Journey on cruise on the Irrawaddy River to the ancient city of Mingun visiting famous for many Buddhist shrines, monasteries. Meditation centers and monuments of historical and cultural importance call Mingun home. In the evening, you will enjoy sunset along the Irrawaddy River as you sail back to Mandalay.
At 08:30, your guide will meet you at from your hotel and escort you to the jetty for a pleasant 1.5 hour cruise on the Irrawaddy River to the ancient city of Mingun. Famous for many Buddhist shrines, monasteries, meditation centers and monuments of historical and cultural importance.Upon arrival the first call is Pa Hto Taw Gyi Pagoda, constructed under the order of King Badawpaya it was meant to be the largest in the world (at a projected height of 150 meters/ 500ft) but he died during construction so today it sits incomplete however, still an impressive sight and there are panoramic views from the top.Next onto Mya Thein Tan Pagoda, also known as White Pagoda, which was built by King Sagaing in1816 and restored in 1874. A white pagoda it is quite different in design and style from most pagodas in Myanmar and was named after a princess who died in childbirth.We also head to see here is Mingun Bell, said to be the largest un-cracked, ringing bell in the world at 90-tonnes and a diameter of almost 5 metres. The Bell was made of bronze; but it is said that Buddhist devotees inserted gold. silver ornaments and jewelry into the bronze.In the evening, you will enjoy sunset along the Irrawaddy River as you sail back to Mandalay. You will then be transferred back to the hotel.