Festivals & Events Tour 03 - Thingyan & Myanmar New Year
Thingyan (The Water Festival) is the most interesting and
greatest occasion for merry–making with the largest number of people taking part
in it throughout the country. During the Thingyan Festival, people pour water
over one another to the melodious tunes of singing and dancing at the decorated
pavilions. Pouring water signifies cleansing the body and mind of evils of the
past year. During these auspicious days, Myanmar people perform a lot of
meritorious deeds to usher in the New Year such as keeping Sabbath, going to
pagodas and monasteries, offering food and alms to monks, paying respect to
parents, teachers and elders, setting free fish and cattle and so on. Thingyan
is a distinctive festival which is always awaited with great joy and excitement
by Myanmar people every year. We celebrate the water festival from 14/4 to 16/4 & Myanmar
New Year falls on 17th of April annually.
Day 01 (15/4) Arrival Yangon
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our guide & transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, visit to Botataung Pagoda – combination of stupa & temple type. Finally wandering Chin town area by enjoying water festival. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 (16/4) Excursion Thanlyin & enjoy water festival
Morning Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Thanlyin (Syrium/45 Minutes) from Port City of Ancient Mon Dynasty. Across Yangon-Thanlyin Bridge by car (45 Minutes). Visit to Kyauk-Maw-Wun (Ye-Le-Paya) in Kyauk Tan, and then visit to "Dhama Daryadar" monastery & meditation centre where we organize to offer lunch at the monastery. And then back to Yangon & enjoy the water festival in the evening. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 03 (17/4) Enjoy Myanmar New Year Day
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Visit to Chauk Htatkyi - a huge Reclining Buddha Image where you may enjoy the offering of devotee family at the temple and visit the monastery nearby the temple.
Continue to see the activities of Myanmar people at Home for
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the departure flight or the destination of your extension trip.