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$125 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Monywa Day Trip from Mandalay Including Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mandalay PalaceAfter hotel pickup in the early morning, your day trip starts with the roughly 3-hour drive from Mandalay to Monywa, passing by Myint Mu. Visit Po Win Daung Caves, a Buddhist cave complex built into the rocks that's home to relics dating back hundreds of years. Then visit a restaurant for lunch before continuing your tour to Thanboddhay Pagoda, perhaps the biggest attraction in the city. See the thousands of small Buddha images inside the temple, and then visit Bodhi Tataung Pagoda to see seated Buddha statues under a bodhi tree. Your tour then ends with the drive back to Mandalay for return to your hotel in the late afternoon.Duration: 1 day

$125 Cultural & Theme Tours

Monywa Day Trip from Mandalay Including Lunch

The driver will pick you up from your hotel in Mandalay around 7am and head to Monywa, passing by Sagaing and Myint Mu. First, visit Po Win Daung Caves, a complex caves and buildings carved into the living rocks filled with archaeological treasures tracing back a thousand years.Then, stop for a lunch break at a local restaurant (included).After lunch, proceed to Mohnyin Thanbuddhay to see thousands of small Buddha images inside the temple and followed by Boddhitataung Pagoda. The breathtaking thousand seated Buddha statues under own Boddhi Tree. The driver will transfer you back to your hotel after reaching Mandalay in late afternoon.

$289.08 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Monywa Shwe Bo and Hanlin UNESCO World HeritageSite Tour from Mandalay

Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Mandalay ~07:30-08:00 hour.  We will drive along the flat pave roads with paddy fields and other cultivation on both sides.  Our first stop is Shwe Bo, exploring old city moat and Shwe Bon Yadana, the city’s most striking buildings which was once part of of King’s Alaungpaya’s 1753 palace.   We will also collect our ticket for Hanlin from here.  We will then proceed to archaeological sites in Halin, the Pyu Ancient city and the UNESCO World Heritage site.  If time allows, we also visit Hanlin Village with unpaved ox-cart tracks among incredible plethora of decaying old stupa and the hot spring.  We will then drive to Monywa.  Overnight in Monywa.  Early breakfast and check out by 08:30am.  We will explore Po Win Taung and Shwe Ba Taung Buddha cave complexes and well preserved mural painting inside some of the caves.  We will then continue to Mahar Bodhi Tataung Laykyun Setkyar Pagoda, the site has one thousand Bodhi trees and each tree has a large Buddha image underneath.  It also houses the second largest reclining Buddha in Myanmar.  Afterwards, we will proceed to Shwe Gu Ni pagoda which is famous among locals for its wish-fulfilling powers and Kyaukka Village which is well known for pre-Chaing Mai style lacquer ware since Konbaung era. Typical black and gold lacquer wares of Kyaukkar are heavier and more refined and artistic than Bagan lacquer wares.  After our sightseeing around Monywa, we will drive back to Mandalay, aim to arrive late afternoon/ early evening. NOTE: During the peak season, hotels in Monywa may not be available for bookings at short notice if clients do not book this tour well in advance.  In such cases, we will need to use the hotel in Shwe Bo and drive to Monywa the next morning to continue the tour.

$436.93 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Monywa Environs and Hanlin UNESCO Heritage site Tour from Mandalay

Day-1: You will be picked up from your hotel in Mandalay ~07:30-08:00 hour, and drive to Monywa on the eastern bank of Chindwin River.  Check in and drop off bags at the hotel in Monwya.We will explore Hpowin Taung (Powin Taung) and Shwe Ba Taung on the western bank of Chindwin River.  Hpowin Taung is an extra ordinary Buddhist cave complex that contains 947 sandstone caves dug out of the hill and contain many carved Buddha images and well preserved mural paintings of geometric pattern and Jataka stories (ancient Buddhist history) in vivid colors dated between 14th and 18th centuries.  It has been claimed by archaeologist to be the the riches collection of mural paintings and Buddha statues in South East Asia. We will continue to Mohnyin Thanboddhay, temple with a unique shape in the whole of Myanmar resembling Boroburdur in Indonesia.  We will then continue to Mahar Bodhi Tataung Laykyun Setkyar Pagoda which houses the second largest reclining Buddha in Myanmar, the site has one thousand Bodhi trees and each tree has a large Buddha image underneath.  We will then proceed to Shwe Gu Ni pagoda which is famous among locals for its wish-fulfilling powers and Kyaukka Village which is well known for pre-Chaing Mai style lacquer ware since Konbaung era. Typical black and gold lacquer wares of Kyaukkar are heavier and more refined and artistic than Bagan lacquer wares. Overnight in Monywa. Day-2: We will drive to Shwe Bo, explore old city moat and Shwe Bon Yadana which was once part of of King’s Alaungpaya’s 1753 palace.   Visit archaeological sites in Halin, a Pyu Ancient city and the UNESCO World Heritage site.   Follow the unpaved ox-cart tracks among incredible plethora of decaying old stupa in Hanlin Village for a good opportunity to see real local ways of life and the hot spring.  Overnight in Shwe Bo. Day-3: We will drive to Kyaukmyaung, famous for its distinctive glazed pottery.  Visit the pottery cottage industry and drive back to Mandalay aim to arrive at your hotel in afternoon. Optional boat ride from Kyaukmyaung to Mandalay for possible sighting of Ayeyerwaddy Dolphin on the segment of the Ayeyerwaddy River between Kyaukmyaung and Mingun.   NOTE: Upon client’s request, the orders of the tour can be rearrange from Mandalay to Kyaukmyaung, ShweBo, Hanlin and to end in Monywa (or) to start in Monywa and ends in Mandalay at no extra charge.  

