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Burma Highlights Tour - 11 nights
After your flight you will be collected and brought to your accommodation to enjoy your stay. Evening meal is at the Karaweik Palace Restaurant while the traditional dances of Myanmar are observed. It is possible to see Shwe Taw Myat Zedi (Buddha's Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda), Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda), which was constructed in memory of the 1954-56 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangon Township, 6th Buddhist Synod.
Then to Mahapasana Guha: "Big Cave", constructed near the Kaba Aye Pagoda. Dinner at the local lunchroom. The pagoda is 230 feet (70 m) long in the quietness position, the model picture was made in 1907 and Shwedagon Pagoda: a glittering golden pagoda towers above the town with 326 charges.
The breakfast is serviced in the hotels, then you will be taken to the airport of Yangon and fly to Bagan. After arriving in Bagan you drive to the lodge and make a sight-seeing trip, beginning with the bustling town' s markets and going on to visit the main couples and monasteries such as the Shwezigon Pagoda, which King Anawrahta constructed in the early eleventh cen-ter.
Then you will see frescos from the thirteenth century decorating the passages of the Kyansittha tomb "cave" and on to Gubyaukgyi (Wetkyi in the village), another "cave temple" with delicate frescos of the "Jataka stories". The next stop is the Htilominlo Pagoda, the last Bamar-tempple in Bagan, with old mural paintings and frieseses. Dinner at the restaurant.
After lunch we head to the Annada-Tempel, a white-washed mon-architectural treasure with four Buddhas and the adjoining brickwork convent from the early Bagan period with well-preserved mural paintings. Can be photographed while you stop at the highest 61-meter sanctuary - Thatbinnyu temple, known as the "Temple of Omniscience", which dates from 1144.
Next is the Mingalazediagoda, the last of the great pagodas of the thirteenth century, the culmination of Bamaragodia. Accommodation in Bagan. The breakfast is serviced in the guesthouse. First, we go to the Gubyaukgyi Temple and admire the delicate stucco. On to Nanbaya Temple, which is said to have been Manuha's palace and was constructed in Mon tradition with elaborate woodcarvings.
You can also see the four Buddha pictures in the Manuha Pagoda and later stop at Myazedi Stora to see Myanmar's "Rosetta Stone" with four language epigraphs. The lunch is taken in the restaurant. Later in the day, you will be visiting the lacquerware plant to see the most renowned of Bagan arts and crafts you will see the Abeyadana temple with frescos depicting bodhisattvas and the deities of India's theology.
Proceed to Damayangyi-Tempel, a solid looking 1170 building known for its mortar-free masonry. Next you can go to the Sulamani Pagoda, one of Bagan's large two-storey Bamar sanctuaries with 4-seater Buddha pictures. Accommodation in Bagan. The breakfast is then transferred to Bagan airport for a plane to Mandalay.
In the mornings you can see the time-honoured Mahamuni Pagoda, old crafts, woodcarvings, marble work, and on to the Mahagandayon Monastery (Buddhist University) and silks and cottons. The Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest pagoda of Buddhist writing stones, the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, a large Buddha picture made from a simple piece of marmor, and Mandalay Hill, a viewpoint for a panorama of the town.
Return to the motel and spend your free time. We serve our breakfasts in the hotels. Then we can make an trip to Amarapura, an old Myanmar capitol, where we can see the lives of over 1000 Mahagandayon friars. Afterwards we will go to Sagaing, crossing the Inwa bridge, see the hill tops, each decorated with a panorama, the signs announcing Buddha's teachings, the shelter from all evils and afflictions, where there are over 600 convents for religious and monastic study and media.
Visiting Sagaing Hill, Padamyazedi, U mind Thonze or thirty caverns pit has many Buddha pictures in a crescent-shaped column. Wall murals can be seen in the Tilawkaguru cavern shrine, which was erected around 1672. Soon, in 1312, the Oo Pon Nya Shin pit was build near by. Reception at the motel.
Transfers to Mandalay airport for a plane to Heho. After arriving in Heho you will be transferred to Kalaw (50 km - 1 hours), an interesting ride into the mountains and over the Shan Plateau, through hilly ice ridges. The Myin Ma Hti is known for its 200 meter long caves. Go back to your lodgings.
Reception at the motel. Today mornings ( (64 km - 2 hours) across the Shan Plateau to Nyaungshwe, where we take our own boats to our Inle Lake resort. Then you' ll go to Nyaung Shwe and go to the motel. It is one of the most beautiful cruises on Lake Inle.
People are enchanted by the beautiful sunsets over Lake Inle. Evening meal and night at Inle Lake. Reception at the motel. Inle Lake is a photographer's paradise, its tranquil waterways are littered with swimming flora and angling boats, with picturesque high mountains providing the ideal setting.
The Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most sacred place of worship in South Shan State. Overnight at Inle Lake. Reception at the motel. Transfers by ferry to Nyaung Shwe and on to Heho Airport. Departure for Yangon and return to the airport. The Bogyoke Market is open in the afternoons ( (closed on Mondays and holidays) to see the broad selection of arts and crafts in Myanmar.
Free-of-charge to the shuttle to the airport for your onward journey.