Best 2Days Trip to Golden Rock & Bago

Cultural & Theme Tours in Myanmar (Burma)
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Tour description

Meet with your guide @08:00 at your hotel and start 2 hour drive trip to Bago. Immerse with local culture & history of Bago Dynasty in ancient city Bago. Proceed to one of the most important religious sites in Myanmar, seemingly defying the law of gravity - Golden Rock Temple (Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda). Enjoy the stunning view on the mountain and gazing the amazing existence of Golden Rock.

Day 1) Yangon-Bago-Golden RockYour local tour guide and driver will greet & meet you up at hotel @08:00 AM in the morning. Drive to Golden Rock via Bago, ancient capital of Mon Kingdom of 13th to 16th centuries. On the way, visit Htauk Kyant local colorful market where you will see street vendors, green vegetables, fresh fishes and meats. Drive to Bago and stop at pot making cottages to see their manufacturing stages. Before entering Bago, visit Kyaikpun, four Buddha Images sitting in back-to-back position. Continue to Kya Khat Wai Monastery to observe one of the three largest Monasteries in the country and the Buddhist monastic life and to observe the lunch process of thousands of monks who take their last meal of the day at 10:30 am in total silence. Proceed to Shwe Thar Hlyaung and Sein Thar Hlaung Reclining Buddha images. Photo stop at Mya Thar Hlaung Reclinning Buddha image. Continue to Mon village where you will see families from Mon tribes are still living and study weaving, rubber planting and farming. You can see very primitive style rice mill and simple village life style. Enjoy trip to Golden Rock (drive about 2 hours). Arrive Kinpun Base Camp, take an open truck for ascending to middle camp and from there walk about 45 minutes to Golden Rock pagoda platform. Overnight at hotel on the Golden Rock by YOUR OWN ACCOUNT.Day 2) Golden Rock-YangonGolden Rock Pagoda is a small spire of 18ft (5.5m) believed to enshrine a hair relic of Buddha. It is set a top a huge boulder which in turn is balanced on the edge of a cliff. Start touring around the pagoda platform and surroundings, market place and other interesting sites. In afternoon walk back to middle camp, take an open truck again for descending back to Kinpun base camp. Then drive back to Yangon via Bago. On the way to Bago, visit cashew nut plantation fields and rubber production cottage industry to see manufacturing stages. Arrive to Bago and visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda 376 ft high, one of the most famous sites in Bago. At the northeastern corner of the pagoda, a huge section of the hti toppeled by the 1917 earthquake has been mounted into the structure of the stupa. Visit Kanbawzathadi palace of King Bayintnaung is just south of Shwemawdaw. The palace site covers more than 9500 acres. It was destroyed many years ago and a replica was constructed in its place. Visit Hinthargone Pagoda which is the initial of Bago History. Back to Yangon and if time permits, you will have to see Htauk Kyant War Memorial Cemetery which contains the graves of 6,374 soldiers who died in the Second World War. Then drive straight to your hotel.

What's included

  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle with Experienced Driver
  • Purified Drinking Bottle Water & Cold Towel
  • Golden Rock Public Truck Car Fees (Go & Back)
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service (OR) Airport Pick up & Drop off Service
  • English Speaking Local Throughout Guide
  • Government tax

What's not included

  • Camera and video taxes at pagodas & other sights (applies to professional cameras only)
  • Gratuities
  • Meals (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) Please note that only cash is accepted at the local restaurant.
  • Other Personal Expense
  • Drinks
  • Tips