Pakokku- PakhanGyi- Ahmyint village- Monywa
Visit the little town of PAkhanGyi. This post-Bagan
provincial capital was walled with a moat and originally had
a governor’s palace. We see the old walls; visit the museum
and a spectacular 19th century wood carved monastery.
Continue cruising to Ahmyint village and visit the local
market, see beautiful houses and lovely 17th century style
Min Kyaw Swa stupas with 18th century style paintings.
Arrival at Monywa, the Chindwin River largest port in the
Monywa- (Phowintung/ Shwebataung caves)
Visit Phowintaung/ Shwebataung caves where hundreds of
Buddha is placed inside niches decorated with wonderful
mural paintings. If weather and time permit, we will also
visit Twinn Daung Lake better known as lake of “spirulina”,
the famous green-blue algae rich in protein, vitamins, and
minerals. The origin of the lake is unknown, some geologists
claim to be an extinct volcano crater, others a crater
formed by a meteorite. Alternatively, we drive to Kyauk Kar
village to visit “plain“lacquer ware type workshop called in
Myanmar “Kyauk Kar Yon”. This kind of lacquer has only two
colors; black and red made by natural pigments. Late lunch
and cast off.
Monywa- Kani/ Kani- Kin
Late morning explore the village of Kanee and climb the
pagoda hillock for it view. Continue sailing upstream until
late at night to reach the village of kani.
Early morning, we explore Kin village with its beautiful
wooden houses and the wood carving monasteries. Continue
sailing upstream to the small enchanting town of Mingin.
Explore its temples and 1900’s wooden houses and the Min
Kyaung monastery with old Buddha images.
Mingin- Khidaw/ Kyidaw- Kalewa
At Kyidaw (kyi Taung Oo), we visit Shwe Za Wa Yaw
monastery, one of the oldest and best preserved wood carved
monasteries of Myanmar, embellished with wooden sculpted
idols with fascinating gold leaf wall decorations. We walk
through a beautiful scenario of paddy fields to the village
of Kan where we visit another splendid example of Myanmar
old monastery. Back to the ship by local boat. Proceed
upstream up to Kyaw Zin, a village very close to Kalewa
where we stop for the night.
In the morning, we explore Kalewa, the main river port
for the trading with India, the lively market and climeb the
Shwe Moat Htaw stupa for the beautiful view. Back to the
ship before lunch and keep on cruising upstream to Mawlaik.
Mawlaik- Sailing back downstream
Mawlaik (situated 35 km from Indian border) was the
administrative capital of this area, with plenty of teak
forests. It is a pleasant colonial town with its golf course
surrounded by splendid colonial houses built by the Bombay
Burma Trading Corporation in the 1920’s & 1930’s (there is
still small community of Indian used to work for the
Scottish company and their descendants). The governor’s
house, the administrative building, the school, the
hospital, the “Dak Bungalows”, company’s headquarter are
well preserved, still in use nowadays and nicely maintained.
Being this our turnaround point, we begin sailing back
downstream to Monywa.
Sailing downstream for 100 miles
Continue sailing all day downstream. Stop at Kyauk Hlay
Gar village, famous for its petrified wood, where we visit a
school and typical houses.
Arrival at Monywa in the morning. Transfer by coach to
Mandalay with stop en-route to visit the splendid
Thanboddhae pagoda where more than 500,000 Buddha statues
are placed and Aung Sakyar stupa with longest reclining
Buddha of Myanmar. Lunch at a restaurant in Sagaing.
Continue to your hotel in Mandalay or airport.
The above package tour inclusive of
- Accommodation on board based
on twin sharing (except Single Cabin)
- Two way airport transfers
- Full board on board
- All sightseeing and
excursions as per program
* Surcharge can be applied for foreign
* Above tour can be customized according to your own travel
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