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In 1280, Taungoo was founded by the two brothers. King Thinkaba (1347-1358) built a palace near Gyobinseik village. King Pyanchi (1368 –1377) planted groves of toddy palms and built many pagodas and monasteries. King Minkyinyo (1486- 1531) founded the capital called ‘Kaytumadi’at the present Taungoo’s place. King Tabinshwehti(1591 – 50) maintained a cart – road from Taungooto Pyay and another cart – road from Taungoo to Bago. They are said to be the present alignment. King Bayintnaung (1551 – 81) built the Mahazedi pagoda at which he enshrined a stone alms bowl, the Buddha’s tooth relic and many precious stones.

Pho Kyar Elephants Camp

Pho Kyar Elephants camp is located in the foothills of the Bago Yoma mountain range and lies within the saing ya tropical reserve forest. It is about 16 kilometers from the town of Thargaya on Yangon-Mandalay highway and 330 kilometers from Yangon and 389 kilometers from Mandalay.

The place has emerged as an ideal ecotourism spot and enjoys a spectacular location, surrounded by a zigzagging stream and full of the fragrance of wild orchids and seasonal flowers. The stream supplies an abundance of water for local residents and also provides a bathing place for elephants. This trip provides the opportunity to visit an elephant Village, where you can see the skillful manner in which the mahoot (elephant handler) communicates with his elephant.

Duration :  3 Days/ 2 Nights
Destination :  Yangon - Taungoo - Po Kyar Camp
Tour Code :  MHT-003


Day - 1 Yangon - Taungoo

Early morning upon arrival in YANGON International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Mai Hsoong tour guide and drive to TAUNGOO, which take about six hours and another 1.5 hours to Pho Kyar Resort. Observe around surrounding area of resort until dinner. Overnight at Pho Kyar Resort.

Day - 2 Full day Po Kyar Elephant Camp

After Breakfast experience how the elephant bathe and ride the elephant in the forest. Trekking to elephant camp. Meet with the elephant trainers and experienced their lives style. Lunch and dinner included. Overnight at Pho Kyar Resort.

Day - 3 Taungoo - Yangon

After breakfast, return to Yangon. Directly transfer to hotel. Take your lunch on the way.

NOTES: Itinerary is subject to changes depending on flights, road conditions and availability of rooms. A supplement for changes might apply.