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Tour Code: NMM -006
Duration: 12 Hours
Price : 75 US$
Our Tour guide picked up you from your hotel and transferred to the jetty. En route, stop at the Zeycho vegetable market. Board your boat and travel upstream on the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay to Mingun (11 km, about one hour). The river is always busy – small long tail boats, bamboo rafts and ferries carry goods up and down the river. Visit the Mingun Bell, which at 87 tons is the world’s largest intact bronze bell. Continue to the beautiful Hsinbyume (Mya thein Tan) Paya and the unfinished, mighty Mingun Pagoda (built to be the world’s biggest) before returning downriver to Mandalay.
In the afternoon, visit Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Stop at local workshops to see Kalaga tapestries being made, gold leaf being beaten into paper-thin pieces. From here, we go to Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the Theravada Buddhist scriptures are inscribed on 729 marble slabs, giving rise to its nickname ‘the world’s largest book’. Next visit beautiful teak-carved Shwenandaw Monastery, the only Royal Palace building to survive World War II bombing. Atop Mandalay Hill lie glittering glass-studded temple walls which reflect the evening glow as you watch the sunset.
Departure Point : Traveler pickup is offered Your hotel in Mandalay or Mandalay International Airport
Departure Time : 8:00 AM
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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