Join Guided Half Day Tour Of MandalayDiscover the cultural center of Myanmar with this guided half day tour of Mandalay. Visit the unusual Mahamuni Pagoda where local pilgrims flock to cover the Buddha image in gold leaf. Witness the labor-intensive technique of making this gold leaf and other traditional handicrafts such as tapestries, marionettes and wood carving. Location: Mandalay, Myanmar Duration: 10hours – Full day (approx.) Start/End: Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Mandalay
Highlights of this tour:
- Well-revered monuments Mahamuni Pagoda
- Gold leaf making factory
- Exploring around the street of stone sculptor .
- A visit to Mandalay’s Zay Gyo Market
- Traditional wooden building Golden Palace Monastery
- The world’s largest marble book: Kuthodaw Pagoda
- Handicraft workshops
- Mandalay Hill for sunset.
Program DetailOur driver and local guide will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30am and head to Mahamuni Pagoda. Which is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. The Buddha was encrusted with gold leaves and only men are permitted to go up to the golden Buddha to put gold leaf on it. Please wear appropriately if you want to enter the temple. Next, we will visit to local artisan’s workshop of gold leaf making, wood-carving making (furniture and other decorative materials) and Kalaga tapestries, one of Myanmar arts and crafts that mainly originated in Mandalay and famous souvenir. From the workshop, we proceed to Zaycho Market, one of the oldest and largest market in Myanmar. We will spend some time walking around the market and you can take this fantastic opportunity to capture some colourful photos of Burmese people life style. Then take a short break for lunch After lunch, we will visit the magnificent complex of Royal Palace with impressive crowning wooden pavilion and consists of many buildings. Then, we continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, one of the finest wooden monastery building in the century. Spend some time and look at the exterior carved walls and you will notice no two images are the same. We then move on to Atumashi Monastery situated next to Shwenandaw Monastery followed by Kuthodaw Pagoda, the World’s Largest Book (hundreds of shrines housing inscribed marble slabs in each structure). Admire the building paintings and designs while you walk around this pagoda. To conclude the tour, we will go up the top of Mandalay Hill, a vantage point for panoramic view of the city and spectacular sunset views. Tour ends at around 18:00 pm and our driver will transfer you back to your hotel after a wonderful day.
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Our services include:
- English speaking guide
- Lunch at Local Restaurant
- Private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
- Water and refreshing towel