Start the day with a visit to the Botaaung Pagoda which was
rebuilt after the orignal was destroyed in 1943 by an Allied bomb.
While the pagoda was being cleaned-up, a golden casket in the shape
of a stupa was found containing relics of the Buddha including a
strand of hair. Continue on to the tallest building in the town
area, the Sule Pagoda, which is believed to be have built in the
3rd Century BC.
After lunch take a tour of the National Museum which features a
large selection of exhibits over many eras of Burmese history
including the Lion's Throne. You will then continue on to visit the
Reclining Buddha Pagoda, which is a pavilion housing a 230 foot
statue. About 600 monks live in the monastery and spend their days
studying and meditating.
In the evening you will visit the Shewadagon Pagoda, the largest
and oldest pagoda in Myanmar. You will not fail to be impressive by
the gilded stupa in the centre with a large emerald on the top and
the decorative statues surrounding it. Accoridng to legend, eight
hairs of the last Buddha are ensrhined within.
Overnight: Governor's Residence or Strand Hotel or
Chatrium Hotel or Traders Hotel