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Wonderful Golden Rock Pilgrimage Tour

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Overview

Golden Rock pagoda locally called “ Kyaik Htiyoe “ is one of the wonder of Myanmar .It is situated in the far land of Mon state and it is famous for its wonderful and unthinkable existence of the edge of the mountain significantly perching downward .For Myanmar , the Buddha hair inside the small stupa on the perching rock covered with gold leaves is a religious gem with uncountable value and this holy hair of Buddha keeping the rock on perching existence to not fall into the mountain valley downward. Buddhist from near and far come to pay homage once at least in their life time to this holy Rock with Buddha hair as the most meritorious pilgrimage trip of their life .They believe in their prayers to this holy rock and make vows to come back again and again for fulfilling their prayers. During this tour, you will discover our holy "Golden rock pagoda " and near by Hpa An city which has incredibly beautiful scenery and caves .

Trip Profile

Start from Yangon

End at Yangon

All inclusive tour / All seasons

Yangon - Bago - Hpa An - Golden Rock - Yangon

Day 1 Yangon - Golden Rock by private car
Day 2 Golden Rock – Hpa An
Day 3 Hpa An - Bago - Yangon
Day 4 Yangon City Tour - Departure

Highlights

  • Exploring one of the most important and extraordinary Golden rock Pagoda with Buddha hairs and difficult and exciting progrimages trip to it wi
  • Discovering Karen State wich has many giant natural caves with Buddhas , paddy fileds , beautiful natural scennery with mountains , lakes under lime caves
  • Terminating your trip with shopping for best souvenirs in Yangon and a peek into the colonial quarter and enjoying most beautiful Pagoda Shwedagon

Inclusions

  • 3- 4 stars hotel for 11 nights
  • All meals for 4 days except last dinner on the departure date together with complementary breakfast of the hotel
  • All transport charges mentioned in the program with private air-conditioned cars with water and refreshment tower as well as horse cart ,e-bike etc
  • All entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the program
  • Local guide in English or French /German /Spanish /Italian
  • Private cars fees for long trip from one city to another city

Day 1 Yangon – Bago - Golden Rock by private car

Golden Rock ( Kyaik Htio Yoe ) Pagoda is far 200 km from Yangon and we need to drive for 5 hours. After breakfast , our guide and car will pick you at your hotel to drive towards to Golden Rock.Lunch on the way at local restaurant .The southern part of Myanmar has a real tropical moon soon climate , rubber trees grow abundanty.You will discover typical flora together with main economy of rubber tree plantation . Stop at a rubber workshop to study its manufacturing .Around 3 pm , you will arrive at Golden rock base camp from there you start to take public truck to go up the mountain with local people . It will be tight but funny and exciting .Upon arrival at the top , do hotel check in .Then explore Golden Rock Pagoda with Buddha hairs . Enjoy the moment on the terrace around Pagoda. Men can approach the Golden Rock to stick gold leaves on it.But not women .Women can see it form the near distance. After pagoda visit, dinner and over night at the hotel.

Hotel : Mountain Top Hotel or Similar

Day 2 Golden Rock – Hpa An by road (146 km – 3 hours –Drive)

After breakfast, you do hotel check out head to Hpa An ,the capital city of Karen where there are beautiful natural caves with Buddha statues .The land of Karen is so beautiful and you will be amazed with beautiful landscapes of paddy fields , mountains . Hpa An is situated on the eastern bank of the longest River “Salween “coming down from China and pass by Hap An before entering into Adaman sea. In Hpa An, you will visit important and beautiful caves such as Kot Kon cave with oveer13000 years old Buddha tablets on the cave wall, Sadan cave with immerse cavity with bats and beautiful surrounding with paddy fields where you will do canoes on the lake under the cave .Lunch on the way and you will visit charming Taung ka lat pagoda in the form of the standing rock in the middle of the lake with the back ground of view of the symbolic mountain of Karen state “ Zwe Ka Bin “ .Then do hotel check- in .Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Hotel : Hpa An lodge or similar

Day 11 Hpa An – Yangon by road ( 280 km – 6 hours drive )

After breakfast, we drive you back to Yangon .On the way , you stop at Bago city , the last capital of Mon people to visit their famous pagodas such as Shwemawdaw stupa which is higher than Shwedagon stupa in Yangon , Shwetharlaung Reclining Buddha Statue and Kyaik Pon Four Sitting Buddha Statues .Lunch on the way and arrive at Yangon in the late evening .Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at Yangon.

Hotel : Summit Park View or Similar

Day 12 Yangon - Departure

After breakfast, we come and pick you up at the hotel to show you Yangon city .You will visit Colonial Quarter at the down town area together with Sule Pagoda .You walk in the ward for 1 hour strolling along the old important monument of the British time such as Supreme Court, Banks, city hall, Churches et Tax offices and post office etc . After a walk in that part, we will take you China town to stroll to see Chinese community in Myanmar and visit a Chinese Kwanyan Temple. After China town, you are brought to Biggest handicrafts market in Yangon to do last shopping of your trip in Myanmar. There are so many beautiful items to buy staring from clothes to gems with over 1000 shops. After shipping ,lunch at local good restaurant and continue to visit Reclining Buddha “ Chauk Htet Gyi “ .Then continue to see Shwedagone Pagoda in the evening time with the last sunrays of the day falling on the golden pagoda .Shwe dagon pagoda is the most important pagoda in Myanmar and it was built since 2600 years ago and enshrine Buddha’s hairs .During successive periods since then , it was renovated continually and now it is covered with 60 ton of gold plates and over 8000 Gems which are suspended to the crowning umbrella on the top .
Enjoy the moment while observing the Buddhist rituals. Then, dinner at local restaurant and over night at Yangon.

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