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Mandalay, Myanmar, Asia, 21-23 Dec 2009





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21ST DECEMBER 2009
DAY 05 KENGTUNG - MANDALAY (BY FLIGHT)
After breakfast, venture into town to explore the colorful Kyaing Tong market. See a mixture of different local
folks including ethnic minorities from the surrounding regions dressed in colorful traditional clothes. Then short
visit to the village of Akha Tribe.
Afternoon, transfer to Kyaing Tong airport for a domestic flight to MANDALAY by Yangon Airways YH 738 at 1445-
1625 (via Heho). Upon arrival to MANDALAY, you will be welcomed by your guide in Mandalay and transferred to
your hotel.
Overnight stay at Mandalay City Hotel (Superior room) in Mandalay.
22ND December 2009
DAY 08 MANDALAY / MINGUN
Afternoon, an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to MINGUN, about 11 km (1 hour) upriver from
Mandalay. Visit the unfinished MINGUN PAYA (PAHTODAWGYI PAGODA), which was meant to become the largest
stupa in Myanmar constructed by King Bodaw Paya; one of the world’s largest bells, the 90 ton weighing MINGUN
BELL and HSINBYUME PAYA. Return back to Mandalay.
In the afternoon, experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including the SHWE INBIN MONASTERY; the
GOLDEN PALACE MONASTERY, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and KUTHODAW PAGODA the
world’s largest book made of marble. Then proceed to MANDALAY HILL for sunset.
Overnight stay at Mandalay City Hotel (Superior room) in Mandalay.
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.

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