amazing myanmar painting

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Amazing myanmar painting
Tour Style:
Classic
Location:
Yangon / Mandalay / Bagan / Inle / Ngwesaung
Duration:
12 nights 13 days

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Day 1 Yangon - Arrival
Transfer from Airport to hotel. On the way to hotel short stop at Inya Day spa for foot message after taking long hour flight. After check in hotel then head to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset. Myanmar’s most holy monument and perhaps its most recognized landmark, visiting Shwedagon in the late afternoon is an unforgettable experience. Optional Activity: Oil Lamp and chanting ceremony can arrange.
Day 2 Yangon - Art gallery of the day
After having breakfast our guide and car pick up hotel for art gallery full day tour, which is situated in heart of downtown in Yangon. Central town of Yangon is fusion of Muslim, Chinese and British architecture that make up vibrant city. Starting tours from Sule Pagoda, City Hall, High Court colonial walking tour around downtown. Lunch at Linkage restaurant which is amazing restaurant combination of art gallery and also non-profit restaurant which teach hospitality and life skill for poor kids .After lunch leading to River Galley and River II gallery which 10 years onward before in Strand and now move to Chindwin Chambers – a small heritage building in 38th Street just three minutes’ walk from our old location. Next we’ll visit Lokanat Gallery, a non-profit gallery that features a small collection of traditional works as well as rotating exhibits of current Burmese artists.    Today your tour ends up in the area of Yangon known as ‘Golden Valley’ at New Treasure Gallery. This art gallery was established by Min Wai Aung, a Burmese artist famous for his paintings of monks. He is possibly one of Burma’s best known artists and captures much of the essence of the country with its spiritual and traditional dimensions.
Day 3 Yangon - Mandalay
Today transfer to Airport to fly to Mandalay. When arrive to Mandalay visit the Mahamyatmuni Pagoda and receive around Kuthodaw Pagoda that house the largest book in the world. After that proceed to the one of the artist home and discuss with one of the representative watercolorists from Upper Myanmar, whose art works are widely displayed nationally and internationally. His works are also displayed in the Myanmar National Museum.  With a deep fondness for historical detail, having worked for a period in the Department of Archeology, Marlar’s signature landscapes of historical sites in Bagan and Mandalay are filled with intricate touching details and a quiet authenticity.  His penchant for historical landscapes and portraits of rural life and community in both watercolour and oil provide a unique view of a bygone era of Myanmar life as well as an idiosyncratic historical record. Apart from his prolific passion for painting, U Marlar was also a devoted art teacher dedicated to educating the next generation of Myanmar painters. Today evening climb the 1729 steps up Mandalay Hill for sunset on the top of the mountain. Remark: If U MarLar is not available we will arrange one of the famous artist from Mandalay.
Day 4 Mandalay - Amarapura - Inwa - Mandalay
Meet up with our guide and vehicle pick up and transfer to visit handicraft workshop at Aung Lan which place can see all handicraft like tapestry and marionette handicraft where you can see how to make the marionette step by step shown from marionette master and can get own master piece . Later than visit to Bronze casting place Tha Pa wati U Wing Maung who is famous for bronze casting and also can visit to marble stone casting. Next place to visit to U Bein the longest teak bridge in the world. Next place we will lead to Amarapura the town is full of textiles store and small work factories can visit weaving factory to see how fabrics are made. Continue to Inwa, the capital from 14-18th centuries, traveling by horse and car to see the crumbling ruins of the palace, monasteries and other buildings. Cross the Ayeyarwaddy River and head for the picturesque Sagaing Hill. The area houses an incredible amount of pagodas and monasteries, all painted white. It is regarded to as a religious center in Myanmar and is home to over 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers. In the evening, take time to enjoy the puppetry show in Mandalay (The Revival of a Dying Art). Like other marionettes in the world, this performance presents us with Myanmar literature, history, religion, local life styles & customs. By using traditional functions the themes were drawn from the ten great lives and the 550 birth stories of the lord Buddha and from histories many significant artistic works Myanmar including dancing and music, wood carving, sequin embroidery and painting. You will have an unforgettable experience and feel closer with this country throughout your trip here or visit the politically-charged comedy show by the Moustache Brothers.
