Enjoy awe-inspiring sights in the hilly lansdcapes of Sagaing and visit historical stupas in the small town of Mingun. You will also experience a unique on-boat lunch as you drift over Irrawaddy River.
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From Mandalay, you will be transported to Sagaing by car as you drive across the bridge over Irrawaddy River. As you approach Sagaing, you will see Ivory-colored pagodas lining up along the hills. You will get a chance to do an in-depth tour to the most popular ancient pagodas in Sagaing including Suan Oo Pon Nya Shin, Oo Min Thone Se and Shwe Taung Oo Maw pagodas. You will also stop by the local market to check out souvenirs and locally-produced products that can definitely remark your visit. In addition, we will also take you to a traditional pottery village wherein water pots and trades across the country are made.
In Mingun, you will see an unfinished gigantic stupa as you get to the middle of the river. 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.
In the afternoon, you will be served with scrumptious lunch on boat as you drift over Irrawaddy River. Upon arriving to the Mandalay port, you will now proceed to Amarapura by car to visit a local silk-weaving workshop. The tour ends as you saunter through U-Bein bridge and watch the sunset. As the tour wraps up, you will be transferred back to your hotel.