Morning after breakfast, drive to THANLYIN. Situated on the other side of YANGON, THANLYIN was once a former Portuguese outpost established by Filipe de Brito as his own kingdom. During 15th century, it was the main port city of the Hanthawaddy Kingdom.
The first stop is busy THANLYIN morning market to observe Myanmar life. Different from Yangon, there are bikes and motorbikes all over. Then, sightsee to Kyaikhkauk Pagoda built on the hilltop believed to have Buddha hair relic. Proceed to Kyauktan where the famous pagoda stands in the middle of water. Transfer to the Pagoda platform by a small boat. Pay a tribute to the Pagoda and feed a swamp of big fish around. Besides, many Christian churches can still be seen today in Kyauktan. British also imported thousands of Indian immigrants in their time. Drive back to Yangon in the afternoon.
♦ private A/C car for pick-up & drop-off at your at your hotel
♦ entrance/zone fee
♦ ferry to Kyauktan Pagoda
♦ traditional sweet tea at a local tea-house
♦ English speaking guide
♦ hotel accommodation
♦ meals (B/L/D)
♦ tips to driver/guide