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Bagan, Myanmar, Asia, 23-25 Dec 2009





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DAY 07 23rd December 2009 MANDALAY / AMARAPURA - BAGAN (BY FLIGHT)
After breakfast, visit a Kalaga tapestry craftsmen's shop and one of the most revered religious monuments of
Myanmar, the MAHAMUNI PAGODA. Then transfer to MAHAGANDAYON MONASTERY where more than a thousand
monks live and study. You will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in
total silence. Continue to 200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 during the era when Amarapura was the
Royal capital.
Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Bagan by YH 731 at 1640-1710. Upon arrival to Bagan, transfer to your
hotel.
Overnight stay at Serenity Hotel (Superior Room) in Bagan.
24th December 2009
DAY 08 BAGAN
After breakfast, stroll through the colorful local market and continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan: including HGNET PYIT
TAUNG PAGODA; SHWEZIGON PAGODA, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th
century as a religious shrine; HTILOMINLO TEMPLE, noted for its plaster carvings
and ANANDA TEMPLE, with four standing Buddha images.

In the afternoon learn of manufacturing Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts and visit a lacquer ware
craftsmen's workshop in nearby MYINKABA village. Later continue to MANUHA TEMPLE, built in Mon style in 1059
and explore the MYINGABA GU BYAUKGYI TEMPLE, a temple known for its famous UNESCO protected mural
paintings. Finish the day of sightseeing by watching sunset over Myanmar’s longest river, Ayeyarwaddy from the
SHWE SAN DAW PAGODA.
Evening stroll through the Ananda Pagoda Festival.
Overnight stay at Serenity Hotel (Superior Room) in Bagan.
25th December 2009
DAY 09 BAGAN - YANGON (BY FLIGHT)
Breakfast at hotel. Day is free.
Afternoon, transfer to airport for domestic flight to YANGON by Air Bagan W9 109 at 1725-1820.
Overnight stay at Hotel Yangon (Deluxe Room) in Yangon.

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