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Our most recommended Yangon Day Trips

From Yangon: Private Bago Day Tour with Lunch

1. From Yangon: Private Bago Day Tour with Lunch

Get picked up by your guide at 8:00 am from your accommodation in Yangon. On your way to Bago, visit allied Taukkyan War Cemetery where thousands of British Allied soldiers who fought in the Second World War are buried. Then explore the lively outdoor market of Htauk Kyant and peruse the local wares on offer.  Arrive in Bago and begin your guided city tour by marveling at the four giant Buddha images in the Kyaik Pun Pagoda built by King Dhammaceti in AD 1475. Then pay a visit to the Kyat Khat Wine Monastery and observe the monks in training line up for lunch and eat at small round tables. Afterwards, enjoy lunch yourself at a local restaurant where you can try some of Myanmar's most popular cuisine. Continue on to the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated pagodas in Myanmar. Take in views of the impressive 375 foot high structure and learn about the excavation and restoration of Kanbawzathadi, the palace of the famous King Bayint Naung. Stroll through the Bumble Bee Throne Hall (probably used as the king’s sleeping quarters), the Royal Audience Hall, the Teak-post Museum, which displays teak-posts found from Kambawzathadi palace site excavation, and the unique, octagonal-shaped Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum. Finally, see Shwethalyaung Reclining Pagoda and return to your hotel in Yangon.

From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Golden Rock

2. From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Golden Rock

Start the overland drive to the Kin Pun "base camp" of Golden Rock with a 5:30 AM hotel pick up in Yangon. Continue onward to Kyaiktiyo (the "Golden Rock"), a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. You will arrive at Kim Pun base camp at around noon. As soon as you arrive at Kim Pun Base Camp you will take an open truck to reach the mountain top pagoda. After arriving to the top of the mountain pagoda, you can visit the Golden Rock Pagoda and take photos around there. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant en-route. After lunch, leave from Kyaikhto and return back to Yangon via Bago. Your short visit in Bago includes seeing the great Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old. Its spire is even taller than that of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda. You will also see the 55-meter-long reclining Shwe Thalyaung Buddha Image, one of the country's most revered objects. You will also make a brief stop at Kyaik Pun Pagoda, famous for its four giant Buddha figures. If time permits, you can visit the Allied War Cemetery in Htauk Kyant. You will arrive back at your hotel late evening. 

From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Bago

3. From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Bago

At 07:30 AM, you will leave your hotel in Yangon and drive the 84 km to Bago. On the way, you will pass picturesque rural landscapes of paddy fields and small villages. Bago, formerly called Pegu, is an ancient port and capital which was founded in the year 825 by two Mon princes. On the way, visit Htaukkyant War Cemetery, situated between Bago and Yangon. It houses the graves of more than 27,000 allied soldiers.  Upon arrival in Bago, you will visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old. Repaired after an earthquake in the 1930’s, the pagoda has an impressive spire, one that is even taller than that of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda. After, visit Hinthargone Pagoda, where you can see the Nat Shrine.  Then, at about 10:40 AM, proceed to Kya Khat Wine Monastery, where at 11:00 AM more than 400 monks line up silently every morning for the last meal of the day. When witnessing the monks routine, speaking and interfering is not allowed and visitors have to adhere to a strict observing only policy.  After an enjoyable lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit Kanbawzathadi Golden Palace, which is a reconstruction of the original Royal Palace from the second half of the 16th century. The very ornate golden palace gives a good impression of the splendor and wealth of the second Burmese empire. It was rebuilt following the original design, based on knowledge gained from excavations and the original drawings of the building.  Then, visit to the enormous, 55 meter long and 15 meter high, reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha image, one of the country’s most admired objects. After, discover Maharzedi Pagoda with its impressive bell-shaped stupa. You can also visit the nearby local market where locally grown produce is on sale. At the end of the tour, you will return to Yangon.

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