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Mt 10

  1. 1. Yourlocalbooking.com YourLocalBuddy Head Office: 6 Truong Minh Hung, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam. Phone: (+84.510.2222 773) *** Tax Code: 4000.733.188 Branch: 2/6 Le Loi, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam. Phone: (+84.979.58.77.44) Email: sales@yourlocalbooking.com. Website: www.yourlocalbooking.com MT-10: 8 day Phaung DawOo Pagoda Festival + Major destinations combo Experience the Phaung daw Oo Pagoda Festival in the Inle Lake plus Yangon,Mandalay and Bagan. The Phaung Daw oo Festival is a spectacular Myanmar religious festival where you will observe the fantastic boat processions ,religious ceremonies and traditional boat racing. Furthermore you will also see hill tribes gathered for the festival and life on the lake. Coverage: Yangon , Heho ,Inle Lake ,Mandalay,Bagan ,Yangon
 Duration: 8-Days / 7-Nights
 Operational Period: Festival starts from 16 October 2012 to 2 November 2012 in Inle Lake.
 Departure Dates: 19 Oct 2012, 29 Oct 2012
 (These two departure dates are the best to experience the boat processions to the pagoda and traditional boat races) Brief Itinerary Day 1: Arrival Yangon Day 2: Yangon- Inle Lake (By flight) Day 3: Inle Lake (PhaungDawOo Pagoda Festival )* Day 4: Inle Lake-Mandalay (By Flight) Day 5: Mandalay-Mingun
 Day 6: Mandalay- Bagan (By Flight)
 Day 7: Bagan-Yangon(By Flight)
 Day 8: Departure Yangon
 Detailed Itinerary DAY 1 YANGON ARRIVAL 

  2. 2. Yourlocalbooking.com YourLocalBuddy Head Office: 6 Truong Minh Hung, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam. Phone: (+84.510.2222 773) *** Tax Code: 4000.733.188 Branch: 2/6 Le Loi, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam. Phone: (+84.979.58.77.44) Email: sales@yourlocalbooking.com. Website: www.yourlocalbooking.com On arrival at Yangon International Airport, you are welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel. After refreshment, you embark on a city tour including:
 
 (1) China Town noted for its fruit market, delicious street foods and old world atmosphere.
 
 (2) Downtown Yangon‟s Sule Pagoda, City Hall, Independence monument and old colonial buildings. 
 (3) A visit to the magnificent and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda, known for its religious significance and artisticbeauty.The massive bell-shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies,sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and an unforgettable place to begin your trip in the "GoldenLand". Welcome dinner and overnight at hotel in Yangon. Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
 Meal:Welcome Dinner DAY 2 YANGON – INLE LAKE (by air) After breakfast, depart hotel for early morning flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. Transfer by road to Inle Lake and travel to your hotel by long tail boat across the lake. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. 
 
 In the afternoon, the day‟s tour includes :
 
 (1) A boat excursion on InleLake, a delight to all with a camera ,its calm water dotted with floating vegetation on floating Islands and small fishing boats, to which scenic high hills provide the perfect back-drop. See the “Intha” (Lake- dwelling people) also known as the unique “Leg-Rowers” who use one leg to stand on the boat while the other leg is wrapped around an oar and rows. (2) You will continue on to Nga Phe Chaung; also known as the Jumping Cats Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries on the lake with ancient Buddha Statues dated over 200 years and amazing cats trained by the Buddhist monks.
 
 (3) Observe floating Gardens, with vegetables and flowers grown on them, and the lake way of life at „Kay La Village‟.
 
 (4) Visit PhaungDawOoPagoda,the holiest religious site in Southern Shan State which has five small Buddha Statues so heavily gilded with gold that the original buddha images are unrecognizable.
 
 (5) Observing the Lake Inle cottage industry workshops such as silk & lotus fabric weaving with wooden handlooms at “Inn-Paw- Kone”Village, traditional „mild-cigar –making‟ (cheroot Factory at “Se‟ Kaung Village” and tradional Silver and Gold Smith,paper umbrella –making at „Ywa-ma‟ Village.You will also see Padaung hill tribe ladies(ladies with 
elongated necks from wearing brass rings around their necks) in that village. Overnight at the hotel on Inle Lake. Accommodation:Hotel in Inle Lake
 Meals:Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
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 The day‟s excursion includes :
 
 (1) the highlight of the trip; the Phaung Daw Oo pagoda festival - Four Buddha Images out of five from Phaung-Daw-Oo Pagoda are carried on the royal barge and taken in a procession to the 14 villages on the Lake. The barge is towed by the boats of unique leg –rowing teams and hundreds of boats follow the procession. 
 
