4 DAYS KIPLING BURMA MAWLAMYINE,A GLIPES AT HPA AN& AMAZING GOLDEN ROCK

Duration

: 4 DAYS

Destination

: YANGON|MAWLAMYINE|HPA AN|GOLDEN ROCK|YANGON

Trip Overview

: Trip Overview
Discover Burma’s lesser visited areas as you explore colonial architecture, hillside temples, region’s agriculture, Buddha-filled caves and amazing Golden Rock.

Day 1 Yangon to Mawlamyine

Drive out of Yangon by road. En route, visit a tree shrine dedicated to legendary animist spirits known as ‘Nats’, a handicraft village that produces woven bamboo wares and then visit the Allied War Graves cemetery near Htauk Kyant. Continue to Mawlamyine (4½ hours) by passing Sittaung Bridge destroyed by British Army in World War II.
Arrive Mawlamyine & balance of the day at leisure to walk along the busy strand road and sunset over Thanlwin River.

Overnight in Mawlamyine – 2 nights
Accommodation : Hotel Queen Javadevi, deluxe room

Day 2 Discover Mawlamyine

Drive through old colonial era buildings and view this thriving previous colonial port city with its lovely colonial architecture , bustling Zaygyi Market and some local cottage industries in the afternoon such as traditional loom located at Yoe Go Gyi Village, pottery at Ta Yat Gone village Visit Kyaik Thanlan, a spectacular hillside temple with fabulous views of the countryside. This grand pagoda made famous in Rudyard Kipling's poem 'Mandalay'.
Finish your day of sightseeing Mawlamyine with a visit to Queen Sein Don Monastery, and U Zina Pagoda before sunset over the Than Lwin River from View point

Day 3 Drive Mawlamyine to Golden Rock via sightseeing to Hpa An

After breakfast, drive to the Kayin State and its sleepy capital of Hpa An that sits on the eastern bank of the Thanlwin (Salween) river. While in the area, you'll visit Buddha-filled caves and the iconic Mt Zwe Kabin, where Rudyard Kipling drew inspiration for his poem 'Mandalay'.
Visit religiously significant caves such as Saddan cave which is the most impressive limestone cave in the region we also pass through an entire limestone mountain range with views to small lake and fields , Kawgun Cave, hidden away in the hills the cave was discovered in 1975 and contains thousands of 7th century tiny clay Buddha images and carvings, hidden precariously over the walls and roof of the main cave , the picturesque Kyauk Kalat, a standalone rock islet in the middle of a small lake; the Lumbini Garden, a park housing one thousand Buddha images with the majestic Mount Zwekabin as its backdrop.
Your journey will continue to Golden Rock. On arrival at Kimpun based camp, take 45 mins ride on the public truck to the summit. The Golden Rock is one of Myanmar's most sacred sites. Balancing its great weight on the cliff edge, the Golden Rock is an extraordinary natural feature. According to the Buddhist legend, it is only kept in place by a hair of Buddha. Witness the nature , culture & traditions of local people, monks & nuns by enjoying the breathtaking view and the cooler air on top of the mountain.
Watch the sun set over this magnificent vista before returning to your hotel just a few minutes away.

Overnight at the Golden Rock – 1 night
Accommodation : Mountain Top Hotel, deluxe room

Day 4 Golden Rock – Yangon

ise early to catch the sun rising over the gravity-defying Golden Rock before you return to Yangon by road enjoying endless cultivation, villages ,people along the way. Arrive Yangon where you will spend a night and transfer to hotel.

Price

USD 275 per person based on twin/double shared bed basis

Validity : From February to September 2018 (price is not valid for water festival period from 12 to 17 April)

Inclusion:

3 nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast daily
Private transfer & transport in air-conditioned vehicle & driver
Cool tissue and mineral water during touring

Exclusions:

Meals (Lunch ,Dinner)
Entrance fees
Local guide service not mention above
Truck (to/from The Golden Rock)
Services not mentioned above

Important Notes:

The above itinerary is indicative and some details may change according to conditions and availability; you will always be informed of such changes.
Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) is terribly busy with local pilgrimage from mid Oct to end of Feb especially Myanmar public holidays and weekend days. We will not suggest the clients to engage with those days and will change order of itinerary to avoid crowded days.

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