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TOUR ITINERARY

Tour Code : SEAT-005

Duration : 10 Days

Destination : Cambodia-Myanmar



Day 1: Arrival
You will be greeted and transferred to hotel by our professional tour guide for check in and overnight stay.

Day 2: Siem Reap
Morning: You will be picked up at hotel at 6 AM and taken to Roluos Group sucg as Bakong, located at Roluos south of Preah Ko. Enter and leave the temple at the east. A modern Buddhist temple is situated to the right of the east entrance to Bakong. It was built in late ninth century (881) by king Indravarman I dedicated to Siva (Hindu). Prah Ko, built in late ninth century (879) for the king's parents, maternal grandparents, and a previous king, Jayavarman II and his wife, replica to Prah Ko style of art. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor. Back to Hotel for Lunch
Afternoon: Proceed to the BanteaySrei temple (10th century) regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer art. The tenth century temple of Banteay Srei is renowned for its intricate decoration carved in pinkish sandstone that covers the walls like tapestry. Banteay Srei was a new name which meaning in Khmer is "Citadel of Woman". Then visit BanteaySamre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of “anastylosis”. The name Samre refers to an ethnic group of mountain people, who inhabited the region at the base of Phnom Kulen and were probably related to the Khmers. No inscriptions have been found for this temple, but the style of most of the architecture is of the classic art of the middle period similar to Angkor Wat. The proportions of BanteaySamre are splendid. A unique feature is an interior moat with laterite paving, which when filled with water must have given an ethereal atmosphere to the temple.Back to hotel for dinner

Day 3: Siem Reap
Morning: South Gate of Angkor Thom. On the left side of the moat, 54 'devas' (guardian gods) pull the head of the snake 'Shesha' while on the right side 54 'asuras' (demon gods) pull the snake's tail in the opposite direction. Bayon, over 2000 large faces carved on the 54 tower give this temple its majestic character and the bas-reliefs contain genre scenes of everyday life-markets, fishing, festivals with cockfights and jugglers and so on-and history scenes with battles and processions. Baphuon, built in middle of the 11th century (1060) by king Udayadityavarman II, dedicated to Siva (Hindu), Phimeanakas, built in late tenth century-beginning of the 11th century by King Jayavamen V and Udayadityavarman I and dedicated to Hindu, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King. After that, keep going to Ta Prohm (The Ancestor Brahma, Jungle Temple), Shrouded in dense jungle the temple of Ta Prohm is ethereal in aspect and conjures up a romantic aura. Fig, banyan and kapok trees spread their gigantic roots over stones, probing walls and terraces apart, as their branches and leaves intertwine to form a roof over the structures. Trunks of trees twist amongst stone pillars. Back to Hotel for dinner
Afternoon: After lunch, excursion to visit Angkor Wat Temple. This temple is busy at any time of day for us to explore and admire this architectural wonder and the excellent bas-reliefs. It is worth walking a little between the outer laterite wall and the inside of the moat for tranquil scenes of rural life. Back to the town for lunch.

Day 4: Siem Reap
After breakfast, keep going on to Beng Mealea, which is Lost in the jungle and almost forgotten by the local population. The little explored temple of Beng Mealea (XIth c) is waiting to be rediscovered by the adventurous travelers. The sprawling jungle temple covering over one square kilometer is largely overrun by vegetation. Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style, Beng Mealea preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. After that, drive to the Tonle Sap Lake (the largest fresh water in South East Asia) to see the fascinating floating Village called Kompong Khleang and its attraction is beautiful river with flooded forest, fish specials and water birds. The landscape of the lake edge with the green grass field and village houses on high stilts above the water. Back to town for dinner.

