Kyeikhtiyoe Tour

Yangon , Kyaikhtiyoe

Tour Duration : 2 Days 1 Night
Coverage : Yangon, Kyaikhtiyoe
Day-1 Arrival to Yangon  (By Car)

 

Yangon formerly known as Rangoon, was the capital of the Yangon Region of Myanmar, also known as Burma.
Yangon served as the capital of Myanmar until 2006, when the military government relocated the capital to the purpose-built city of Naypyidaw in central Myanmar.With over 7 million people, Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city and its most important commercial centre.Yangon boasts the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia, and has a unique colonial-era urban core that is remarkably intact. The colonial-era commercial core is centred around the Sule Pagoda, which is reputed to be over 2,000 years old.The city is also home to the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda – Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist pagoda. The mausoleum of the last Mughal Emperor is located in Yangon, where he had been exiled following the Indian Mutiny of 1857.
Yangon suffers from deeply inadequate infrastructure, especially compared to other major cities in Southeast Asia. Though many historic residential and commercial buildings have been renovated throughout central Yangon
, most satellite towns that ring the city continue to be profoundly impoverished and lack basic infrastructure.
The Bagan Archaeological Zone is a main attraction for the country’s nascent tourism industry. It is seen by many as equal in attraction to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Day-2 Arrival to Kyaikhtiyoe  (By Car)

 

Kyaiktiyo Pagoda ( also known as Golden Rock) is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma.
It is a small pagoda (7.3 metres (24 ft)) built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by its male devotees.According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha’s hair. The balancing rock seems to defy gravity, as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo. Another legend states that a Buddhist priest impressed the celestial king with his asceticism and the celestial king used his supernatural powers to carry the rock to its current place, specifically choosing the rock as the resemblance to the monks head. It is the third most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Burma after the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Pagoda.