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Discover Mandalay

by Tour East Myanmar
per traveler Price is $52
*Pricing based on group of 8 travelers
Duration: 8h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy

  • A historic Buddhist monastery in Myanmar

  • The World's Largest Book

  • Artisan workshop

  • Impressive overview of the city on Mandalay Hill

Highlights

  • Last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy

  • A historic Buddhist monastery in Myanmar

  • The World's Largest Book

  • Artisan workshop

  • Impressive overview of the city on Mandalay Hill

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8:00 AM, Discover Mandalay in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English.

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Prices are cheaper when booked in bulk

Total price is $136.78, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Discover Mandalay

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Mandalay

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Mandalay


Description

Your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby at 8am to begin this journey of discovery through Mandalay. You will first visit Mandalay palace, the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. The palace was constructed, between 1857 and 1859 as part of King Mindon's founding of the new royal capital city of Mandalay and largely follows the traditional Burmese palace design, inside a walled fort surrounded by a moat.

A lot of the Palace was destroyed during WW2 but the 1990's reconstruction features more than 40 timber buildings built to resemble the 1850's originals. A climb up the curious spiral, timber-walled watchtower is rewarded with a good overview of the palace layout. Onward then to Shwenandaw monastery, a historic Buddhist monastery and one of the finest examples of traditional 19th century wooden buildings in the country.

Both the exterior and interior of the monastery are decorated with intricate wood carvings. Then it is Kuthodaw Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa home to 729 marble stone slabs inscribed on both sides with pages from Tipitaka, a Buddhist scripture. First opened to the public on 4 May 1868 these scriptures are known as ‘The World's Largest Book’.A short respite now for a traditional lunch at Unique Myanmar.

After lunch we will discover Mahamuni Paya, where you will see a 13ft-tall seated Buddha, a nationally celebrated image that is believed to be some 2000 years old. Centuries of gold leaf applied by male devotees has left the figure with a 6in layer of pure gold, except on his gleaming face, which is ceremonially polished daily at 4am. Next you will visit some of the artisan workshop’s that Mandalay is well known for.

You can observe skilled craftsmen at work producing wood carvings,gold-leaf and tapestries, where techniques have remained unchanged from centuries ago.This day concludes with an evening on Mandalay Hill,where you can see an impressive overview of the city and reflect on your day of discovery before returning to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned private transfer

  • Roundtrip transportation from and to your hotel

  • English speaking guide

  • 1 Bottle of water per guest

  • Meals as stated in your itinerary

  • Entrance fees

  • All inclusive of service charges & Government tax


Exclusions

  • Other drinks & refreshments not stated

  • Personal expenditure

  • Travel insurance

  • Drinks during meals


Know Before You Book

  • Special request (diet or vegetarian) should be sent prior to your departure date.

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary, but they must sit on parents lap and will not be getting meal during the tour.

  • This tour also does not accommodate for baby seat and children 3 and younger will not be getting any meals during the tour