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Yangon – Golden Rock – Hpa – An – Yangon (4 Days)
Yangon – Golden Rock – Hpa – An – Yangon
04 Days – 03 Nights
Day 1. Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock
This morning your guide and car will pick up from your hotel and we’ll take a journey by road to Kyaikhtiyo, the Golden Rock. On the way, we’ll stop in Htaukkyan Township to visit the Allied War Cemetery. This beautifully-landscaped, peaceful area is the final resting place for more than 27,000 Allied Soldiers who perished during the World War II campaign in Myanmar. Then, you will visit Bago, also known as Pegu, was the capital of the Mon Kingdom in the 15th century and is a town steeped in legend. The sites in Bago are spread out around the town and you’ll spend time exploring with your guide, learning about the history and myths of the city. Stops include the 55-metre long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha, the four seated Buddha at Kyaikpun and the old palace of Kambozathadi. The Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the most outstanding religious monument in Bago.
Arrive at Kyaikhtiyo base camp (approximately 5 hrs). Travel by local, open-air truck along a winding road (1 hour) where you be dropped off at bus station. After a few minutes walking, reach the Golden Rock. A huge boulder covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff, Golden Rock is one of Myanmar’s main pilgrimage sites. The pagoda here is said to hold a hair of the Buddha and Buddhists from across the country come here to pay homage.
Overnight near Golden Rock.
Day 2. Golden Rock – Hpa – An
After morning breakfast, you will watch the sunrise on the top of Golden Rock pagoda. In the late morning, you will down to the base camp and drive to Hpa An. Then, start your scenic drive to Hpa An. On the way you will have a chance to visit several fascinating sites. You will arrive at Hpa – An in the evening. Stay overnight at hotel in Hpa – An.
Day 3. Hpa – An Sightseeing
After morning breakfast, you will visit to Hpa-an’s vibrant morning market is good for a wander and a chat with the locals. Your next stop will be Kadoe Kawnat village where you will visit Kawnat Monastery. This magnificent monastery with beautiful woodcarving was built a century ago by a villager named U Nar Ouat, who was famed in those days for his wealth and generosity. It was because of his donation that this religious site was built nearby his village. Then, you will visit Kyauk Kalat, a pagoda which is built on layers of natural rock formations. Flanked by a Lake, the scenery guarantees a great photo opportunity. Proceed to the foot hill of the 722 m high Mt. Zwe Kabin. This sacred mountain has several thousand identical Buddha statues lined up at its base.
After lunch, continue your sightseeing with a visit to Kaw Gun Cave also known as the ‘Cave of the Ten Thousand Buddhas’. As you walk through the cave, you will see more than 2000 votive tablets of Lord Buddha and Mon inscriptions. One inscription is so ancient that, to this day, no scholar has been able to interpret it. You’ll then check-in to your Hpa An hotel and take a stroll through this charming town. Then, you will drive to south east of Hpa An you can find the stunning Sadan Cave, which opens into a gigantic cavern filled with Buddhas and pagodas and can be walked all the way through to the other side, under the mountain. It is truly impressive, and returning you can take a small wooden ferry back under the mountain
Overnight in Hpa An.
Day 4. Hpa – An – Yangon
After morning breakfast, you will visit to Shwe Yin Myaw pagoda is situated at the eastern bank of Than Lwin River. It is also not far from center of the city. We can see status of giant fog and dragon on the pagoda. There is a viewing tower at the side of the river next to the pagoda. Then, you will drive back to the Yangon. You will arrive at Yangon in the evening.
***End of our services***
Our offer is inclusive of:
- 3 x Night at Excellent 3-star hotel with daily buffet breakfast
- Entrance & zone fees for mentioned sightseeing
- Open truck service up & down at Golden Rock pagoda
- Excellent & experienced English speaking guide
- Private air-con services along the trip
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Tour Price Validity from 01st May, 2018 to 30th September, 2018
Tour price per person based on 2 pax = 423 US$