The Wonders of Yangon – Golden Rock – Thanlyin


5 Days / 4 Nights

Trip Description

Welcome from Yangon, this trip will be a long trip: In Yangon, we will visit the famous landmarks, must see pagoda and experience the rich culture of rich diversity of Yangon. A visit to Kyaikhtiyo pagoda will be the exciting one. We will witness the Golden Rock sitting on the age holy mountain well a breathtaking view!


Day 01: Arrival Yangon (L, D)

Arrive by either morning flight to Yangon International Airport. Our representative will welcome you then transfer to hotel for check in. And then first sightseeing visit to Botahtaung Pagoda, a famous landmark on Yangon’s waterfront where one can see Buddha’s hair relic, The Strand Jetty to witness the daily life of the local people and Yangon’s River that offers a remarkable atmosphere with spectacular colours and then visit to photo stop at the heart of Yangon such as Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandoola Park with Independence Monument, City Hall, High Court and many colonial style building and then visit to shopping at Bogyoke Aung San Market, also known as Scott Market. Inside the market you can find various kinds of local products, souvenir and traditional clothes.
Evening visit to the 2,500 years old magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda sheathed in 11 tons of pure gold and 4,350 diamonds weighing 1800 carats! At sunset, the Shwedagon offers visitor a spectacular show of lights and shadows.
Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.

Day 02: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (B, L, D ) (By open truck/ by coach)

Arrive breakfast we will proceed to Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) about 160 km from Yangon, stands on a gilded boulder precariously perched on the edge of a hill, located about 160 km from Yangon, Kyaikhtiyo is the domestic tourism centre. It stands on a gilded boulder precariously perched on the edge to the hill over 3615 feet above sea level. There are many legends about the Pagoda and Nat (Spirit Gods) shrines along the way from the base camp to the pagoda. There is also a popular belief that a person gains in wealth every time he climbs the hill. It is a test of one’s endurance and is very exhilarating once a person has reached the summit. Our coach has to stop at Kinpun Base camp. From there we have to use an open truck which is normally used for hilly track up to the golden rock.
Overnight at Hotel Kyaikhtiyo.

Day 03: Golden Rock – Bago -Yangon ( B, L, D ) (By open truck/ by coach)

After breakfast, return by coach to Yangon. En route visit at Bago, the ancient Mon Capital, 80 Kilometers northeast of Yangon. Sightseeing tour highlights include in Bago. Bago colorful market to observe the ways of life of local people, Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated pagodas in Myanmar, Kanbawzathardi Palaces, Shwethalyaung, the world’s most beautiful Reclining Buddha, Kyaikpun Pagoda, four huge Buddha Image sitting back to back and Chinese (Quan Yin) temple. Then drive back to Yangon and check in hotel releshing time.
Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 04: Yangon – Thanlyin ( B, L, D )

After breakfast at Hotel, our group sightseeing to Thanlyin (Syriam) and across the yangon river via Thanlyin Bridge built by Chinese engineers, an opportunity to see the countryside around Yangon. Visit to Ancient Portuguese Church (AD 1749 – 1750) and visit busy local market in thanlyin and then visit to Kyauktan Yele Pagoda (A floating Pagoda which is Pagoda on a small island in the middle of the river) is a popular pace of pilgrims. Then drive back to Yangon.
Evening visit to shopping mall ( Tawin Centre ) and China town an evening market selling various kind of food, fruits and products
Overnight at Hotel in Yangon

Day 05: Departure from Yangon ( B, L )

Breakfast at Hotel, we check out hotel then go to Yangon International airport for departure.