Day 5 (Mandalay- Bagan)
Today fly to Bagan where full of Art and stunning thousand of an ancient pagoda and also known as the renowned for its lacquer ware. Bagan is the oldest lacquer ware shop where master craftsmen have been honing their expertise for centuries. After being talked through the process of creating a lacquer ware piece, guests will have the opportunity to paint over designs sketched onto coasters by the craftsmen - enabling them to take their very own masterpiece away with you. The process begins with forming objects from bamboo, then painting them with lacquer, a varnish made from Thit-si. Depending on the quality desired, between eight and 16 layers of lacquer will be applied- a high-end piece of lacquer ware can take a year to complete.   After drying, the surface is polished.  The last stage is where things get creative and this is your chance to take part. We will collect master piece late evening after tour or next day before we start the tour. Next place to see the sand art in bagan that you will find mainly in the Bagan area is sand painting. Not having traditional canvas available, artists spread an acrylic glue on cloth and sprinkle fine sand on it. Once it is dry it is ready to be painted.  Even so some artist are starting to paint their own designs, a lot of paintings are copies of murals found throughout the temples, most notably the Gubyaukgyi temple dating from the 12th century. This particular temple has some of the most well preserved murals in Bagan. In a preservation effort the Department of Archaeology has banned photography and especially making carbon copies of these murals, but local artists took advantage of the chaos after the earthquake in 1975 to gain access to the temple and copy some of the murals. Today evening sunset cocktail cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River.
Day 6 (Bagan)
Optional Sunrise Balloons over Bagan. This early morning before sunrise we will arrange for sunrise painting class with the artisan from Bagan at the one of famous temple with good view. After finishing sunrise painting class tour around the temple and Pagoda with E-bike. Two thousand pagodas over 26sq km of flat terrain, Bagan’s best pagodas are situated in places where vehicles cannot reach. In order to see an alternative side to Bagan and witness temples rarely visited by tourists, the best way to explore is by automatic electric bike. Weaving through the jungle paths and lesser known trails you will encounter an ancient world closed off to the outside world for hundreds of years. Here lie some of Bagan’s oldest Pagodas, once home to a vast empire, these forgotten pagodas are reminiscent of the Khmer empire at Angkor Wat. First is Shwezigon pagoda, one of the four most significant buildings in Bagan which served as the centre of reflection and prayer. Meet with a local senior Buddhist monk at a local monastery and you may speak with the monk about Buddhism in Myanmar Then, continue to Ananda temple with its four huge standing – Buddha images and numerous seated figures arranged around the interior gallery. Make a short excursion at Anauk Pwa Saw village to see the cotton weaving work as well as Minanthu village which produces cooking oil from peanuts. Also enjoy lunch at local restaurant on the way. Return back to hotel and take a rest. In the late afternoon, visit to the Dhammayangyi pagoda, Bagan’s largest temple. The temple is a large square, single story, pyramidal temple with six monumental ascending exterior terraces. Finally, enjoy sunset from one of the most scenic spots in town and return to the hotel in the early evening to freshen up and relax at the hotel.
