Enchanted by Mandalay - the city of fine arts
Surrounded by dozens of monasteries and pagodas, Mandalay is described for a long time as the city of arts, architecture and significant charms in Myanmar. The further you go, the more likely you are to fall in love with this land. Passing the 40km-long way by car and boat to Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, your mind will soon be filled with all surprise and excitement when visiting Mingun Temple with the giganic Mingun Bell (you can gong it for some luck). On the way back from the charming pagoda, it is time for a peaceful walk exploring Mandalay Palace where the last King lived in and the nearby finely carved teak wooden Shwenandaw Monastery, followed by a visit the local workshop and learn how fine and thin gold leaves are made then plastered on to temples and Buddha statues. Let’s save the best for last by getting lost in the white field of 729 shrines lining up straightly before enjoying tranquil sunset from the top of Mandalay Hills and looking back all the places you passed along the busy but wonderful day.
Tours with this experience
Explore all the best of Yangon city
Travel back in time with series of ancient pagodas and temples in Bagan
Enjoy glorious sunset at the iconic U Bein bridge
Contemplate massive unfinished Mingun pagoda and gigantic bell
Experience local floating life in Inle Lake
Uncover hidden jungle stupas in Indein
Explore Yangon with its colonial British influence and the world-famous heritage Shwedagon pagoda
Visit impressive ancient monuments in Bagan
Enjoy scenic overland drive throughout from Bagan to Mandalay
Visit Pakkoku town known for weaving & cheroots making
Discover Phowintaung cave of masterpiece in Monywa
Sight-see in Mandalay to see famous pagodas and monasteries
Meditate in magical sunset over U Bein bridge
Enjoy gentle boat trip to Mingun land
Attend vibrant and lively floating market in Indein village
Meditate in the wonderous Shwedagon pagoda over the sunset
Discover series of treasure ancient monuments in Bagan archaeological zone
Stroll around the quiet village of Minanthu
Absorb the spectacle of peaceful riverside upstream the Irrawaddy from Bagan to Mandalay with Pandaw cruise
Explore all spiritual beauty around the royal Mandalay
Venture the indigenous tribe villages in Kalaw hill
Refresh out in the serene Inle Lake
Watch the majestic Shwedagon pagoda glowing at night
Visit series of impressive ruined temples in Bagan
Climb up and enjoy spectacular views on top of Mt. Popa
Relax in a scenic river boat trip from Bagan to Mandalay
Unfold secret story behind Paleik's snake temple
Jump in an intrigued trek over Danu hill village and get closer to tribal life
Blend in various ethnic groups in Inle Lake's typical loating market
Mellow out on sandy beach of Ngapali
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