|Destinations & Route||: Yangon - Mandalay - Bagan - Inle Lake - Mrauk U - Ngapali - Yangon|
|Duration||: 16 Days 15 Nights|
|Tour essence||: Culture & Heritage, Meet the Locals, River Cruise, Beach & Island, and Snorkels & Corals.|
Thanlyin was formerly known as Syriam. It is located on the south bank of Yangon River, and is a major port. In the late 1500s, Thanlyin was the base of the Portuguese adventurer, Philip De Brito. Officially a trade representative from Rakhine, he established himself as a local warlord from his base at Thanlyin, and hired his forces on occasion to the Mon in their battles against the Bamar. It was destroyed by King Alaungpaya in 1756 during the Mon revolt. There is National Races village before getting Thanlyin. Yele Pagoda is erected on the island of in the middle of a river in Kyauktan. Yele Pagoda at Kyauktan means the Pagoda in mid-stream on a laterite reef. The pagoda was built by King Zeyasana, the seventh king of the Pada Dynasty in the third century BC. The height of the original pagoda was only 11ft. The only way to get into the pagoda is by the boat. Foreigners are required to sit at a larger boat which differs from the smaller ones that the locals take due to safety concerns.
Transfer & sightseeing will be in the following order:
Pick up at hotel. Drive to Thanlyin.
Transfer back to hotel.
Bago is just 80 km north of Yangon. Apparently Mons were the first people to settle at this site. There is a village staying Mons near Shwetharlyaung pagoda. Two Mon brothers Thamala and Wimala from Thaton first founded the city about 825 A.D. In 13th century Bago was made the capital of the Mon Kingdom and it came to be known as Hansavati (Hanthawaddy). In 1553 AD, King Bayintnaung built Kanbawzathardi palace and unified second Myanmar emperor lasted till 1581 AD. Famous places and pagodas worth visiting are the Shwe Maw Daw, Shwe Tha Lyaung and Kyaikpun Pagoda. Shwe Aung Yway Hillock is the highest where you can have bird’s eye view over Bago city. Kyakhatwai monastery is the third largest learning center for Buddhist scripture.
After pick up at hotel, transfer & sightseeing will be in the following order: