Welcome upon arrival at the airport then we transfer to the hotel in Mandalay city center. Being famous as the Buddhism center in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks, and monasteries.
We first visit the Mahagandayon Monastery and watch the monks in their afternoon meal and rice ceremony. We then take a stroll along the nearby U Bein Bridge to visit Kyautawgyi Pagoda, a famous Buddhist pagoda enshrining a great marble image of the Buddha. After that, returning by boat to enjoy the cool breeze and spectacular landscape of Taungthaman Lake.
The next visit will be Mandalay Palace, the last royal palace built by the Burmese Royal. Explore the fabulous mix of traditional and modern architecture of the palace before transferring to Kuthodaw Pagoda, famed as “the world’s biggest book” composed of 729 marble slabs. Conclude the day with a ride up the zigzagging road to Mandalay Hill. Climb to the top of the hill and watch the beautiful sunset around the surrounding plain, river, and mountains. Overnight in Mandalay..
Note*: The hotel room will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay