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Amarapura and Mandalay Day Tour

Explore the landmarks of Mandalay and experience daily life in Amarapura

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  • Visit the 160 year old U Bein Bridge, the world's longest teak bridge, composed of over a thousand teak posts
  • Get a glimpse of monastery life in Mahagandayon monastery, the residence of over 1,500 monks
  • Marvel at the most highly revered Buddha image in Myanmar found in the Mahamuni Buddha Temple
  • Explore the Mandalay Royal Palace complex, the royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy
  • Visit the world's largest book, the Kuthodaw Pagoda, composed of 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings

What to expect

Explore the former royal capitals of Amarapura and Mandalay on this one day tour of these two cities that showcase their rich and diverse culture and heritage! Start off the tour with a pick up at your hotel, then visit the U Bein Bridge, a 1,200-meter long footbridge where you'll see hundreds of locals and monks wearing saffron robes riding their bicycles. Stop by the Mahagandayon Monastery, one of the largest in Myanmar, and watch as the 2,000 monks line up for their last meal of the day. Refresh yourself with a break for lunch, at your own expense, before you head to Mandalay for an exploration of the Mahamuni Buddha Temple, housing the most highly-revered Buddha image in Myanmar. Make your way to the Mandalay Royal Palace and see numerous ancient artifacts, followed by the Shwenandaw Monastery, where you can marvel at the intricate and ornate carvings on the teak walls. The tour ends with the Kuthodaw Pagoda, filled with 729 shrines that each has a Buddhist teaching on a marble slab, right before you get dropped off at your hotel.

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See hundreds of locals riding bicycles with a visit to the U Bein Bridge in Amarapura
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Observe the daily lives of at least 2,000 monks at the Mahagandayon Monastery
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Admire the seven-tiered Pyatthat Burmese-style roof of the Mahamuni Buddha Temple
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See ancient artifacts as you explore the Mandalay Royal Palace
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End the tour with a stop at the Kuthodaw Pagoda, found at the foot of Mandalay Hill


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