This half-day Mandalay tour allow you to explore Amarapura to see the famous Buddhist monastery of Mahagandayon, 200 years old U Bein Bridge the longest teak-wood bridge the world, and the Bagaya Monastery.
Location: Mandalay, Myanmar
Duration: 4 hours (approx.) – half day
Start/End: your hotel in Mandalay
Tour Type: Sightseeing & Experience
Tour Category: Mandalay day tours
Experience this Mandalay Excursion to Amarapura With:
- Guides: hand-picked best tour guides with deep knowledge, humor, profession (English speaking guides, other languages upon request)
- Drivers: polite, friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience
- Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned & clean
- Meals: meals are arranged at local restaurants so you can taste authentic Burmese cuisine
Please note that every element of the tour below can be tailored. Tell us your specific interest and we will be happy to make adjustments for you. This inquiry is totally free and you are under no obligation!
Today, our local guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, then take a scenic drive 15 km (haft an hour) to Amarapura, the former city of Burma. Upon arrival, visit the famous Buddhist Mahagandayon monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study. Every day, at 10 am, monks will line up for their meal, this is a wonderful moment to take memorable photos.
Then heading to the 200-year old U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital. Highlight your trip to Amarapura with a visit to a traditional hand-woven silk workshop in the village near the bridge to gain insight into the local production. For centuries, the exquisite hand-made silk has made the region well-known to the world and become more appealing to tourists. Seeing the clever artisans sitting at their loom and creating the intricated textiles before moving to the next destination.
Later on, visit Bagaya Monastery, an ancient monastery which built entirely by teakwood and well-know for a superb collection of Buddha statues. Then return to Mandalay where your trip ends. Lunch is included. Thank you for making your half-day Mandalay trip with Go Myanmar Tours!