Mandalay, one of the Ancient Royal Capitals of Myanmar, is often perceived as Asia at its most traditional, timeless and alluring, but those who come here, meet a booming and vibrant city. However, despite the energy and thriving business it's where the cultural heart of Myanmar lies and tradition of music, dance and drama are still alive. This half day tour is the perfect introduction to the rich heritage of Myanmar’s second largest city.
HighlightsPrivate tourGood for those who don't have full day availabilityKnowledgeable and friendly guideThe most beautiful temples of Mandalay in a halfdayBeautiful sunset at U Bein BridgeYour guide will arrive to your hotel (within city area) in the morning or in the noon time for your Mandalay sightseeing for the half day.Firstly, visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda. This pagoda houses one of the country’s most honored Buddha images, completely covered in gold leaves that are every day applied to the statue by male devotees.Proceed to Kuthodaw Pagoda, frequently dubbed as “The World’s Biggest Book” for its collection of 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Directly south of Mandalay Hill stands the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, known as the pagoda of the Great Marble Image.Admire the huge Buddha, carved from a single block of marble. It’s said that the colossal marble block took 10,000 men almost two weeks to transport it from the riverside to its current location.Then it’s off to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only enduring structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century. This impressive structure is celebrated for its remarkable woodcarvings.After the half day excursion in the noon time for morning tour and in the evening for noon tour, transfer back to your hotel by ending the tour.