Myanmar ClassicBurma Classic
Salt whole snakeshead is boiled in an oil-based sauce, which is added as a starter and cilantro.
Salt whole snakeshead is boiled in an oil-based sauce, which is added as a starter and cilantro. Since it has only a medium sized bones and is easily removed, you will have no trouble eating it. During the Buddhist Lenten season from full Monday July to October, this is usually a veggie-servers.
Ground peanuts roasted together with spicy chilli is a beautiful mixture of shinachiku and coir cream cheese topping. I would like to present long roasted beans and prawns as a side dish. Now. If you don't like greasy curries, try them with it.
With the Myanmar Classic Tour you won't miss any important sights. The 9-day programme takes you to the magical archaeological site of the Bagan Temples, but also to Mandalay, the country's main religion, the tranquil Lake Inle and Yangon with its old settlement of colonies, Myanmar's largest economic town.
Transfers to the hotels and it' s resting period until midday. An introductory excursion starts in the afternoons to familiarize yourself with Yangon. Until 2005, Yangon was Myanmar's most important economic area. Shwedagon Padoga, the largest and most revered pagoda in the land with its 100 metre high stupa, is Yangon's most celebrated monuments.
It will take you to the Sule Pagoda in the centre of the town, Mahabandoola Park and its obelisks to commemorate the sovereignty of the land in 1948. You' re going on to China Town and the Native American quarter. The Konzedan Fair, the colourful spice fair in the districts of India, can be visited if you have the necessary amount of tim.
The Yangon is still a nice town with its park and two large ponds, the Inya and Kandawgyi reservoir. You' ll take a brief stroll on the timber footbridge along the shore of the shwedagon from where you have a breathtaking panoramic look at the Shwedagon side, but also at the regal ship on the shore of the caravel.
The Kyauk Hta Gyi is known for its imposing lying Buddha. Finish the trip at Shwedagon Lagoon for a one-of-a-kind adventure to explore Myanmar's most revered place of worship. In the early hours we will depart for Bagan; you will be transferred to Yangon International Airfield for your flights. Come to Bagan and begin your trip by exploring the bustling and colourful village of Nyaung Oo, the small city in the archaeological site of Bagan.
One of the archaeological and culturally important places in Southeast Asia with the temple of Angkor Wat, Pagan is probably the most important culturally important place in Myanmar. The majority of monasteries were erected in the eleventh and thirteenth century under King Anawratha when he took the seat of the king in 1044.
Your tour will take you along the many pagodas to some of them of particular importance. It was finished during the rule of Kyanzittha (1084-1113). Htilominlo Pahto was erected by Nandaungmya at the beginning of his regency from 1211 to 1230 to remember his election as he was crowned by five princes of the emperor.
Htilominlo is a large three-storeyed, low level brickwork citadel. Probably it was build by King Narathu between 1167 and 1170. However, some ascribed it to Narathu's dad and forerunner, Sithu I, who also constructed Thatbyinnyu. Like the Greek cross of the former Ananda Pahto, the Dhammayangyi is a very large, quadratic, one-storeyed pyramid with six huge, rising external patios.
This masonry is fine, maybe it's the best in Bagan. This surgery building, called after Upali, a well-known friar, was constructed in the middle of the 13th c... This is the highlight and the end of the great building of the Bagan temples. It is the first and only church to have been constructed since the Dhammayazika in 1196 with a complete Jakata plaque in it.
It was donated by King Narathihapati (1255/6-1287), who later became known as Tayokpyemin. Shwezigon Paya is one of the most important places of worship in Bagan and Myanmar. Situated on the outskirts of the most important local city of Nyaung Oo, it was used as a model for many later stupa that were constructed throughout Myanmar.
Many of Myanmar's people come to their feast during the Myanmar calendar of Nadaw (November/December). Shwezigon was also the first of the pagodas to allow "nat" pictures (pre-Buddhist ghosts who had the capacity to do good or evil) within its fortifications. His early creator, King Anawrahta (1044-1077), who in the mid-11th centuries transformed into Theravada Buddhism, had a deep impact on Bagan's spiritual and cultured lives and was the first of the great constructors of Bagan.
Constructed by His Majesty Kings Alaungsithu in the mid12th centuary, it stands out from older churches because of its size. Gawdawpalin was founded by Narapatisithu after the Sulamani Empire was constructed in the eleventh world war. However, the emperor has not finished the work. He was complemented by his grandson Htilominlo with a shared organization of the Sulamanitempple.
Gavdawpalin is considered one of the biggest of Bagan's castles. It is a two-storey building in a later period of time. The Thara Barabartor, the principal gateway to the eastern walls, is the only building preserved from the old town, which was erected by King Pyinbya in 849. Today you will be visiting one of Myanmar's most interesting sights, the mythic mountain Popa, 50 kilometres from Bagan.
Then, after dinner, we' ll be back in Bagan and take a look at a paintshop. Also known for its delicate lacquerwork traditions. Transfer to Bagan International Airfield this mornin' and flights to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay International after 40 min. by plane. Heading to Mandalay, stop in Amarapura, one of the old capitals of the Burmese kingdom from 1783 to 1841.
The Amarapura is known for its factories, where the best solgyies, silks, but also woodcarvings, bronzes are made. The Mahagandayon Monastery, one of Burma's largest cloisters, was established in 1914. Dependent on your arriving in Mandalay, help the hundred nuns have their lunches at 10:30am.
