Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Burma. The city is the economic and religious hub of upper Myanmar. The city is centered on the royal palace, and has wide avenues filled with bicycles and motorcycles. Mandalay is known for its millionaires, its monks (half of the country’s monks live in Mandalay and surrounding areas) and its cultural diversity. You can see astounding pagodas _ Kuthodaw, Sulamani, Mahamuni and Kyauktawgyi_ as well as an ancient bridge, Mandalay hill and spectacular places.
Mahamuni Pagoda is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma, located southwest of Mandalay. The image is cast in bronze in the Bhumisparsha Mudra posture, wearing a crown set with precious stones like diamonds and rubies. It is 3.80 meters high and weighs about 6.5 tons and covered with a thick layer of gold leaf of about 15 centimeters.
Kuthodaw Pagoda was constructed during the region of King Mindon (1808 – 1878), one of the most popular and revered king of Burma. It comprises a gilded stupa, 188 feet (57 m) high: its four corners are decorated with four large golden Chinthe, mythological lions, that guard the pagoda. The pagoda is also called “the world’s largest book”, surrounded by hundreds of scared stone shrines housing 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures.These slabs are inscribed on both sides with a page of text from the Tipitaka – the Buddhist scriptures composed during the period from c. 500 BC to about the start of the Common Era.
Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery); You can also see the exquisite wood carvings at Shwenandaw Monastery, also known as the Golden Palace. It used to be part of the Mandalay Royal Palace and was completely gilded. The unique feature of this site is that both external and internal sides of the monastery are adorned with intricate wood carvings.
U Bein Bridge; In Amarapura, the fascinating U Bein Bridge which is one of the longest teak bridge in the world. It stretches out for 1.2 kilometers which is pretty impressive feet seeing as it was built over 150 years ago. To be precise, its location is actually in the old ancient capital of Amarapura, which is just on the outskirts of Mandalay. The bridge itself plays a big part in the everyday life of locals with hundreds crossing over by either foot or bicycle to get to work or the local markets. Since becoming a popular tourist attraction, many now make their livelihood from the bridge by offering boat rides, selling food and water or by showing off their impressive knowledge of its history.
Mandalay Hill is a 240 metres (790 ft) hill that is located to the northeast of the city centre of Mandalay in Myanmar. It is the natural watch-tower for the visitors to watch sunrise or sunset over the city plains. Everyone who arrived in Mandalay, usually goes to Mandalay Hill. At the bottom in front of the southwest entrance are the two immense statue of Lions guard the holy hill.
Pyin Oo Lwin, formerly and colloquially referred to as May Myo, is a scenic hill town in Mandalay Division, Myanmar. The city is a resort town for visitors from Myanmar’s major cities during the summertime and a popular stop for foreign tourists during the winter season. This colonial hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin is located about an hour and a half from Mandalay. It is a fantastic destination on any trip. The town’s Edwardian-style buildings and plentiful gardens still hint at its colonial past, and coupled with its pleasant climate _ give Pyin Oo Lwin an atmosphere unlike any other place in Burma.
Pwe Gauk or B.E Waterfall, which is known as Hampshire Falls in British times, are a series of small waterfalls and a popular place for locals to hang out. This waterfall is a pleasant palace to relax and it takes around 15 minutes to get there by road from Pyin Oo Lwin. Pwe Gauk is stunned by its natural beauty and breathtaking by scenery.
National Kandawgyi Gardens were established in 1915 by the British Forest Officer Alex Rodger as the Maymyo Botanical Garden, the garden has a rich and diverse collection of flora, including many English plant varieties and is without a doubt among the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. There is also a tall viewing platform from which you can see 360 degrees around the entire park and across to Pyin Oo Lwin and the surrounding area
Chinese Temple, south of town is a large and colourful Chinese temple built by the many Yunanese immigrants to the town.
Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin (4 Days/3 Nights)
- Round Trip Express Bus Tickets
- 3 Stars Hotel
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Entrance Fees
- Travel Insurance
- Tour Guide
- Drinking water and Refreshing Towels
- Other meals not stated
- Incidental Charges
- Personal expenses
- Other cost not stated in the inclusions
Day 1: Start from Yangon at night (7:00 pm) and continuously pick up the passengers along the way (Myaynigone, Hledan and Thamine). Stop awhile about 30 minutes on the way of restaurant at 115 miles and Move onto the Mandalay
Day 2: Arrive at Mandalay in the early morning and breakfast at local restaurant. And then visit to Mahamuni Buddha Temple, Mandalay Hill, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery).
Buying some of Mandalay traditional foods such as Htoe Mote (Rice Cake), La Mote (Moon Cake), Pickled Salad and Lahpet Thoke (Burmese Tea-leaf Salad), etc.
Afternoon, Lunch at local restaurant and then transport throughout the Shan Mountain to the town of Pyin Oo Lwin.
Arrival Hotel Check in and take a rest for a while at hotel and then you will visit to the immaculately kept National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, Pyin Oo Lwin and continue to Chinese Temple.
In the Evening, Dinner at a restaurant and return to hotel.
Day 3: Breakfast at hotel and visit to Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda , Pwe Gauk Waterfall, December Mini Farm and Peik Chin Myaung Cave.
Lunch at local restaurant and enjoy free time to buy at Sweater Market and some of traditional foods.
In the evening, visit to U Bein Bridge and admire the colourful sunset scene and buy the traditional cotton fabrics at Amarapura, Mandalay. Continue to the Werawsana Jade Pagoda which is reputed the world’s first pagoda built entirely from jade. Then, heading to the way back to Yangon and Dinner at 285 miles on the highway road.
Day 4: Safely arrive to Yangon in the early morning.
(This itinerary menu can be flexibly changed according to local condition without notice.)
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