Culture Week in Myanmar

Mandalay Monastery, Myanmar

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15 people
7 days
Code: 421
Activity and Adventure, Cultural Experiences
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Our Myanmar Culture week is a must for you to truly appreciate your new surroundings and overcome any “culture shock” you may experience.

You will be introduced to this country’s culture, traditions, history and lifestyle in a short amount of time through: Burmese cooking lessons, language lessons, tours to famous historical spots, visits to ‘off the map’ local treasures and more!

This is a great first step to take part in before you begin your community engagement projects. Familiarizing yourself through this Culture week will help you enjoy and appreciate your time here even more!

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Ensure you understand and respect Burmese customs
  • Help you memorize helpful phrases in the local language
Schedule
Monday
  • Breakfast
  • Culture & language class
  • Lunch
  • Exploring the locality including the market, the shopping mall and more in order to get you acquainted with your new surroundings
  • Welcome dinner outside
Tuesday
  • Breakfast
  • Visit Mandalay palace, a reconstruction of the former royal palace featuring striking rooms, a watchtower to get a bird's-eye view and a museum where you will learn about the former Burmese royal capital
  • Lunch outside
  • Visit the pagoda atop Mandalay Hill, the landmark that gave the city its name, which offers an incredible view of the whole city
  • Dinner
Wednesday
  • Breakfast
  • A visit to Mingun by boat ride across the  Irrawaddy river! Mingun is a local village with some of the most fantastic temples in Mandalay
  • Lunch outside
  • Cooking class
  • Dinner
  • A visit to Ubeien Bridge, one of Mandalays highlights and go-to spots for watching the sunset
Thursday
  • Breakfast
  • Visit Muhahamuni temple, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar
  • Lunch outside
  • Visit Shwenandaw Monastery, known for the Buddhist myth and legend carvings that its walls and rooftops feature.
  • Project discussion
  • Dinner
Friday
  • Breakfast
  • Visit placements and observe activities
  • Lunch outside
  • Contribute towards a placement
  • Evaluation
  • Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment
  • Modest clothing - covering your shoulders, legs and down to your knees for temples, schools and sacred sites

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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