Immerse yourself in Mandalay's vibrant cultural traditions and unique religious practices with this four-hour guided tour of Myanmar's former royal capital. In the morning, get picked up at your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle, then make your way to Mahamuni Pagoda, a major pilgrimage site. Take in the stunning sight of the Mahamuni Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Myanmar, covered by thousands of intricately-carved gold leaves placed by men during their pilgrimages. Explore the areas surrounding the pagoda, where you'll get to see a variety of local craftsmen at work, creating the gold leaves and other handmade products like paper umbrellas. Check out the stunning paper umbrellas that Myanmar is famous for, available in various colors and designs, as your English-speaking guide tells you interesting stories and fun facts about the pagoda. If you wish, you can pick out your favorite and bring it home as an awesome souvenir for yourself or for friends and family! Once you're all done, you'll pack up and head back to your hotel/accommodation, free to enjoy the rest of the day as you wish.