Touch down in Mandalay riverside best parts (Pandaw cruise)
While approaching Mandalay with unmissable stops at Ava, Sagaing and Ava, the laid-back regions of rural setting and imprinted remains dated back to hundreds years ago. Start off with a horse-cart ride in Ava, followed by a drive up sagaing Hill to Soon U Ponnya Shin hill top-pagoda before calling it a day on the world’s longest teak bridge - U Bein Bridge in Amarapura when the sun is setting.
Tours with this experience
Take a city tour around Yangon’s most highlights: Royal Palace, Kandawgyi Lake, Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, and Shwedagon Pagoda
Get on a special cruise along the beautiful Irrawaddy River from Bagan to Mandalay
Gaze out at the more than 3,000 temples and pagodas of Bagan
Enjoy the traditional paper-mache elephant dance performed by Tant-Chi villagers
Visit a local market and town center in Pakokku by Tuk Tuk
Stop by Yandabo village that is famous for terracotta pottery
Explore Ava and Amarapura, the ancient capitals of Burmese kingdom
Relax on a sunset boat trip on Taungthaman lake at U Bein Bridge
Discover the UNESCO listed Kuthodaw Pagoda with the world’s biggest book
Marvel at the floating world of Inle Lake and visit ShweIndein pagoda in Indein village
Other Experiences in Mandalay, Myanmar
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...
Welcome to Mandalay – the city of culture located in the right heart of Myanmar. Unlike other lively tours in modern cities, your excursion in Mandalay will take you to the outlying areas with fantastic mixture of nature and culture: Riverside hills dotted by gold stupas and pagodas named Sagaing, incredible view...
A 3-night journey with The Strand actually starts with a Western breakfast in a private scenic area beside the Royal Lake in Mandalay. When making sure you are ready, we head for a first leisurely day trip with a short visit to U Bein bridge which is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world; Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the...
Throughout the long history of formation and development with numerous successive dynasties, none is found by now but their ancient once capital cities hold many interesting stories inside. Ava or Inwa is one of the most fascinating ones which hides its charm under the laid-back cover of rural setting and imprinted remains dated back to...
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Standing for “Free from Danger”, Yankin Hill is ideally peaceful destination for sunset view from the East of Mandalay. After 30 minutes driving from the city center, you could choose to continue driving up the hilltop or spending a further 30 minutes to climb up the top through steep stairway. From the hilltop, enjoy the...
Make our way to Mingun with a morning sail to visit biggest unfinished construction of Myanmar before heaing closer to Mandalay center where you will explore Mahamuni temple with the reknown thick layer of gold leaf covered Buddha statue; Golden Palace Monastery, the world biggest book in Kuthodaw Pagoda.