After early breakfast, highway drive (286 Km, 5 Hours) to PYAY (Prome), situated near the ancient capital of SRI KSETRA (Thayekhittaya), which flourished between 5th and 9th century and where extensive archaeological excavations have taken place. En-route stops at villages to learn the daily life of the people more closely. Also visit SHWEMYETHMAN PAGODA (which is home to a most unusual Buddha image – one who wears gold-rimmed spectacles) in SHWE TAUNG, a small town before and close to Pyay.
In the evening, visit SHWESANDAW PAGODA, which is similar in design to Shwezigon in Bagan, and is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage spots in Myanmar. An enormous seated Buddha figure rises up from the tree line adjacent to Shwesandaw which is called SAEHTUTGYI PAGODA.
If time permit, walk along the strand road on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. Then stroll through small and crowded night market selling varieties of fruits, vegetables and local snacks before returning to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Pyay.