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We' re planing to come to Bangkok in November. Are you familiar with a good agency that can organize an 8-day trip through Myanmar? You have a good name in the Thailand-Forum and also offer individual tours. Slavomi -- have a look at the Myanmar Travelling Boards - there you will find all the information you need.
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BANGKOK STOPOVER - MYANMAR TOUR
After your arriving at Bangkok Internacional Bangkok Airports, a Asiana Travel tour leader will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Accommodation in a Bangkok based motel. Return to Bangkok for dinner and from here take a brief stroll to the Grand Palace, which hosts a number of tourist sites, such as Wat Phra Keow (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) (open only until 3.30 pm; humble dress scheme without trunks or flip-flops), visiting the enigmatic Emerald Buddha, the most venerated Buddha picture in Thailand.
Accommodation in your lodgings. You will be free until departure after your morning meal at the lodge and transferred to the international airports to continue your journey to Yangon. On your Arrive at Yangon International Airports. Yangon begins in the afternoons with the over 2000 year old Sule Pagoda, Mahabandoola Park with its Independence Monument and a stroll through the city centre.
Then, head to the Mawtin Jetty and take a rickshaw for a brief tour along the Yangon River. Accommodation in Yangon. Upon your arrivals, head to Nyaung Shwe, a northern Inle Lake city. Then you will make an outing to Inle Lake (25 km), known for its singular one-legged oarsmen, characteristic swimming pools, traditional fish and villager lifestyle, and the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda with five holy and almost formless Buddha pictures distorted by the amount of laid goldenleaves.
After lunch we drive to the Phaw Khon weavers' settlement and see Nga Phe Chaung (the largest and oldest convent on Lake Inle). Accommodation in Inle Lake. Mornings you will attend one of the colourful local marketplaces around Inle Lake. In Inle Lake, the local supermarkets are not commonplace.
Take a ferry to Indein (approx. 01 hours by car ) to see the old Bagan + Shan period Bagan and Shan styles marvelous landscapes with high grass and small stairs. Accommodation in Inle Lake. At the end of your stay you will travel to Nyaung Shwe and see the over 150 year old Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery.
The Shwe Yan Pyay Pagoda right next to the convent should not be overlooked. Then, go to Heho and take a plane to Mandalay. Up to Mandalay Hill, a viewpoint with a panorama of the town. In Myanmar a popular Myanmar tune said: "If you want to stay long, you have to go to Mandalay Hill".
Accommodation in Mandalay. In the early hours driving to Sagaing, 21 km south-west of Mandalay. Kaunghmudaw, a huge dome-shaped pit and after a brief stop at the silversmith's shop go to Sagaing Hills, a spiritual retreat for Buddhists with many pagodas, convents and convent cloisters. After lunch we continue to Amarapura, the "City of the Immortals".
Most of the important wood buildings and convents were demolished as usual and moved to the new capitol Mandalay. Along the way you will be visiting the Bagayar Convent, where various Buddha pictures from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries can be seen. They can also go to a libary where they kept the old palm-leaf notebooks on which Buddha writings were inscribed.
You can also go to a handloom home where they make silks and cottons. Accommodation in Mandalay. The Settawya and Buddha footprints pagodas, the giant Mingun bell, the near-by incomplete Mingun pagodas, the largest pagod in the whole wide range, and the Hsinbyume pagodas, a replica of the Meru mythology mountain.
Accommodation in Bagan. A full days visit to Bagan with a wide variety of the most important Pagoda and Pagoda Sites, such as the Shwezigon Pagoda, which King Anawrahta erected as a sacred sanctuary in the early eleventh cent; the Gu Byauk Gyi Tempel, a Pagoda Sanctuary with splendid mural paintings of Jataka szenes; the Pagoda Pagoda Sanctuary;
Ananda Temple, with four giant Buddha statues and many sitting statues in recesses around the gallery's interiors and the Shwe Gu Gyi Temple, known for its delicate stuccoes and panorama view of the many local monument. Mya Thitsa workshop in the afternoons to see the different phases of paint manufacturing.
It is astonishing to see 50 painters using many different techniques, and this tradition of lacquerware production is chronicled 170 years ago.... and to carry on the visit to Bagan, which includes the Manuha temple in the Mon of 1059; the Nanphaya temple, which was once the home of King Manuha and the Gu Byauk Gyi temple (Myinkabar), which contains very beautiful frescos.
Savour the sundown over the terrace of the Shwesandaw Pagoda. Accommodation in Bagan. Transfers after breakfasts to the Yangon International Airfield for the flights. After lunch we start with the Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda (a giant lying Buddha), the Karaweik Hall, a Royal Boat trip on Royal Lake for a snap. Later in the evening you will be visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda described by Somerset Maugham: "The Shwedagon stood up splendidly, glittering with its golden, like a glittering sparkle against the mist and fumes of the blossoming town in the shadow of the mysterious nocturne.
Walk through this beautiful building and its patios, stupas, bell, temple and Buddha pictures and see people from all parts of the world, both worshippers and the world. Savour the sundown over the pagoda. Accommodation in Yangon. The City Circle Train takes you through the countryside in the mornings and stops at a number of train stops for smoke vendors, diviners and more... then resume your visit to Yangon: the glorious National Museum, which includes the gem-set King's insignia and the lion enthrone of King Mindon and King Thibaw, the last remaining monarchs of the Kingdom of Myanmar.
After lunch you have enough free day to stroll around the spacious Bogyoke Market through stunning neighbourhoods. Accommodation in Yangon. You can shop at your own pace after having your breakfasts at the airport until the shuttle to Yangon International Airport for your depart.