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Tour Code    :  BTT7-6DRT
Tour Name    : The Death Railway Thanbyuzayat
Duration      :  7 Days – 6 Nights
Destination :  Yangon - Mawlamyine – Thanzyuzayat – Mawlamyine – Hpa-an - Kyaikhtiyo –Bago – Yangon - Twante
 

Day 1 Yangon Arrival by TG303* *(L + D)

Your guide will welcome you at the International Airport. After that you can visit Nagar Glass Factory where displays lots of hand-blown glass. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Have a break at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing includes the National Museum; the Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha* *Image; and then visit to the 2,597-year-old magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda sheathed in 66 tons of pure gold, 79569 diamonds and atop the pagoda is 76 carats. Enjoy your dinner with the culture shows at *Karaweik Palace * at 18:00.
 

Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha

Day 2 Yangon to Mawlamyine by car 187 miles 7 hours (B + L + D)

After breakfast, check out and drive to Mawlamyine, formerly known as Moulmein. Mawlamyine is the capital of Mon State. These places are all religious center. Lunch at a local restaurant near Thaton. After lunch, continue to Mawlamyine. On arrival, check in the hotel. After a break, visit
the typical Mon style Mahamuni Buddha Image which is the largest temple complex in the city; Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, the city’s tallest and most visible stupa; the 100-year-old Seindon Mibaya Kyaung, a monastery where King Mindon’s queen, Seindon, took refuge after King Thibaw took power; First Baptist Church (Burma’s first Baptist Church), also known as theJudson Church which was founded by the American missionary, Reverend Adoniram Judson, who translated the Bible into Burmese; and the most impressive Sunni Kaladan Mosque which is similar to that seen in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Mawlamyine


Day 3 Mawlamyine – Mudon - Thanbyuzayat (Tin Shelter) – Mawlamyine by car
(B + L + D)


After breakfast, drive to Thanbyuzayat, about 40 miles south of Mawlamyine, is the infamous Burma-Siam Railway, also known as the Death Railway by thousands of Allied prisoners of war (POWs) and Asian coolies who were forced by the Japanese Army to build it. It stretched for 415 km from Thanbyuzayat in Myanmar to Nong Pladuk in Thailand. 304 km of the railway was located in Thailand and the remaining 111 km in Myanmar. On arrival at the cemetery, you will be welcome by Mr. Thet Mon, the manager of the cemetery. The War Cemetery contains 3771 graves of POWs. After that you will return to Mawlamyine. En route visit the Win Sein Taw Ya Reclining Buddha Image. Stroll along the Strand Road to continue the rest of sights of Mawlamyine. Dinner at a local restaurant.
 


Thanbyuzayat

Day 4 Mawlamyine – Hpa’ an – Thaton - Kyaikhtiyo about 120 mile (B + L + D)

After breakfast, set off for Hpa’an, the capital city of the Kayin (Karen) State, is about 41 miles north of Mawlamyine. En route, you can visit Kawgun Cave, which is 28 miles north of Mawlamyine. This 7th –century-cave contains thousands of tiny clay Buddha and plaster carvings all over the walls and roof. Then continue to Hpa’an where you will find lots of lime-stone mountains. Stop at Mt. Zwekapin for photograph, which is the emblem of the people and the Kayin State. Also visit the Hpa-an Market and other sights. Then continue your drive to Kyaikhto, 3615 ft above sea level. Lunch at base camp. After lunch, you will take a 45-minute car ride up to the Rathedaung and another 45 or 50-minute soft-trekking to reach Kyaikhtiyo. Enjoy the panoramic view at the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda. Dinner at the hotel.
 

Kyaikhtiyo

 

Day 5 Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon by car (B + L + D)

You can enjoy the sunrise at the pagoda. After breakfast, walk down to Rathedaung. Take a car ride to the base camp. Afterward, return to Yangon. En route, stop at Bago, an ancient Mon Kingdom, which was founded in 573 AD by two Mon princes from Thaton. Sightseeing in Bago includes the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, the golden landmark of Bago; the Hintha Gon Paya, located behind the Shwemawdaw; and Kanbawza Thardi Golden Palace, a replica of the Golden Palace built by King Bayintnaung. Enjoy your lunch at Hanthawaddy Restaurant. After lunch, you can visit the Kyaikpun Pagoda on the way to Yangon. Stop at the Htauk Kyan War Cemetery on the way. Proceed to Yangon. Drive to the hotel for check-in. Dinner at a local restaurant.
 

Bago

Day 6 Yangon – Twante – Yangon by boat (B + L + D)

After breakfast, transfer to the jetty for a boat trip to the deltaic town, Twante along the Yangon River and Twante Canal within 2 hours, which can be called the home of Myanmar pottery handed down the generations. En route, you can observe the ways of life of the fishermen along the waterway and local people in Twante. Lunch Time: 12:30pm on the boat. You will visit the Myoma Bazaar, the *Shwesandaw Pagoda* and pottery village by a trishaw and horse-cart in the town. Then return to Yangon by boat. You will enjoy your lunch on the boat. Visit the hundred-year-old colonial buildings, the Scott Market, the Sule Pagoda and Chinatown. Enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant.
(FYI: RV Ma Hay Thi operates the boat trip between Yangon and Twante along the Yangon River and Twante Canal. But there should be at least 3 persons for the boat rip.)

Option: You can choose your visit to Kyauktan by a coach where you can sight-see the Mid-River Pagoda by a boat.
 

Scott Market


 

Day 7 Yangon Departure by TG304 (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.