Pagoda), Abaya Labha Muni Buddha Image, carved from(500)tons marble rock. Then proceed to Yangon International airport, to fly to Sittwe. Arrive Sittwe and transfer to jetty to embark on a private boat to go to Mrauk-U. Arrive Mrauk-U in the evening and check-in at hotel.
After breakfast, full day excursion in Mrauk U. Highlights include Shit Thoung Temple, built by King MinBar Gyi in AD1535.The next object of interest will be Htokekant Theim Temple, built by King Min Phalong in 1571 AD. Then to Antaw- Theim Temple, built by King Min Bar gyi. After lunch your afternoon sightseeing will begin from Koe-Thoung Phato Taw Gyi, built by King Min Teik Khar in AD1553.After that a visit to Mrauk-U Archaeological Museum. The Museum consists of five main exhibition rooms, such as stone inscription, Buddha images, art objects, glazed ware and ceramic exhibition and model of Mrauk-U ancient city exhibition room. Drive back to hotel after a visit to Museum.
After breakfast, day return trip to Wethali, just less than 10 km north of Mrauk-U are the remains as the Wethali or vesali. (Waithali in the local parlance), Kingdom. According to Rakhaing charonicles, Wethali was founded in(327) AD by King Mahataing Chandra. Archaeologists believe that tins Kingdom lasted until the 8th century. Other object of interest will by Magamuni Paya. This was the original site for Mandalay’s famous Mahamuni Buddha.
After breakfast, transfer to jetty; embark on a private boat to Sail back to Sittwe. Picnic lunch on the boat. Arrive Sittwe in the afternoon, transfer to hotel. Afternoon, light excursion around Sittwe City. A visit to view Point. Overnight at one of the hotel in Sittwe.
After breakfast, drive to the main market to mingle with the locals and to see what the locals are produces in Sittwe. Then drive back to hotel, pack your belongings, take Shower and drive to Sittwe Airport for your afternoon flight, to fly back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon International Airport, transfer to hotel overnight at one of the hotel in Yangon.
Breakfast at hotel. This morning is devoted exclusively to shopping in the vast and sprawling Scott Market, today known as Bogyoke Aung San Market. The market is filled with Myanmar Souvenirs, from lacquer ware to gems and jewelry (which are available at extremely discounted prices). Evening stroll along the China Town area and experience firsthand its rustic market. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and leisure till the flight time. Then transfer to the airport for the departure flight with full of memorized experiences.