Pilgrimage Tour in Yangon

Pilgrimage Tour in Yangon

Trace the path of a Yangon legend that stretches back 2000 years on our guided Pilgrimage Tour. Visit three stupas where many years ago sacred Buddha relics, brought from India, were enshrined by two merchant brothers. Join local pilgrims on this fascinating spiritual journey.

Your guide and driver will greet you at your hotel to embark on your Pilgrimage Tour. Legend states that 2000 years ago two merchant brothers traveled from Yangon to India with 8 holy hairs from Gottama Buddha. Along the way several were stolen yet the King in Yangon placed the remaining 4 relics in a special box and they miraculously replicated to the original number. This auspicious occasion was followed by the enshrinement of the hairs.

First you’ll visit Botataung Pagoda. The 40-metre high golden pagoda is an impressive site from the outside and inside there is a mini museum displaying many interesting items including the sacred relic of legend. This is the site where the brothers arrived back in Yangon, greeted by the king and his soldiers. Botataung means ‘1000 soldiers’ and was built by one of the brothers specifically to house this relic.

Drive toward central downtown, where you can drive or take a short walking tour past the colonial-style buildings such as the Post Office and Strand Hotel, to MahabandoolaPark and Sule Paya.

Sule Paya is located in the centre of downtown and is an octagonal Mon-style pagoda. Throughout the day Sule Paya is busy with local pilgrims and monks who come to pray and pay their respects to the Buddha relic, placed here by descendants of the second brother.

Finally you’ll visit Shwedagon Pagoda, where the remaining relics were enshrined. This 99-metre high golden temple is one of Myanmar’s most iconic sites. Visit around the temple, which is also likely to be busy with local pilgrims, and learn about the myths and beliefs surrounding this pagoda. If you are visiting in the afternoon, the setting sun will reflect off the gold-color stupa- a breathtaking site.

Transfer back to your hotel.

Time: 0800-1200, 1300-1700

Recommended Departure: Afternoon, for sunset at Shwedagon


PRICING: in US Dollars per person

Rates are valid until 30 Apr 2013







Single Supplement








NOTE: Due to daily fluctuations in the local currency exchange rate,  We cannot guarantee this tariff rate. Please contact your travel consultant for the current pricing.

 Our services include:

  • English-speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees for sites mentioned in program
  • Transportation in a private, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water and Refreshing towel

 Our services do not include:

  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other items not mentioned
  • Visits not mentioned in the program

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