 (2) Enjoy the fair-like atmosphere with the locals participating in music and dance along with traditional leg- rowing boat racing. 
 
 (3) Lunch at local restaurant. Continue on to the weaving village of Inpawkhon and Ngaphekyaung Monastery - well known for its jumping cats and collections of Buddha images and altars. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake. Accommodation: Hotel in InLe Lake
 Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner. DAY 4 INLE LAKE – HEHO – MANDALAY (by air) After breakfast, we go to the airport at Heho for our flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, proceed to Mandalay and check in at hotel. After refreshment, your sightseeing tour of Mandalay begins including :
 

  4. 4. Yourlocalbooking.com YourLocalBuddy Head Office: 6 Truong Minh Hung, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam. Phone: (+84.510.2222 773) *** Tax Code: 4000.733.188 Branch: 2/6 Le Loi, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam. Phone: (+84.979.58.77.44) Email: sales@yourlocalbooking.com. Website: www.yourlocalbooking.com (1) Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world's largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Dhamma or Doctrine
 
 (2) Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings.
 
 (3) Enjoy a panoramic sunset of the city and the Ayeyawaddy River from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay. Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
 Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner DAY 5 MANDALAY - MINGUN 
 The day‟s tour includes :
 (1) a 45 minute private boat ride across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. Stop at Kywe Zoon on the way to the pier to watch the busy riverside activity. 
 
 (2) The unfinished but unfinished Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, a brick counterpart of the pyramids of Egypt and the Mingun Bell, 
the second largest ringing bell in the world. 
 
 (3) The Myatheintan Pagoda, a representation of the Buddhist universe.
 
 (4) Return to Mandalay and proceed on to Maha Muni Image - a bronze Buddha image said to be cast during the lifetime of Buddha himself. It is the holiest buddhist site in Upper Myanmar : a Buddha image of great beauty and witness the reverence and worship of the local people . 
 
 (5) Mandalay was the last royal capital of Myanmar and the centre for making traditional arts and crafts. You will visit gold leaf making work-place s and observe gold leaf being made by hand in the traditional way. As time permits you see more traditional industries such as bronze casting, wood carving, tapestry making, and stone carving. Accommodation:Hotel in Mandalay
 Meals:Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner DAY 6 MANDALAY – BAGAN
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 We depart from Mandalay to Bagan by air. On arrival in Bagan we, check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone Heritage Area and begin a comprehensive tour of Bagan including :
 
 (1) NyaungOo market
 (2) Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas
 (3) Kyansittha Umin
 (4) Wet-kyi-Inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with its exquisite mural paintings of 13th century 
 (5) the majestic HtilominloTemple. 
 
 In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; continue to :
 
 (6) Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha
 (7) Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha
 (8) Ananda Temple,1090AD,a masterpiece of early period temple-architecture with four huge standing Buddha Images 
 (9) Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings.
 (10) Enjoy a spectacular sunset from one of the temples of Bagan. Dinner with a puppet show. Accommodation:Hotel in Bagan
 Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner DAY 7 BAGAN – MT. POPA – YANGON This day‟s tour includes a short morning trip to Mt. Popa and return to Yangon :
 
 (1) We leave the Bagan temples and take a short drive to Mt. Popa. We join local pilgrims on a 777-step winding
  6. 6. Yourlocalbooking.com YourLocalBuddy Head Office: 6 Truong Minh Hung, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam. Phone: (+84.510.2222 773) *** Tax Code: 4000.733.188 Branch: 2/6 Le Loi, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam. Phone: (+84.979.58.77.44) Email: sales@yourlocalbooking.com. Website: www.yourlocalbooking.com staircase ascent of the Mt Popa and see the Nat (spirit)shrines that line the walkway along with the monkeys that live on the mountain. Mt. Popa is known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and you can also see the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted fromteak. 
 
 (2) Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort for lunch. The restaurant offers a great view to the Popa summit and the central plain. On the way back to Bagan we will stop at a village to see the collection of juice from the toddy-palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. 
 
 (3) Check in at at Nyaung U airport and fly back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon and transfer to your hotel. Farewell Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Yangon. Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner DAY 8 DEPARTURE YANGON 
 Morning is at leisure, although you can go shopping at Bogyoke Aung San Market(named after the father of Aung San Suu Kyi and formerly known as the Scott Market )to purchase souvenirs and handicrafts if you wish. There are gems, fabrics, lacquer ware, wood sculptures,paintings etc… the range of wares is fantastic and don‟t forget to bargain ! In the afternoon, you are transferred to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight. Accommodations: N/A 
 Meals: Breakfast. ***END OF SERVICE***
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