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Mandalay: Full-Day Guided Excursion

Mandalay: Full-Day Guided Excursion

From US$ 105 per person

The Mandalay region is the major population center of upper Burma and the cradle of Burmese arts and culture. Throughout this tour, you will experience the artistic and historic highlights of the region with an experienced local guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Explore Mandalay Palace, the last royal kingdom of Myanmar
  • Visit a local artisan's workshop of gold leaf making
  • Enjoy sunset views of the city from the top of Mandalay Hill
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You will depart at 8:30AM from your hotel, at which point you will travel to Mahamuni Pagoda. This pagoda houses one of Myanmar’s most sacred Buddha images, which is covered with thick layers of gold leaves. You will then continue to a local artisan’s workshop of gold leaf making, woodcarving, and kalaga tapestries. Next, you will browse through the Zaycho Market, the oldest, largest, and the most important market in upper Myanmar. In the afternoon you will visit the magnificent Royal Palace complex, with an impressive wooden pavilion and surrounding moat. You will then continue to the Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and teak wood construction. The renovated Atumashi Monastery, which is referred to as an incomparable monastery, features the "world’s largest book", which consists of Buddhist scriptures inscribed on marble slabs. You can go up to the top of Mandalay Hill, which is a vantage point for panoramic views of the city and spectacular sunset views. Your tour will eventually end at approximately 5:30PM.
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch (a la cart)
  • Air-conditioned coach driven by an experienced driver
  • Water and refreshment towel
  • Mandalay zone fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
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  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
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From the first minutes of our meeting with our guide (Sai) for our day of visiting Mandalay the agreement was very good. He clearly explained each of our visits to us in great detail and during the journeys between 2 visits he gave us explanations on the history of the country and these inhabitants. A wonderful day with a very qualified guide who speaks French very well. an experience to highly recommend. Thank you again Sai Pyi Nyein.

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November 7, 2019

Die junge und sehr liebenswürdige Reiseleiterin Tint Tal holte uns pünktlich ab vom Hotel Mercure Mandalay.Mit einer bequemen und klimatisierte Limousine führen wir zu den Besichtigungen.Es war sehr entspannt. Tint Tal konnte uns viel über Land,Leute,Religion und den Alltag in Myanmar erzählen. Sie gab uns Zeit uns alles in Ruhe nach unserem eigenen Tempo anzuschauen. Zur Mittagszeit brachte Sie uns in ein sehr nettes Restaurant wo Sie uns mit der Auswahl der traditionellen Speisen geholfen hat. Zum Abschluss genossen wir gemeinsam den schönen Ausblick vom Mandalay Hill.

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March 4, 2020


Guide was professional , knowleganle, courteous and his English explanations and commentaries were informative and easily understood.

September 14, 2019

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