Enchanting Mandalay, full day tour
Morning starting the tour from Mahamuni Buddha Image, the most revered Buddha statue in entire Myanmar. The whole image, except, the face is covered with thick layers of gold foils; a token of the devotees’ intense faith to Buddha. Continue to Golden Palace Monastery, a delicately carved wooden building where we will see the excellent wood arts. Kuthodaw Pagoda is very close to Mandalay Hill and consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. A visit to 230 meters high Mandalay Hill will let you find a scenic view of the city, the plains surrounding it, the Shan Mountain, as well as the Ayeyarwaddy River, especially great at sunset. Visit one of the tapestry workshops or gold leaf making cottage if interested. Lunch is served at local restaurant with special foods from Mandalay. Afternoon, visit Amarapura, a royal capital founded before Mandalay. Firstly, we take you to Mahagandayon, one of the most prominent monasteries where nearly a thousand monks live and study. It’s a chance to observe unique Myanmar monkshood. A brief stop is possible at traditional silk & cotton weaving. Afterwards, proceed to U Bein Bridge originally built in 1851. Take a leisurely walk over the bridge and enjoy the panoramic view of Taungthaman Lake and enjoy the most beautiful sunset once in a lifetime!
Duration of tour
Starting at 08:00 am and ending before sunset around 06:00 PM
A private air-con car, English speaking stationed guide, entrance fees / zone fees in Mandalay, Burmese lunch, water and cold towel
Our day tour departs from hotel in Mandalay