This tour is an immersive exploration in the second-largest city in the country – Mandalay. It’s the last capital of the Burmese Kingdom after the thirds Anglo-Burmese war in 1885 which makes it a home for rich historical landmarks. Visit one of Myanmar’s most sacred pilgrimage site, Mahamyatmuni Pagoda and Kuthodaw Pagoda which houses the world’s largest book. You will also hop on a boat excursion to a small town called Mingun.
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Upon your arrival, our professional tour guide will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Your Mandalay tour begins with a thorough visit to the popular craft workshops in the area. Observe the locals’ traditional craftsmanship in gold leaf-making, woodcarvings, tapestries and silk weaving. After checking the local handicraft workshops, you will now proceed to Mahamyatmuni Pagoda. This ancient temple houses one of the most-revered statues of Buddha completely covered in gold. Next stop would be Kuthodaw Pagoda. This ancient pagoda is very well-known as “The World’s Largest Book”. It has a collection of 729 marble inscriptions of Buddhist teachings.
After touring around Mandalay, you will now head on to a jetty wherein you’ll enjoy an hour and a half scenic boat ride over the river heading to Mingun. In Mingun, you will see an unfinished gigantic stupa defining the small town. Its construction was put into halt and was never completed due to the belief that it would cause the King’s death after completion. It remained a historical site since then and has become an interesting spot for tourists. You will also see the enormous Mingun Bell which is known to be the world’s largest ringing bell weighing 90 tons. Your last stop for this tour would be the Hsinbyume Pagoda which is known for its pure white color as it is modelled before the Buddhist mythological mountain called Mount Meru. You will now head back to Mandalay after your pagoda visit.