Day 5: Depature for Myanmar
Afterbreakfast, transferred to Siem Reap Airport for Yangon. On your arrival at Yangon International Airport, Smart Myanmar guide will warmly welcome and transfer to your hotel depends on room available for check-in.
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, was a capital of Myanmar in 1886-2005. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia.
PM – your sightseeing starts with a visit to Yangon downtown with exploring and walking from Yangon Post Office to the City Hall passing by The Strand Hotel and along the Pansodan Street for its famous historic colonial buildings and daily activities of local people life. Continue to Chauk-htat-gyi Paya, where houses a 70m long huge reclining Buddha Image. Then enjoy local drinking tea at a tea shop for a chance to experience an integral part of Burmese life.
Finish your tour with special visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist Pagoda in Myanmar. It legend say that it was built since 2,600 years (in the Buddha life time). The main stupa is 98 meter height and gilded with gold plate and is surrounded by 64 small stupas. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 6: YANGON - BAGAN (by flight)
Early morning breakfast at your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Bagan.
Bagan(Nyaung U) was the capital of first kingdom of Myanmar from 11th to 13th Centuries. King Anawratar was the founder of Bagan Dynastry who introduced Theravada Buddhism and from his reigned the rulers constructed thousands of stupas and temples. Many of them are still standing on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.
AM - On your arrival, starts a visit to the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where villagers gather for buy and sell their produce and other goods. Continue to Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction in to Bagan’s rich history, Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings and the huge Htilominlo Templenoted for its fine art of plaster, Ananda Temple, the most beautiful temple and an architectural masterpiece of Bagan and observe a typical of Bagan’s traditional lacquer-ware art and one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts.
PM – Enjoy a tour by horse-cart passing among the antique temples and pagodas and leads to the upper terrace of one of the temples for an unforgettable sunset.
Overnight in Bagan.
MEALS – Breakfast / - / -

DAY 7: BAGAN - MANDALAY (by flight)
Breakfast at the hotel
AM – transfer to Nyaung U airport for your flight to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay airport, starts your sightseeing to ancient capital of Amarapura and visit Mahargandrayon (over 1,000 monks lived) monastery to observe Buddhist monks’ daily life, then 200 year-old U Bein Bridge which is the longest Teak Bridge (1.5 km) in the world and Traditional Dress weaving.
Continue to Mahamuni Buddha Image which is the second famous temple in Myanmar. Mandalay is known as for its fine art of making tapestry and traditional marionette, marble stone carvings, wood carvings and gold leaf making. Then check-in to the hotel.
PM – city tour of Mandalay include Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Kyaung, a teak monastery which is famous for its exquisite wood carvings, Kuthodaw Pagodaknown as the world largest book. Enjoy panoramic view and sunset from Mandalay Hill.
Overnight in Mandalay.
MEALS – Breakfast / - / -

DAY 8: MANDALAY – HEHO (by flight) – INLE LAKE
Breakfast at the hotel
AM - transfer to Mandalay Airport for a flight to Heho.
Arrive at Heho airport, a scenic drive to Nyaung Shwe (approx. 1 hour). Enroute a short visit at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monasteryand its temple to explore a collection of Buddha Images.
Upon arrival at Nyaung Shwe jetty, starts with a visit of Inle Lake by private local boat passing through small floating villages to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most sacred tample in the Southern Shan State in which there are five Buddha Images covered with gold leaf.
INLE LAKE is the home for Innthar national race whom lived in a house built on stilts at the edge of the lake. Innthar people are famous for its unique leg-rowing of canoe and their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth, cut weeds and mud which are anchored to the bottom of the lake with bamboo poles. The floating gardens can be detached and moved as necessary.
PM – Continue to Silk and Lotus weaving village of Inpawkhone and typical Cheroot making. Finish the tour with a visit to Nge Phe Chaung Monastery which houses a dozens of Shan Buddha Images passing through floating gardens.
Overnight on Inle Lake.
MEALS – Breakfast / - / -

DAY 9 INN DEIN – INLE LAKE – HEHO – YANGON (by flight)
Breakfast at the hotel
AM – visit lake’s Five Day Market takes place every five days, making around the villages. This is not to be missed and provides opportunities to see surrounding hill tribes, such as Danu, Pa O and Palaung, who come to sell and buy their agricultural products. (Note: market is closed on full moon and dark moon days).
Continue to the western bank of the lake reached by a boat along a narrow small canal to Inn Dein village of Pa-oh tribe. Walk to Shwe Inn Tain Pagoda Complexpassing bamboo forest and visit the ruined 17th century stupas included beautifully carved mythical and celestial beings of stucco.
PM – transfer to the jetty and drive Heho airport for the flight to Yangon and upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.
MEALS – Breakfast / - / -

DAY 10 YANGON DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel (Depending on flight time)
Today is free to explore the city at your leisure. Your car and guide are at your disposal until it is time to transfer to the Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.
MEALS – Breakfast / - / -

REGISTERED ADDRESS

HEAD OFFICE SIEM REAP:
No. 0593, Wat Bo Road, Siem Reap (Angkor) Cambodia
TEL: + 855 - 63 - 760909
FAX: + 855 - 63 - 965865
H/P: + 855 - 12 - 302299
E-mail: info@adventure.com.kh

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