The Golden Rock & Moulmein
YANGON - BAGO - GOLDEN ROCK -
HPA AN - MOULMEIN (4 Days/ 3 Nights)
Day 01 Yangon – Bago – Kyaiktiyo
Leaving Yangon, enjoy a scenic journey by road to Bago, an ancient
capital of a former Mon kingdom dating back to the 6th century and located
80km to the east. Sightseeing at Bago includes the Shwemawdaw Pagoda and the
55 metre long reclining Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha image, one of the country’s
most revered. In the afternoon continue to Kyaiktiyo, 110km east of Bago and
one of Myanmar’s great pilgrimage sites. Arrive at Kyaiktiyo base camp in
the afternoon and transfer to your hotel with one of the small open trucks
in a 1-hour ride to the transit junction. Overnight in Kyaiktiyo.
Day 02 Kyaiktiyo – Hpa an
After breakfast, start an easy 1-hour walk up to Golden Rock, a huge
boulder covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff.
The pagoda at the Golden Rock is said to hold a hair of the Buddha. After
lunch, continue by road to Hpa an, capital of the Karen, state surrounded by
beautiful limestone rock formations. Visit a traditional Karen village.
Overnight in Hpa an.
Day 03 Hpa an – Moulmein
After breakfast, proceed to the jetty and board a local ferry for a
2-hour river trip along the Thanlwin River to Mawlamyine, formerly known as
Moulmein. The capital city of Mon State is a very attractive tropical town.
A hilly ridge above the city offers fine views over the harbour and the
beautiful coconut tree shrouded countryside. The ridge is topped with 5 fine
monasteries and shrines. On arrival, visit Mahamuni Pagoda , built in
traditional Mon-style, Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, the city’s tallest and most
visible stupa, and the beautiful Seindon Mibaya wooden monastery. Walk along
Strand Road for a glimpse of the impressive Kaladan Mosque, built during the
colonial era when many Indians came to work for the British in Moulmein. The
city between 1827 and 1852 was the capital of British Burma and even today
the city retains the atmosphere of those colonial times. Overnight in
Day 04 Moulmein – Yangon
After breakfast, leave Moulmein crossing the Thanlwin River by ferry to
Martaban and proceed by road to Yangon with a stop en route for lunch.
Arrive back in Yangon late in the afternoon and transfer to hotel.
Tour codes : MH-4-RM