ATF 2018 Post Tour Programme
January 27-29, 2018

PT03 The Golden Treasures :

Chiang Mai Lamphun Yangon Bangkok

Saturday 27 Jan 2018

Chiang Mai - Lamphun

9.00 hrs
Leave Chiang Mai for Lamphun.
9.30 hrs
Get a glimpse of community-based tourism at Ban Nong Nguak, Pa Sang District of Lamphun. The villagers are descendants of Yong ethnic people who migrated from Myanmar centuries ago. Until now, they can strongly preserve their cultural heritages, particularly the Buddhism-related arts and architectures. You will be amazed witnessing their great faith, remarkable traditions, and way of life. Visit “Hor Dharm” a pavilion where Pitaka is kept, pay homage to centuries-old Buddha statue to Wat Nong Nguak, participate the workshops of weaving and basketry, and join the “Creative Tourism@Lamphun” activities.
12.30 hrs
14.00 hrs
Explore the ancient civilisation of Lamphun, of which history can be dated back to 1,300 years ago.

Wat Chama Dhevi. Built in 755 by the Khmer, the Buddhist temple houses a pyramid-shaped pagoda stupa in the style of India’s Bodh Gaya architectural style. All faces of the pagoda are decorated with 60 Buddha statues. The octagon Rattana Chedi on the right side of the vihara was built in the 12th century.

Wat Phrathat Haripunchai. Located at the heart of Lamphun town, the temple houses a significant pagoda which has been considered as Lamphun’s landmark for over a thousand of years. According to Lanna believe, the pagoda is dedicated to those who were born in the year of rooster.
17.00 hrs
Dinner and check-in at Jamadhevi Hotel, Lamphun.

Sunday 28 Jan 2018

Chiang Mai - Yangon

7.00 hrs
8.30 hrs
Leave for Chiang Mai International Airport.
10.30 hrs
Depart for Yangon, Myanmar.
13.00 hrs
Arrive at Yangon and explore its cultural heritages namely Botahtaung Pagoda, or the “Pagoda of Thousand Military Officers”, which was built to keep the sacred hair of the Lord Buddha before moving to Shwedagon Pagoda, make a wish with Bo Bo Gyi, a famous guardian spirit who protects the Buddha’s hair relic and the female nut spirit Amadaw Mya Nan New.

Witness the great faith of Myanmar Buddhists who built a gigantic reclining Buddha housed at Chaukhtatgyi Buddha Temple. The Buddha statue is over 70 metres long, and adorned with elaborate decoration.

Visit the world’s biggest and oldest pagoda, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Main attraction of Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda is also a spiritual centre of Myanmar, with a long history dated back to 2,000 years ago.
18.00 hrs
Dinner and check in to hotels.

Monday 29 Jan 2018

Yangon - Bangkok

8.00 hrs
Stand right in the heart of Yangon at the location of Sule Pagoda, which was made the centre of the city and an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography shortly after the British Occupation.

Shop till you drop at Scott Market, which offers produces from all Myanmar ranging from daily utensils, handicrafts to precious ornaments like gemstone.
10.45 hrs
Check in at Yangon International Airport.
12.55 hrs
Depart for Bangkok.
14.40 hrs
Arrive in Bangkok.

Remark: the itinerary is flexible and subject to change without prior notice.