$804 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Days Culture Myanmar

Day 1 Arrival (-/-/-) Upon arrival at Mandalay airport, your guide will meet you and transfer to your hotel in Mandalay. Hotel Name: Shwe Yee Mon Hotel or Similar Day 2-3  Mandalay-Amarapura-Ava-Sagaing (B/-/-) You will explore Mandalay and its ancient capitals for two days. The 1st day explore the interesting places of Mandalay such as Mahamuni pagoda, Mandalay hill. Palace, Kuthodaw pagoda which is also known as the world biggest book, Shwenandaw monastery and visit to Amarapura to find the world famous wooden bridge of U Bein and Taungthaman Lake. The next day you will be transfered to Ava jetty by private vehicle and take a boat to Ava across Myit Nge river. Then visit to Bagaya monastery, Mae Nu Oak Kyaung and Nan Myint watch tower by horse cart and back to jetty. After crossing the river by boat, continue to Sagaing which is a meditation center by your private vehicle and observe Umin Thonze pagoda, Soon U Ponya Shin and Kaung Hmu Daw Pagoda. In the afternoon, transfer to Jade pagoda and back to Mandalay.  Hotel Name: Shwe Yee Mon Hotel or Similar Day 4  Mandalay-Monywa-Bagan (B/-/-) After having early breakfast today, drive to Monywa about three hour and find the unusual Buddha temples such as Boddhi Tahtaung, Laykyun Setkyar, Than Boddhe and Shweguni Pagoda. Then continue to Bagan and transfer to one of the ancient temples for your amazing sunset. Hotel: Ruby True hotel or similar Day 5-6 Bagan (B/-/-) You have time to explore Bagan for 2 days. The first day explore the 11th to 13rd century ancient pagodas of Nyaung Oo and old Bagan area. The next day you will explore bustling local market in the morning and explore the ancient temples of Myingaba area. Then visit to Pwasaw village and lacquerware workshop, black bean paste making workshop and palm sugar making workshop. In the afternoon you will be transfered to one of the best places for sunset.  Hotel: Ruby True hotel or similar Day 7 Bagan-Yangon (B/-/-) Flight from Bagan to Yangon. Upon arrival, drive to the center of Yangon to take a small walk and observe Mahabandula garden with independence monument, City hall, High Court. Then visit to Minister Office, Kandawgyi Palace, Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and explore on the platform of Shwedagon Pagoda in the evening. Overnight at hotel in Yangon. Hotel Name: Hotel Grand United China town or Similar Day 8 Departure (B/-/-) Today you are free and easy before flight time. You guide will meet you at your hotel 2 hour before your departure flight time and transfer to airport.

$131 Day Trips & Excursions

Trip to Monywa & transfer Mandalay from Bagan

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thanboddhay PayaYour guide will meet you at 7 am in your hotel situated in Mandalay and drive to Monywa approximately 3.5 hour. After driving a long hour, you will arrive at Monywa and transfer to restaurant. After having lunch, drive to Kyaukka village which is famous for its lauquerware workshop and visit to Shweguni Pagoda. Then proceed to Monyin Thanboddhae Pagoda which is the only pagoda with this unique shape in the whole country and unlike most of the pagodas in Myanmar. The entrance of this pagoda is not guarded by Chinthes, the mythical Lions, but by statues of a pair of white elephants which are sacred and auspicious in Buddhist symbolism. After that, continue to Bawditahtaung pagoda where you can see the largest reclining Buddha image has 300 ft in length and Laykyun Setkyar standing Buddha image.In the afternoon, drive back to Mandalay and visit to Sagaing hill. Transfer to your lodging hotel in Mandalay.Duration: 40 minutes