Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) June 26, 2013
The customizable eight-day, seven-night tour begins in the historic city of Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon in its days of British occupation. Here travelers can discover the most revered temple in Myanmar, the Shwedagon Pagoda as well as countless colonial buildings led by an expert Backyard Travel guide.
The tour then moves on to Bagan where travelers can investigate some lesser-known sites as well as taking a cruise down the Irrawaddy River to experience everyday riverside life and pay visit to the Kuthodaw Pagoda nicknamed the ‘World’s Biggest Book’ due to the 729 marble stone slabs containing Buddhist scripture that can be found there.
From Bagan the intriguing tour moves to Ava and then Amarapura, two former capitals of Myanmar. In Amarapura travelers will have the chance to visit the Mahagandayon monastery, home to over 1,000 monks and take a walk along U Bein bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge.
The insightful tour then takes travelers to the majestic Inle Lake to observe the fascinating lifestyle of locals and their stilted villages. Led by an expert local guide, travelers can take a boat cruise around the lake and witness the leg-rowing fishermen ply their trade.
Before departing marvelous Myanmar, the tour returns to Yangon where travelers can take a ride around the outskirts of the city on the famous circular train prior to visiting the bustling Bogyoke market full of stalls flogging handmade goods and curiosities.
This Best of Myanmar tour is now available with a discount of 10% when taken before 30 September 2013.
“Myanmar is a magnet for those who like the adventure of leaving the well-trodden path but also enjoy the conveniences of modern day travel,” said Backyard Travel’s General Manager Maeve Nolan. “This special discount promotion will allow travelers the chance to enjoy the magic of Myanmar at a discounted rate and hopefully give more people the opportunity to be touched by this amazing country and its friendly people.”
About Backyard Travel
Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor-made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan and China. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit http://www.backyardtravel.com or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BackyardTravel.