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Yet_land_bg Mysteries of Myanmar: Burmese Heritage Revealed

Dates: November 21 - December 4, 2017

Total Duration: 14 days

Cost: $5,995 including airfare from Los Angeles, San Francisco (plus $503 airline taxes and fees). Per person, based on double occupancy

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active

Mimi Yiengpruksawan
History of Art, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Region: South Eastern Asia


With traditions unchanged from time immemorial, a rich Buddhist culture, and diverse ethnic groups, Myanmar presents a singular travel experience. Your small group, limited to only 24 guests, sets out on the road to Mandalay, visits the spectacular temples at Bagan, tours colonial Yangon and explores pastoral Inle Lake. Beginning in Yangon, tour the downtown area, including revered Shwedagon Pagoda, and call on Kalaywa Tawa Monastery to learn from the monks about the fundamental role of Buddhism in Burmese culture. Fly to Mandalay, where you will visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, the Shwe Kyaung "Golden Palace Monastery," and Kuthodaw Pagoda, housing the Buddhist scripture carved on 729 marble slabs. Fly to Bagan, "city of four million pagodas" and one of the richest archaeological sites in all of Asia, to visit several important shrines and dine in the home of a local Burmese family. Explore Bagan by pony cart, then travel to beautiful Inle Lake for a three-night stay and Lake Region touring. On its shore and islands are 17 villages on stilts inhabited mostly by native Intha people, and you will have the opportunity to dine in the floating home of a local Intha family.

Post-trip extension: Angkor Wat

Mimi Yiengpruksawan

Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan received her Ph.D. in Japanese Art from the University of California at Los... more>>