Myanmar Clinical Conference 16-18 November


Wednesday 14th

​Depart Australia with Singapore Airlines & stay overnight in Singapore

Thursday 15th                                                                             B/D

Depart Singapore & arrive into Mandalay in the afternoon. You will visit Mahamuni Pagoda - a Buddhist temple & a major pilgrimage site in Mandalay - housing a large golden Buddha & is one of the five likeliness’ of Buddha ever made. You’ll see locals covering the Buddha with gold leaf from a nearby workshop that you will also visit. Transfer to the 5 star hotel Mandalay Hill Resort & tonight you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner & meet other delegates


Friday 16th                                                                                 B/L/D

       Morning conference sessions with morning tea & lunch

       This afternoon we’ll visit some of the sites in Mandalay - the Golden Palace Monastery, a finely carved teak                 wooden monastery which was an original part of Mandalay’s Royal Palace at Amarapura & is the single                       remaining major original structure of the original palace; you’ll see the world’s largest book at Kuthodaw                   Pagoda, named after the 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings, standing upright in the grounds of         the pagoda. We travel out of the city to see what is probably Mandalay’s most famous site - U Bein Bridge - a             1.2km footbridge built around 1850 & is believed to be the oldest & longest teakwood bridge in the world. You           can walk along the bridge before watching the sunset & then we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant



       Saturday 17th                                                                              B/L

       Morning conference sessions & hospital visit with morning tea & lunch

       This afternoon you travel by boat up the Irrawaddy River to see the Mingun sites. The Pa Hto Taw Gyi Pagoda is         an incomplete monument stupa, the ruins are the remains of a massive construction project begun by King                 Bodawpaya in 1790, which was intentionally left unfinished when he died. It stands 50 mtrs high, a third of its           intended height. You’ll see Mingun Bell - the world’s 2nd largest ringing bell - which weighs 90 tons. You’ll also             see the beautiful Mya Thein Tan Pagoda, also known as the white pagoda, built in 1816. The pagoda's design is           very different to normal Burmese pagodas, consisting of seven concentric terraces which represents the seven           mountains which rise up to Mount Meru



       Sunday 18th                                                                                B/L

       It’s an early start today when we fly to Bagan to visit the amazing Archaeological area consisting of 3,122                   temples, pagodas & stupas. It’s impossible to see them all but we’ll visit the best ones, differing in shape, size &         decoration. We’ll start by visiting Shwezigon Pagoda - a Buddhist temple consisting of a circular gold leaf-gilded         stupa surrounded by smaller temples & shrines, completed in 1102AD. Then we’ll visit Ananda Temple built in             1102AD (one of the best known & most beautiful temples & well preserved); the pyramid like structure of                   Dhammayangyi Pagoda (largest & widest of all the temples in Bagan) & Sulamani Temple (built in 1183 with               frescoes in the interior of the temple). They’ll be a photo stop at Thatbyinnyu Pagoda (one of the tallest temples         at 60mtrs high) before reaching Sunset View Point Hill for sunset, then onto our hotel located within the                     Archaeological Zone with ancient temples on our doorstep!




       Monday 19th                                                                             B/L/D

       There’s the chance to see Bagan from above this morning when you join our optional sunrise balloon flight.                 Conference sessions with lunch will run throughout the day, then there’s time late afternoon to visit the temples         near the hotel or relax in the resort pool. Tonight you’ll enjoy a lovely gala dinner


       Tuesday 20th                                                                               B

       We depart Bagan & fly to Mandalay. For those delegates joining our post conference tour, we continue onto Inle         Lake. The delegates travelling back to Australia will first visit the ancient imperial capital of Inwa before flying             home. You’ll take a horse & carriage ride to visit the Bagaya Kyaung, a 19th-century working monastery made           of teak, then visit the brick & stucco Maha Aungmye Bonzan monastery, dating from the 1800’s. Then it’s back           to the airport to check-in for your flight home & have lunch




       PROF CONNIE KATELARIS                        IMMUNOLOGY

       DR JOE DUNN                                         PSYCHIATRY

       MR ANDREW ROBARDS                            FINANCE



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