3 Days to World Heritage Site PYAY - 3 days / 2 nights
The 3 Days UNESCO World Heritage Tour will provide you an unique visit to Myanmar ancient civilization. In this tour, highlights are visit to many ancient pagodas, including the famous Shwesandaw Pagoda, fresh Night Market, the ancient stupas of the Sri Ksetra kingdom, Archaeological Museum, Akaut Taung and the ways of life of the people that will feel you simple life is peaceful than modern life.
Remark: This tour is just an example and can be customized to your preferences.
Day 1Yangon – Pyay (By Car)
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.
Day 2Pyay – Akaut Taung
Early morning, drive to the outskirts of Pyay and cross the new bridge to HTONE BO VILLAGE and continue by local boat to AKAUT TAUNG to see Buddha images carved into rocks overlooking the Ayeyarwaddy River. Hundreds of niches in the cliff face are filled with Buddha images of all shapes and sizes – many of them have been carved out of the rock face. See villages and typical rural life as well. Continue visit to a famous pagoda ShweBonTha Muni, it will be a great view of Ayeyarwaddy River and Pyay. Then return back to Pyay.
In the afternoon, drive out of Pyay to admire the ancient stupas of the SRI KSETRA kingdom, BO BO GYI PAGODA, PAYAGYI PAGODA, BE`BE`PAGODA, LAY MYATNAR PAGODA, EAST ZAYGYU, WEST ZAYGYU and PALACE WALL and visit the tiny ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM at the Hmawzar Village, which houses artifacts unearthed in Sri Ksetra.
Overnight stay in Pyay.
Day 3Pyay – Yangon
Breakfast at hotel. Return back to 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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