Mandalay City Tour Full Day
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- Explore sacred Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay
- Visit Amarapura with legendary U Bein Bridge
- See the perfect moment of thousand monks queue up for lunch at Mahagandayon monastery
- Discover Kuthodaw Pagoda – “The World’s Biggest Book” and the Golden Shwenandaw Monastery
Private Mandalay City Tour Full Day will bring you the overview of Mandalay City with its beauty of Pagodas, craft workshops and beautiful landscape. You will have chance to visit Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay’s most important religious site; legendary U Bein Bridge; observe the thousand monks queue up for lunch at Mahagandayon monastery; “The World’s Biggest Book” – Kuthodaw Pagoda and Golden Shwenandaw Monastery.
Mandalay City Tour Full Day
This morning, our guide and driver will pick-up you from your hotel in Mandalay and then start this full day tour.
Your first visit today is to the Mahamuni Pagoda, famous for one of the country’s most honored Buddha images, fully covered in gold leaves. People come there daily and always applied the gold leaves to the Buddha images, but only man can do. The road next to Mahamuni Pagoda is the marble street where all of families doing marble carving. There is also the house do bronze casting there.
After that, we drive to Amarapura and visit the mythical U-Bein Bridge, built in 1782 when Amarapura was the Royal Capital. This 1,2km Bridge through the Taungthaman Lake is known as the longest teakwood bridge in the world. This place is absolutely amazing in the sunrise and sunset time so it will be extremely crowded at these times. Your next stop is Mahagandayon monastery, where to live more than a thousand of young monks and be the center for monastic study and strict religious discipline. 11am everyday is the lunch time of the monks, so if you are being there at that time, you will have a precious chance to see the thousands of monks queue up for lunch. Such an amazing moment!
Mandalay is also the home of many traditional crafts like making gold leaf, tapestries, wood carvings or marionettes. If you wish, you can stop to visit one of these workshop and learn more about the local crafts.
Don’t miss a visit to “The World’s Biggest Book” name Kuthodaw Pagoda. This Pagoda house 729 marble slabs describe the Buddhist teachings to save it from this life to another life. Nearby is the Shwenandaw Monastery, which is the enduring structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century. It was fully by covered by gold so it was also call Golden Monastery. The major interesting thing when visit this monastery is its clever woodcarvings.
If time permit, you can drive to Mandalay Hill for a perfect sunset overview the city before back to your hotel.
Lunch and Dinner at your own account
End of the Mandalay City Tour !
- All transfers & transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
- English speaking guide (Other language guide on request)
- Enrance fee to Mahamuni Pagoda
- Mandalay zone fee
- Government taxes and service charge
- Mineral water on coach
- International & domestic flights
- Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Tipping for guides and drivers
- Personal travel insurance
- Others not mentioned
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