Day 7 (Bagan – Inle)
Free at leisure until our guide and vehicle pick up and transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Nyaung Shwe and embark to local boat sails to your hotel. The freshwater lake of Inle is Myanmar’s second largest and measures about 70km². Located at an altitude of 880 meters, the lake is also one of the highest in the country, with a cool climate and exceptional flora and fauna. Inle is famous for its unique leg-rowers. This unusual style of rowing requires remarkable balance and definitely takes some practice. Cooking class follow by ecploration of the Inle heritage foundation. The cooking classes are intended for adults and children who would like to discover the secrets of the gastronomy in the Inle area. Prepare with one of our chefs delicious and authentic dishes at the renowned Inthar Heritage House restaurant, using home-cooking methods and traditional recipes, following the principle of “Teaching with pleasure and respecting the produce”. Before or after the cooking class, visit the site and get a view of how we promote culture and traditions of the Inle area and support sustainable development. Cooking class Upon arrival, enjoy welcome drinks (Shan tea, fresh juices). Next, the chef of the Inthar Heritage House will present you the menu, give details about the class, ingredients and cooking methods. After this introduction, the chef will show you their vegetable gardens and pick the ingredients for the meal. Back in the kitchen, clean the vegetables and start cooking, with step-by-step teaching of the chef. As soon as dessert is ready, we can sit down and enjoy the meal. Before or after the Cooking Class: The Inthar Heritage restaurant is part of the Inle Heritage Foundation, which promotes the heritage of Inle cultures and supports sustainable development of the Inle region. During the guided visit we will show you conservation and preservation activities (Burmese Cats, Lake Species aquarium), the Vocational Training Center (hospitality business education) and environment-friendly agriculture.
Day 8 (Inle Lake)
This morning after breakfast staring tour from Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, after that continue to Inpawkhone where you can see and learn silk weaving and lotus weaving workshop you can learn how to make lotus weaving step by step processing and can try yourself how to do it . In there you can buy Myanmar traditional longyi and textiles from this workshop. Next place visit to Cheroot factory and silver workshop and floating market and continue to Indein Pagoda complex is situated. Take the small covered path from the Pa O tribe village to a monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden under vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over the surroundings and into the valley with the lake in the far distance.
Day 9 (Inle Lake – Yangon - Ngwe Saung)
Transfer from hotel to Airport fly back to Yangon. Continue next destination to Ngwe Saung which is situated in Pathein approximately 5 hours’ drive from Yangon city. Ngwe Saung beach is newly open in Ayeyarwaddy delta region. Besides the vibrant culture, pagodas, temples and Jungle Mountains in Myanmar, there are also some of the most pristine beaches in all of Southeast Asia. Miles of empty white sand beaches, brilliant blue seas, all backed by towering coconut palms, Ngwe Sung is Myanmar’s premier beach destination. Can get chance to swim, sail, kayak, and feast on lobster and prawn by candle light as the sun sinks into the Indian Ocean. Once arrive to Ngwe Saung check in hotel and free & leisure today.
Day 10 (Ngwe Saung)
Breakfast at hotel walking or taking motorbike and visit to surrounded islands which is lover islands. Lover’s Island is the perfect spot to watch the sun set into the sea every evening. The Kyauk Maumghnama Pagoda, signifying the brother and sister rocks and the two other pagodas of Hsutaungpi perched on two rocks are good spots to visit. Next place to visit to the downtown market nearby Ngwe Saung beach this local market are selling local dry foods and, clothes and souvenir making by pearl.
Day 11 (Ngwe Saung – Yangon)
Free & Easy in the morning. Depart Ngwe Saung at 1pm with a stop in Pathein to visit parasol workshop. Arrive back in Yangon at 7pm. You will be dropped back in your hotel or residence.
Day 12 (Yangon)
Today is last day for explore in Yangon before fly back to home country. Explore some of the smaller art galleries such as Nawaday Tharlar and Gallery 65 and head to the huge and historic Bogyoke (Scott) Market. Next place to explore is TS1 Pop up project this Yangon Pop-Up Project includes three distinct spaces for commerce, culture and cuisine. The concept, developed by Pun & Projects, further connects Myanmar with the global community and increases momentum toward urban renewal and cultural exchange in the country. Last place to visit is Pomelo the best selection of contemporary handicrafts in Yangon – and all produced by projects supporting disadvantaged groups in Myanmar. Fall in love with the colourful paper dogs and bags featuring bold graphic images as well as the exquisite Chin weavings and jewellery made from recycled materials.
Day 13 (Departure)
Before departure flight time free and leisure at hotel. Our guide and vehicle will pick up and transfer from hotel to Airport for departure.