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    Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

    Tour Code: PLG/F-01
    PLG Tours Modules: Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival  
    Tour Duration: 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

    Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival

    Myanmar : Old TempleThe biggest event in the southern area of Shan takes place at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda that situated in Inle Lake, one of the most amazing and magical places in Asia. It is held from the first day of the waxing moon to the third day after the full moon of Thadingyut. It takes about 18 days. This festival is held with great magnificence and pageantry.

    The Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda is one of the famous principal shrine in Myanmar, this pagoda houses five small Buddha images which are much revered by lake dwellers.
    During the 18 days of the festival, a ceremonial Karaweik- a replica of the ancient Royal Barge displays and carries four of the Buddha Images which are much revered around the lake, from village to village, to bless of leg-rowers and hundreds of boats follow the procession. The smallest of the five figures stays at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda to act as 'guardian' of the temple, following on ancient that happened many years ago when the procession used to carry all five images around the lake.

    Among the dance shows and fan-fairs, the most interesting event of the festival, especially for foreigners is Shan traditional boat races due to their unique leg rowing. It is the one and only place in the world that one can see such marvelous act. This year Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival will begin on 12th October and end on 29th October. 18th and 22nd October is special recommend for taking photographs.

    Thousand of people from all villages nearby and the Pilgrims of the whole country come to pay homage to the Images and enjoy this most holy of Shan celebrations.

    Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival Tour Program

    Day 01 : Oct-02, 2011 Yangon Arrival
    Welcome on arrival Yangon, meet and transfer to hotel. Start sightseeing to Shwedagon Pagoda – over 2500 years old and one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments, Sule Pagoda – over 2000 years old surrounding the old colonial style building in the city centre, Bothathaung Pagoda. Stay overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

    Day 02 : Oct-03, 2011 Yangon- Heho – Pindaya – InleMyanmar Travel : Pindaya
    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport to Heho by domestic flight. Drive to Pindaya to visit Pindaya caves unique for the thousands of Buddha Images placed by there pilgrims over many centuries, drive back to Nyaung Shwe. Transfer to Nyaung Shwe jetty and boat trip to Inle lake. Overnight at the hotel in Inle.

    Day 03 : Oct-04, 2011 InleMyanmar : Floating Market
    After breakfast, visit to Lin Kin for sightseeing of Phaungdawoo Pagoda's annual Processional Festival. Enjoy traditional leg-rowing boat races with music and dance show. Visit to the weaving village of Inpawkhon and Ngaphekyaung Monastery - popular for its jumping cats and numerous collections of Buddha images and alters. Overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake .

    Day 04 : Oct-05, 2011 Inle
    Visit to Nyaung Shwe to pay homage to the revered Buddha Images and enjoy more of traditional leg-rowing boat racing. Overnight in Inle.

    Day 05 : Oct-06, 2011 Inle- Taungyi -YangonMyanmar Travel : Kakku
    After breakfast, transfer to Nyaung Shwe by boat. Drive to Taunggyi. Visit to Taunggyi Market, Continue to Kakku - very impressive with it's beautiful 2548 Myanmar Travel : Inle Pagodaspagodas believed to have been built since 307 BC and two old bronze ringing bells. Continue drive to Heho Airport . Flight back to Yangon . Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

    Day 06 : Oct -07, 2011 Yangon - Departure
    After breakfast, visit to Scott Market – gems arts & crafts souvenir stores, Chaukhtatkyi – a large Reclining Buddha Image, Kabaraye Pagoda that means World Peace Pagoda. Then, transfer to Yangon airport for departure.



    No. Date Form
    Departure Time
    To Remark
    1 28.09.2011 Phaung Daw Oo Monastery 04:00 AM Opening Ceremony

    Night Stop

    2 07:00 AM Khey Paw Khon
    3 29.09.2011 Khey Paw Khon 08:30 AM Indein


    4 Indein 02:30 PM Heya Ywa Ma 2 Nights
    5 30.09.2011 Heya Ywa Ma Heya Ywa Ma Night Stop
    6 01.10.2011 Heya Ywa Ma 07:00 AM Nga Phe Chaung Night Stop
    7 02.10.2011 Nga Phe Chaung 07:00 AM Khay Sar Night Stop
    8 03.10.2011 Khay Sar 07:00 AM Pwe Sar Lunch
    9 Pwe Sar 01:00 PM Lin Kin Night Stop
    10 04.10.2011 Lin Kin 07:00 AM Nyaung Shwe 3 Nights
    11 05.10.2011 Nyaung Shwe Nyaung Shwe Night Stop
    12 06.10.2011 Nyaung Shwe Nyaung Shwe Night Stop
    13 07.10.2011 Nyaung Shwe 07:00 AM Nam Thea Lunch
    14 Nam Thea 01:00 PM Mine Thauk Night Stop
    15 08.10.2011 Mine Thauk 07:00 AM The Lai Oo Night Stop
    16 09.10.2011 The Lai Oo 07:00 AM Kay Sar Lunch
    17 Kay Sar 02:30 AM Za Yat Kyee Night Stop
    18 10.10.2011 Za Yat Kyee 07:00 AM Pha Ya Pawk Lunch
    19 Pha Ya Pawk 02:30 AM Nampan Night Stop
    20 11.10.2011 Nampan 07:00 AM Ma Kyee Sape Lunch
    21 Ma Kyee Sape 02:00 PM Khim Kham Night Stop
    22 12.10.2011 Khim Kham 07:00 AM Mine Phyoe Night Stop
    23 13.10.2011 Mine Phyoe 07:00 AM Nyung Taw Night Stop
    24 14.10.2011 Nyaung Taw 07:00 AM In Phaw Khon Lunch
    25 In Phaw Khon 02:30 AM Ye Tha Night Stop
    26 15.10.2011 Ye Tha 08:00 AM Phaung Daw Oo Monastery Night Stop

    04.10.11 at 07:00 AM - Procession from Lin Kin to Nyaung Shwe
    04.10.11 at 10:00 AM - Arrival in Nyaung Shwe with boat race.

    Please feel free to contact us for this special event itinerary.