Myanmar: Yangon, Kyaikhtiyo & Bago – 5D4N

Travel Locations: Bago, Kyaikhtiyo, Myanmar, Yangon

Yangon, formerly Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in November 2005. Today, with a population of over 5 million people, it remains the largest city and main economic hub of Myanmar.

Yangon is the most exotic of all Southeast Asian cities. A walk down a typical street, the sights show noticeable commercial and traffic signs written mostly in local alphabet, not to mention the appearance of wandering monks in burgundy robes and the gilded pagodas as this is expected in this Buddhist country, and down to the locals keeping up their appearances. Here, everyone seemed to be comfortable with walking barefoot – indoors or outdoors; with faces applied with sun protection cream from the extracts of a tree branch called Thanaka; smiles reddened by bloody red juice from chewing betel nut; as well as being used to images of men wearing a sarong-like garment, the longyi.

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive Yangon

Day 2: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo

  • Kyaikhtiyo Golden Rock Pagoda

Day 3: Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon

  • Kyat Khat Wine Monastery
  • Bago Market
  • Handicraft Centre
  • Weaving Factory
  • Pottery Sheds
  • Hinthargone Pagoda
  • Chinese Temple
  • Marble Sitting Buddha + White Elephant

Day 4: Yangon

  • Sule Pagoda
  • Mahabandoola Park with Independent Monument
  • Kaba Aye (World Peace) Pagoda
  • Maha Pasana Cave
  • Buddha Tooth Relic Pagoda
  • Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha
  • Rube and Jade Carving Workshop
  • Bogyoke (Scott) Market
  • Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 5: Yangon – Departure

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