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Gold Backed Special (GBS - 03) 2008/2009

Rakhine Orchid Tour
Yangon - Sittwe - Mrauk U - Sittwe - Yangon
[ 7 Day / 6 Night ]

Day 01

Arrival Yangon

  Arrive Yangon Int'l Airport. Transfer to hotel. Some highlights of Yangon sightseeing --- Sule Pagoda at the heart of city, Maha Bandoola Park with Independence monument, photo stop at Karaweik hall - a royal floating barge, National Museum to see the 8 meters high Golden Lion Throne & Mandalay Royal Regalia, Chaukhtutgyi Reclining Buddha, Bogyoke Market with hundreds of stores & Shwedagon Pagoda. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
   
Day 02

Yangon - Sittwe - Mrauk U

  From Yangon to Sittwe by flight. Upon arrival in Sittwe, transfer to the jetty for a chartered boat tripalong the Kaladan River to Mrauk U, about 6 hours upstream. Check in hotel & overnight.
   
Day 03

Mrauk U

  Mrauk U was once highly cultured city and lots of trading with Portuguese also Myanmar's legendary lost city it's 15th. century but today the town is more like a slay village. Start to visit Dukkhanthein - a huge fortress like temple with vaulted passages containing interesting stone sculptures the Buddhist, Shitthaung Temple - Mrauk U's most well known monument built in 1535 by 1,000 architects and containing a remarkable collection of 80 thousand Buddha images and relief's, Anndaw Thein, Ordination Hall with its unique stone carvings, Laymyetnha pagoda - the first pagoda erected in Mrauk U in 1430, Koethaing Temple, Pitakataik Library and Laungbanpyauk pagoda. Overnight at hotel.
   
Day 04

Mrauk U

  Drive to Vesali by jeep, an ancient capital of ( 3 - 8 ) century and visit to the Vesali Payagyi ( large sand / stone image ), Phaya Paw and LowkaManaung Pagoda. Then visit to Thet race and Myo race village, SakyaManaung Pagoda with the giant in kneeling posture, Bandoola monastery ( Sanda Muni ), the Archaeological museum, Let Say lake ( city gate ), JinaManaung Pagoda, Yadana Mannaung and Sakaya Mannaung Pagodas. Overnight at hotel.
   
Day 05

Mrauk U - Sittwe

  Early morning to enjoy sunrise over the misty hills of Mrauk U from the top of the hill. After breakfast continue sightseeing in Mrauk u with a visit to the market, the ruins of the Royal Palace. Proceed to the jetty and board a chartered boat return to Sittwe. Sittwe, an ancient capital and seaport of Rakhine State the Bay of Bengal. Visit around clock tower, museum and viewpoint & enjoy sunset over the Bengal Bay from View Point Beach. Overnight at hotel.
   
Day 06

Sittwe - Yangon

  A morning city tour of Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, featuring the colorful fish market, the Cultural Museum before the transfer to Sittwe Airport. Arrive Yangon & check in hotel.
   
Day 07

Yangon Departure

  After breakfast transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.
   
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