Ancient Cities Around Mandalay

Day Trips & Excursions in Mandalay
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Tour description

An excursion around Mandalay to explore the former capitals of Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries. Visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. Take a horse-cart ride and you’ll get a glimpse of local life in the Burmese countryside. Visiting Sagaing Hill, a religious center of Myanmar, home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers. Experienced to see the process of making the ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar. Amarapura ‘City of Immortality’, visit to a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products. Continue visit to U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200 year-old teak bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams.

Pick up at the hotel.Pick up time: 08:30 amDepart for an excursion around Mandalay to explore the former capitals of Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura.  Start driving to south of the city to Ava, the capital from 14th to 18th centuries, where a short ferry ride will take us across the river to where our horse and carriage are waiting. Visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. There are many small villages located amid Ava’s ruins and as you travel by horse and cart you’ll get a glimpse of local life in the Burmese countryside.Then, cross a bridge over the Irrawaddy River to Sagaing. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar.  It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae.  We will stop for lunch at local restaurant.We’ll also visit Sagaing’s local market, a typical Burmese market that few tourists visit. Here you will find a range of items for sale including locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. We will also stop at a small pottery village to see the process of making the ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar.Return toward the city and stop at Amarapura, a former capital whose name means ‘City of Immortality’. First visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products. After touring this tranquil site, continue to U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200 year-old teak bridge. The bridge was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace and it is 1.2 kilometers in length making it the world’s longest teak span. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Drop off to the hotel.Drop off time: 05:00 pm

What's included

  • Private Car with air condition
  • Horse cart & Ferry in Ava
  • English speaking guide

What's not included

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Zone fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals, drinks, gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips