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14-16 June, 2017 International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tour Programme


PT05: The Old Capitals of Two Countries (Thailand-Myanmar)

Itinerary for Post Tour : Chiang Mai – Lampang – Sukhothai – Bangkok - Yangon – Bago - Thanlyin -Yangon -Bangkok / (6 days, 5 nights) 500 USD/Person

17 June 2017

08.00 Hrs.
Depart for Lampang.
09.30
Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a paradigm of temple building of Lanna. The temple itself is prominently sited on a hillock surrounded by walls. The entrance arches, called PratuKhong, is adorned with fine plaster designs. The wall-less main vihan (ordination hall) houses a bronze Buddha statue called the Phra Chao Lan Thong. At the end of vihan (ordination hall) is a place where golden chedi in Lanna architectural style containing a Holy Relic situated. Also in the back of the temple, there is another vihan (ordination hall) with beautiful murals on wooden walls, said to be the oldest in the North. The temple also has a large collection of ancient wooden utensils.
11.00 Hrs.
Visit Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum, the legend of chicken bowl and ceramic of Lampang. The museum will show how the first Dhanabadee Group was established, the original chicken bowl and the history of ceramics manufacturing in Lampang and Thailand. Enjoy ceramic panting.
12.00 Hrs.
Lunch
14.00 Hrs.
Visit Wat Pongsanuk, an ancient monastery in Lan Na style. In 2008, the Wat Pongsanuk restoration project received the Award of Merit, a UNESCO award for cultural heritage conservation.

Visit Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao Suchadaram, The temple was built between 1782 and 1809, during which the Chiang Saen people had been captured and herded to locate in Khelang town to recall goodness of Mrs. Suchada after being sentenced to death because of misunderstanding. However, the truth was revealed later. It was believed that the temple was a home and a watermelon farm of Goddess Suchada in the past.
18.00 Hrs.
Check into the accommodation. Visit the Lampang Walking Street or known as Kad Kong Ta at Old Chinese Street which in the past was the popular market among Lampang People.

18 June 2017

08.00 Hrs.
Check out and leave for the Organic Agriculture Project, Sukhothai Airport
12.00 Hrs.
Arrive at the Organic Agriculture Project, Sukhothai Airport , experience and learn how to do paddy field. Lunch with organic food.
14.00 Hrs.
Visit Si Satchanalai Historical Park, an open park historical place comprised of ruins from early Mon, Khmer and Tai times. It is 10 kilometers south of modern Si Satchanalai on the Ping River. The Historical site covers 45 square kilometers and is best considered and viewed in four areas based on the geography of the area.
16.30 Hrs.
Leave for Na Ton Chan Homestay. Na Ton Chan is a village in the countryside in a small province outside a major tourist destination but the village has successfully developed itself to be an attraction in its own right. The charming village of Na Ton Chan attracts people for many reasons, starting with its wonderful mud-soaked textiles. When you enter the village you will encounter a wealth of sustainable tourism attractions, such as the beautiful sea of fog from the mountains and the traditional creation of handicrafts, including baskets, furniture, dolls, chopsticks, and cloth made using traditional weaving techniques. Enjoy the famous Khao Poep (local noodle) Check into the accommodation.

19 June 2017

08.45 Hrs.
Depart from Sukhothai to Bangkok by Bangkok Airways flight PG 214
10.00 Hrs.
Arrive in Bangkok
12.00 Hrs.
Depart from Bangkok to Yangon, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Arrive in Yangon

Visit Botataung Pagoda. The Botataung Pagoda was named after the thousand military leaders who escorted first hair relics of the Buddha brought from India over two thousand years ago. The meaning of Bo is "leader" and tahtaung is "a thousand". It was built almost in the same time as Sule Pagoda and Shwedagon Pagoda over 2,500 years ago. The name of the pagoda was originally Kyaik-de-att, which was a Mon name or Sandaw Shin as it is enshrined with the sacred hair of the Lord Buddha.

Pay respect to the Nat Bo Bo Gli or the Tanja God. Mon and Myanmar people pay respect to this statue with the belief that their wishes will be fulfilled. A lot of tourists from all over the world pay homage and pray here.

Visit Shwedagon Pagoda which enshrines strands of Buddha's hair and other holy relics. Located west of the Royal Lake on 114 -acre Singuttara Hill in Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred and impressive Buddhist site for the people of the Union of Myanmar. From a humble beginning of 8.2 meters, the Shwedagon Pagoda today stands close to 110 meters. Shwedagon Pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold plates and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond. It is clearly one of the wonders of the religious world. Shwedagon Pagoda is a repository of the best in Myanmar heritage – architecture, sculpture and arts. The Shwedagon Pagoda consists hundreds colorful temples, stupas, and statues that reflects the architectural era spanning almost a 2,500 years.

Check into the accommodation.

20 June 2017

08.00 Hrs.
Leave for Bago. Its former name Pegu is an Anglicism. It is one of the major historical cities in Myanmar as it was the capital of the second Myanmar Empire. Even before that, it has long been a seat of power and flourishing trade center. Bago is a great place to visit as it has plenty of historical buildings and tourists can do it in a day-return trip from Yangon.
10.00 Hrs.
Visit the Shwemawdaw Pagoda. It is often referred to as the Golden God Temple. At 375 feet (114 m) in height, the Shwemadaw holds the record for the tallest pagoda in the country. Visit the Kanbawzathadi Palace. The original palace, built for King Bayinnaung in 1556, consisted of 76 apartments and halls. It was burned down in 1599. It was reconstructed in 1990 and finished in 1992.
12.00 Hrs.
Lunch
13.30 Hrs.
Pay respect to the Shwethalyaung Reclining Image constitute.
15.00 Hrs.
Depart for Yangon.
18.00 Hrs.
Check into the accommodation.

21 June 2017

09.00 Hrs.
Depart for Thanlyin (Syriam City), known as the major port and the base of the Portuguese adventurer in the old days. Visit Ye Le Paya (Mid Stream Pagoda) which is located on a tiny island in the river. This pagoda is believed to have a magic power to make one’s wishes come true. Depart for Yangon
12.00 Hrs.
Lunch
13.00 Hrs.
Depart for Bangkok
17.30 Hrs.
Arrive in Bangkok Check-in to Hotel in Bangkok

22 June 2017

At Leisure / Your own arrangement for airport transfer.

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