Festivals & Events Tour 03 - Thingyan & Myanmar New Year

TM - FE 03 (04 Days/ 03 Nights)
Yangon

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 the aged.
Late afternoon, we are able to participate to release for alive fishes & birds near Northern Moat of Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Finally, visit to Shwedagon Pagoda- its golden stupa is the 'heart ' of Myanmar over 2,500 years old. This evening you will get the chance to experience this awe inspiring pagoda during sunset. The richness of the colors and surrounding atmosphere will leave you breathless. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 04 (18/4) Departure!

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the departure flight or the destination of your extension trip.