Proceed to the famed U Bein Bridge over Taungthaman Sea for a stop. Mandalay, the second biggest town, is regarded as the culture of Myanmar. Established in 1857 by King Mindom, Mandalay succeeded Amarapura as its capitol a year later. It has a great historic importance with monuments such as the Royal Palace, the Mahamuni Passover, but also known for its crafts such as timber, marbles, bronze carvings or the manufacture of puppets.
Mandalay has developed into an economical trading center with easy accessibility on the Irrawaddy and near China. Later in the day you will be able to see some of the city's great sights. It is one of the most important pagods with Shwedagon shaped and Kyaiktiyo built by King Bodawpaya in 1794.
Mahamuni Buddha is in the middle of the sanctuary, and over the years the ancient people of Mahamuni have been covering it with goldfoil, making it hard to see some parts of the skull. Mandalay is also home to the Royal Palazzo. The church was erected in 1897 by King Mindom.
Located in the center of Mandalay on an area of 4 km2, it witnesses the last years of the Burmese kingdom. During the Second World War, the building was burned down and reconstructed using state-of-the-art materials instead of the original teak timber.
The Kuthodaw Paya contains what is often referred to as the biggest books in the atlas. This is a large bricked-in ensemble erected by King Mindon. At the end of the afternoon Mandalay Hill provides a magnificent panorama of the town, Irrawaddy, Mingun and the pagoda-covered hill of Sagaing. Mingun is discovered this mornings on the west shore of the Ayeyarwaddy at about 7 leagues from Mandalay.
Viewable from the Irrawaddy River, the Mantara Gyi is the largest of its kind in the whole wide open space and was initially intended to be 150 metres high. It' possible to go up to the top and admire a beautiful panorama over the Irrawaddy and Mandalay. Finish your trip at the imposing Hsinbyume Wooden Lounge which King Bagyidaw, a grandchild of Bodawpaya, erected in 1816 in remembrance of his favourite one.
Its extraordinary architectural style is the Sulamani Pagoda on the mythic Meru Mountain, the center of the Buddhist-Hindu world. Returns to Mandalay and visits to some handicraft businesses. Ava, also known as Inwa, is on the edge of Mandalay after noon. Horsedrawn carriage rides take you to Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery, also known as Ok Kyaung (Brick Monastery), one of the most beautiful examples of Myanmar architectural style during the Konbaung period (19th century).
You' ll also see the 30 metre high Nan Myint watchtower, constructed in 1822. Afterwards you will resume your stay in the town. Situated on the opposite shore of the Ayeyarwady riverbank, 20 km south-west of Mandalay, with its many buddhistic abbeys, it is an important centre of religion and cloisters.
Soon, the Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda on the highest mountain of the village of Sagaing will offer a panorama views of the Irrawaddy, the Inwa River and Mandalay in the distant future. Caunghmudaw Pagoda with a giant cupola is 46 metres (151 feet) high in the form of a perfectly hemispherical structure and was erected to remember Inwa's founding as Myanmar's imperial city.
At the foot of the podium there are 1.5 metre high columns of stones. Return to Mandalay in the evening. In the mornings you will be transferred to Mandalay International Airport for your trip to Heho, the gate to Lake Inle in the Shan Plateau. Upon your arrivals, 45 minute car ride to Nyaung Shwe, a small town on the shores of Lake Inle.
Prior to taking your cruise, you' ll be visiting Shwe Yan Pyay Kyaung's intriguing timber convent, constructed in the early 1900s. Proceed with your trip by ferry and have a break for a meal on the pond. Later in the day, you will explore the enchanting ambience of the 22 km long and 11 km broad shan lakes of Inya.
Intha' s number of my "sons of the lake" is valued at 100,000. Fishermen have made a name for themselves with their special way of rowing, one foot at the tail and the other one for rowing. The Phaung Daw Oo pit. It is the most popular of the pagodas on the shores of the river with 5 Buddha sculptures covered in golden strata.
Phaung Daw Oo is the climax of Inle lake during the full lunar month festivals of Thadingyut in September-October. The Buddha sculptures solemnly processe dragon boats across the sea from one town to another to banish wicked people. Continuation to Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, also known as the Nga Hpe Chaung "Jumping Cat Monastery".
Later in the afternoons, you will be transferred to your accommodation and checked in. Along the way you will be visiting a small village fair or a 5 day revolving one. Proceed with your stay in the Temple of Indeine area. Returning to the guesthouse, you will stop at some of the studios that make the area renowned for the diversity and excellence of its handicrafts, wovens, silversmiths and cigar-making.
Back to the guesthouse in the evening. Today we will take you to Nyaung Shwe by your own personal ferry and drive to Heho International Heho on. It will take about an hour and a half to complete the entire transport. Upon your arrivals you will be transferred to your hotels check-in. Later in the day, you' ll be visiting the Bogyoke or Scott Markets (closed on Mondays and holidays), 1926 by City Commissioner Gavin Scott.
Late in the afternoons you will go to Bothataung Mountain Range. Originally an antique sideboard was damaged in World war II. This is the only podium where you go through a spiral shaped passageway into the inner part of the top of the tower and see the reliquary inside. Proceed with your trip by driving past the moorings of the Yangon and observing the activity of goods being loaded and unloaded on freighters.
Later in the day, if you have the chance, take a stroll in the Chinese city on the night stall between the Lhata and Lanmadaw roads and visit this colourful and vibrant fair with a wide range of stands. Free shuttle to and from the apartment, cost from $2230 per passenger for double use.