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Yangon Beach or islets? Hello, I travel to Yangon next weekend and am looking for a beach or a near isle for a few pictures. Yangon Beach or islets? Yangon's secluded sandy beach is Ngwe Saung or Pathein, but it needs a little bit of driving to get there. Probably, take a plane to Ngapali beach is much better.
Yangon Beach or islets? Yangon Beach or islets? It' going to be raining when you get to the beach. For me Ngwe Saung Beach, it' s the best place for it. Chaung Tha and Ngwe Saung, both are equally far from Yangon. Yangon Beach or islets? Is there a good beach near Bagan/Mandalay?
Yangon Beach or islets? Ngwe Shaung beach is my favourite, this beach is broad and clear, there are also very beautiful fishing villages and some small island to do. Yangon Beach or islets? The beach of Ngapali is only 50 minutes away from Yangon or Bagan, the best developped beach in Myanmar! Yangon Beach or islets?
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Myanmar Highlights + Ngapali Beach Extension by Explore
Burma Highlights + Ngapali Beach Extension Tours start and end in Rangoon (Yangon). Burma Highlights + Ngapali Beach Extension is an active and outdoor trip that lasts 17 nights and will take you through Rangoon (Yangon), Togo and other Togolese cities. Burma (Myanmar) has been an exiting and adventure traveler' s paradise for many years.
During this trip we marvel at the golden crusted Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon and drive past swimming pools and stilted towns on Lake Inle and explore the wide tempe levels of Bagan. We' ll take a ferry on the Irrawaddy River and head to the legendary town of Mandalay, from where we'll cross the legendary U-leg trek across the famous tea tree viaduct in near Amarapura.
Arrival in Rangoon and check-in at our hotels. Today's tour will take us on feet and by coach to the main attractions of Rangoon, beginning with the glorious Shwedagon Pagoda - the most venerated Buddhist sanctuary in the world. Indeed, Burma's years of insulation have meant that Rangoon has preserved the greatest number of settlement colonies in Southeast Asia.
They are pious Buddhists living in humble wooden homes and braided bamboos that stand on stilt stands above the Waters. Indigenous fisherman are known for their unmistakable rudder technique, where they stand on one foot at the tail of their boats and wrap the other foot around the rudder.
Spending quality hours in these villages, we go to their garages to admire their talent for silks and wool making, as well as producing papers and argent. In the course of the afternoon we will also be visiting a small fair. Here we will see a group of about 1,000 stupa of different size, dating from the seventeenth to eighteenth century.
There is an option of an outing to one of Burma's first vineyards or a local village where you can try a local massages. Today we are enjoying a colorful ride by rail among the local people to the city of Aung Ban. Though it is supposed to take two hour, a relaxing schedule and common lateness sometimes make the trip take longer, but all this is part of the adventure and the breathtaking landscape we pass through.
After we have left the Shan Mountains behind us, we set off on an interesting country trip to Mandalay and make our own copy of Kipling's famed trip to the gate to the north. In some places the state of the street can be bad, so that we reckon on a driving time of altogether approx. 9 h.
The last imperial capitol of the Myanmar Empire, Mandalay is regarded as the most historic and richest cultural area of Burma. It is our task to discover its wealth y and beauty, much of which is present in complicated and skilful craft. We' ll start the morning by visiting Mandalay. Nowadays we see the biggest one in the whole word in the Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the whole Buddhistic script is written on 729 plates of marmor.
ahamuni Paya is the most sacred sanctuary in the town, where we can experience how the locals show their respect by covering an old Buddha picture with goldfil. In the afternoon we take a brief and enjoyable cruise upstream to Mingun - the site of the world's biggest pit stop, if King Bodawpaya hadn't been killed and all further work was stopped in 1819.
Remaining is the huge nucleus of a brickwork pit that was drastically divided by an 1838 quake and rises 50 meters above the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) Flu. The 90-ton heavy cupola is housed in a near-by sanctuary. It was poured into the completed podium, which is now regarded as the biggest non-cracked cupola in the canal.
After sunset over the nearby mountains, we make the seven miles long way back down the stream. After returning to Mandalay we have the possibility to stroll through the nightly fishmarket, a vibrant centre of activities near the footbridge and a charming excursion destination.
