Monywa And Po Win Taung Discovery Tours
Monywa And Po Win Taung Discovery Tours - 2 Days
Style: Myanmar Sightseeing Tours
Hightlights: Mandalay - Monywa - Kyaukka lacquer - Visit Buddhist Temples & Pagodas - Po Win Taung
Description: Visiting Thanboddhay Pagoda, a huge Buddhist temple covered with more than 500,000 Buddha images. Also stop at Boditahtaung Pagoda which houses the largest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar, at 100m long and 27m high. Exploring...
Day 1: Mandalay - Monywa
This morning, depart Mandalay for a 3-hour drive to Monywa, a typical Burmese town on the banks of the Chindwin River. On the way, visit Thanboddhay Pagoda, a huge Buddhist temple covered with more than 500,000 Buddha images. Also stop at Boditahtaung Pagoda which houses the largest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar, at 100m long and 27m high.
This afternoon, explore some of the outlaying sights of Monywa. Visit the Kyaukka lacquer ware village and Shweguni Pagoda, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Upper Myanmar.
Overnight in Monywa.
Day 2: Monywa – Po Win Taung – Mandalay
After breakfast, cross the Chindwin River by ferry and proceed to Po Win Taung by local open-air jeeps. This extraordinary complex consists of 947 sandstone caves dug out of the hills and contains what is considered by archaeologists to be the richest collection of mural paintings and Buddhist statues in Southeast Asia.
After visiting Po Win Taung, continue a few hundred meters away to Shwe Ba Taung. Spend time exploring this interesting site where monasteries and temples are carved out rocky narrow cliffs. Return to Mandalay this afternoon.
Here are some information for whole trip, might you like to book!
- 1 night accommodation on half twin room basis with daily breakfast
- English-speaking guide
- All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
- Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
- Ferry Fee & Local open air Jeep from Monywa to Po Win Taung
- International ticket to/from Yangon
- Domestic flights (rate: please refer to our flight tariffs)
- Meals other than mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Visa arrangements for Myanmar
- Fuel Surcharge for domestic flights
- Visits not mentioned in the program
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Tips and porters at the hotels
- International departure Airport Tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present)
- Any other items not mentioned
Five common questions travellers ask us
1. In Myanmar, which to visit first?
Visit Bagan first before it is too late. Bagan is the main attraction for most travelers to Myanmar.
Bagan has plenty of pagodas and trees. As a city built on a plain, the best view of the whole area can only be seen from a height. On the ground, most of the pagodas can no longer be climbed. We were informed that only 3 years ago, every pagoda could be accessed, right to the top.
Bagan, however, is more like a street food stall selling local snacks. The snacks are not fancy, but special enough to tempt you to give them a try!
2. What Is the Best Way to Get to Myanmar?
Flying to Myanmar is definitely the best way. Almost everyone arrives at either Yangon or Mandalay international airports,as overland border crossings are difficult for independent travelers and inconvenient for private groups.
Myanmar’s international airline Myanmar Airways International serves Asian destinations only. Not many people enter Myanmar via Nay Pyi Taw airport, in the new (2006) capital of the country.
The best way to reach Myanmar from regions outside Asia is first to fly to a regional hub in Asia, such as Bangkok, Singapore, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur. Most of these have flight connections to Yangon.
Bangkok is the most popular hub with 20 flights per day flying to Yangon and 2 flights per day to Mandalay. It is only a 1-hour flight from Bangkok to Yangon.
3. What Is the Best Time to Visit Myanmar?
We recommend early February as the best time to visit. February is the last month of the high season, when the number of tourists is decreasing and the weather is still very nice.
High season runs from November to February, with relatively cool weather. Accommodation is often in short supply. Always book as early as possible for that time period.
Dry season runs from October to May while the hottest months are March and June. It is not unusual for temperatures to hit 40°C in these months. The wet season is between June and October. Most visitors avoid visiting Ngapali Beach in the wet season.
4. How do I book the trip?
To book our trip, please select your preferred trip and click on ”Book this trip” on the web page. Our booking form wizard will automatically call the trip name, and ask you to fill out some fields for information. Once completed filling the form, you just click Submit to send us your inquiry or Reset to cancel what you have filled up. After receiving your reservation request, we will immediately make all the necessary arrangements in accordance with your request. This will takes about 1-2 business days, and we will send to you our confirmation message by e-mail with all the details of hotels, flights, tours, the booking status and also payment term.
5. Do I Need a Visa for Visiting Myanmar?
Citizens of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and most western countries need a Myanmar visa. Passport holders from Singapore do not need a visa for visits up to 30 days, but they should enter and exit only at international airports
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