(Day 1) YANGON –BAGO-KYAIKHTIYOE
After breakfast & check-out at hotel, about 4-hr-countryside-car-drive to (a) the Kinpun base camp of Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda aka Golden Rock, which is worldwide- known for its precarious balancing position, lying on the edge of the base cliff connected with the main pagoda platform with the iron bridge. Then from (a) to (b) the upper hill-truck station near Golden Rock Pagoda by a mountain-open hill-truck , it takes about 45-minutes, if the traffic is clear. Then 3-minute-walk from (b) to check-in at the hotel, which is just 10-minutes-walk away to/from (c) the Kyaikhtiyoe pagoda. It's a country drive from Yangon to the Golden Rock and on the sides of motor road, are the broad fields of mainly rice plantations together with the other seasonal crops and the scenery is idyllic to soothe your nerves, on the way stop at the Golden Banyan Tree believed to be inhabited by the automobile Nat/spirit, explore the Htaukkyan War Cemetery well-maintained by the British Common Wealth and visit Kyaikpun Phaya with 4-seated-sitting Buddha images of cir 9.5 m high facing the 4 cardinal points of the campus, before proceeding to drive to the Golden Rock, lunch will be on the way to Kyaikhto and time for dinner at the hotel and overnight there at the Golden Rock.
(Day 2) KYAIKHTIYOE-BAGO-YANGON (B)
In the morning after breakfast & check-out at the hotel, 5-minute walk from the hotel to the mountain hill truck station, from there by the open hill-truck, to the base camp ( 45-minute drive) where our car is waiting for us, leave for Bago, It's about 105-km, cir-2- hr drive along the route of Kyaikhto-Waw-Bago, on the way, stop at the rubber plantation to see how the rubber sap is collected to make the rubber sheets, photo stop at the dry fish village at Waw City. Upon arrival at Bagao, before or after lunch there, make a photo stop at Shwehmawdaw Pagoda, visit the reconstructed partially finished Kambawzathadi Palace, the founding place of the broadest 2nd Burmese empire, originally built in 16th century, Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha then proceed to drive to the Yangon for 2-hours or so along the route of Bago-Helgu-Yangon, which is less than 80-km, time for dinner, check-in & overnight at the hotel in Yangon. B=Breakfast