2 Days to Amazing Golden Rock - 2 days / 1 night
2 days Myanmar highlights tour from Yangon to ancient capital Bago and the pilgrimage site of the Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda). Here on this tour, you will see the many religious sites of Myanmar, ways of life of the people. Getting a chance to feel the panoramic view from the famous Golden Rock Pagoda Hill, visit to the many famous pagodas in that region and handicraft village, meet with local people will give you an experience you’ll surely love.
Remark: This tour is just an example and can be customized to your preferences.
Day 1Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock
Early morning, drive to Bago (84 Km, 1½ hour). En route visit a tree shrine dedicated to legendary animist spirits known as ‘nats’. Then visit the impressive and moving Allied War Graves cemetery near Htauk Kyant, the last resting place of over 6300 Allied soldiers and home to a memorial to 27,000 more. A stop is made in the handicraft village that produces woven bamboo wares. Continue to Kin Pun (110 km, 3½ hours) where you start in the trucks and on foot for Kyaikhtiyo (the ‘Golden Rock’). On arrival, walk over a large platform to the Golden Rock and watch the beauty at this important pilgrimage site. Usually the place is lively with many people coming to spend precious moments here.
Overnight stay in Golden Rock.
The road from the base camp up to the Golden Rock has to be done by special dedicated trucks. You are not allowed to drive up there with your own vehicle. These open trucks are equipped with narrow benches on the back.
During the raining season, the platform around the Pagoda can be slippery due to rain or mist.
It is advisable to carry a torch light as there are frequent power cuts.
You are advised to only carry a light duffle bag or hand carry as your big luggage will stay in the car/bus at the base camp.
The Golden Rock Pagoda does regular gilding in a three year cycle. During this time, the rock will be covered in bamboo scaffolding. Prior notice and exact schedule may not be given.
Day 2Golden Rock - Yangon
Drive to Kin Pun where you start in the trucks and on foot for Kyaiktiyo (the ‘Golden Rock’).
Return to Yangon (194 km - 5 hours) with a stop in Bago. Here you visit the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old, and whose tip is even taller than that of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda. Continue to the 55-metre-long reclining Shwe Thalyaung Buddha image, one of the country's most revered objects. Visit the Maha Kalayani Sima (ordination hall) and Mahazedi (Great Stupa), offering panoramic views. Lastly, continue to Yangon, with a brief stop at Kyaik Pun Pagoda, famous for its four giant Buddha figures.
Overnight stay in Yangon.
- Accommodation in shared twin rooms with daily breakfast
- Sightseeing with English speaking station guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with driver
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