We leave four mile south-west of Mandalay to the old city of Inwa (Ava), which had the longest smelt of all king towns between the fifteenth and nineteenth ct. We will be visited by horse-drawn carriage on rough country lanes. In the afternoon after dinner in a nearby restauarant (not included) we go to Amarapura.
Only seven leagues from Mandalay this was Burma's second to last kingly capitol from 1783 to 1863. The trips, which take place from October to April, are planning to take the Mandalay Port to Bagan expressed ferry from there. Between May and September and sometimes in April the waters are too low for this cruise, so we have to go to Bagan.
Arriving in Bagan in the early afternoon by ferry, we can look forward to a few nights to explore this impressive place. Many of our clients have reported that their photographs do not do full justice to the splendour and size of Bagan as an outstanding feature of the city.
Undoubtedly one of the most important archeological marvels in the whole wide open space, littered with virtually thousand of 1,000-year-old shrines and stupa. Bagan was the capitol of the kingdom of Pagan from the ninth to the thirteenth century - a forerunner of Burma today. You can see its greatness when you consider that there are more churches, Stupa and Pagoda on this level of Manhattan than there are mediaeval churches in Europe.
Today, before we visit the temple, we stop in the town of Phya Saw to get an impression of the old ways of living, which have not really been altered over the years. We' ll probably work with the locals when they do their day-to-day work - manually milling wool weaves, milling groundnut seed oils with steers and taking care of various villagers.
We continue to the Bagan sanctuaries, from which we can select so many that we want to see some of the most icons and unmistakable. Among them are Shwezigon - a prototypical of the later Burma stupa; Wetkyi-in-Gubyaukgyi - a cavern with some interesting frescos from the thirteenth and the Ananda Pagoda - one of the most beautiful, biggest and best conserved in Old Bagan.
We' ll probably also be visiting Ananda ok Kyaung - a former convent with spectecular murals from the 18. c... Traveling further and further, amidst a seemingly endless number of shrines and stupas, it' s hard to see why Bagan is known as "The City of the Four Million Pagodas".
Hopefully, we will end our days with an unforgettable sundown from the top of one of the temple terraces. Take an elective cycling tour around the remains, take a ship on a sundown or just discover more of the churches in your own spare second. You can also take an option to Mount Popa, about 30 leagues from Bagan.
This is the Nats' home and as such, Burma's superstitions recommend that you do not dress in either color reds, blacks or greens for the anxiety of insulting the Nats. The journey also involves a tour of one of the many Tamoddy growers to see how Tamoddy Palace juices and sugars are made.
Tonight we are leaving the Bagan temple and pagoda behind us and flying to Thandwe. The guide will accompany the group back to Rangoon so that the beach can be extended unaccompanied. You will be picked up from the international airports and transferred to your accommodation on Ngapali Beach. It is a free and perhaps the perfect way to enjoy it, just resting on the pristine sandy beach with views of the Bengal Gulf's clear water.
When you can get away from the beach, the near fishermen town is a great place to experience live on the spot, bikes can be rented on the spot and are a great way to discover it. If you leave the beach behind you, you will be returning to Rangoon by air. The Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott's Market, is open for souvenirs or gifts (Mondays close, full moon and holidays) or exploring the many outdoor fairs in the centre of the town.
Maybe another trip to Shwedagon Pagoda would be the perfect way to end your Burma experience. The trip ends after breakfasts. None of the Rangoon (Yangon) connections are covered by this fare. It is always recommended to come 1 full working days before departure. This Burma Highlights + Ngapali Beach Extension Tours does not include tourist information.
An advance of 219 EUR is necessary to validate this itinerary. Burma Highlights + Ngapali Beach Extension Tours require that you have appropriate and effective cover for your trip for health and accident coverage, which includes return transportation and rescue services. The Burma Highlights + Ngapali Beach Extension Tours are the sole responsability of each traveler, as visas differ by nationalities.
As part of this route, we suggest that you contact your respective embassy in the country you are traveling to. There are no extra charges for these Burma Highlights + Ngapali Beach Extensions. Cancellations can be made up to 60 nights before arrival and the full amount will not be refunded.