Travel to the ancient royal capital of Amarapura. Here we will visit Mahagandayon monastery, which is a school for young monks, and the nearby U Bein Bridge.
It is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km is the longest teakwood span in the world. And then continue to Sagaing, a former capital of the Shan kingdom in the 14th century, lies across and slightly downriver from Mandalay and there are many interesting stupas scattered over Sagaing Hill.
Later we will visit another former royal capital, Inwa which was founded in 1364 and which lasted nearly 400 years as a royal capital. Highlights include the ' leaning tower of Ava', Maha Aung mye Bonzan, a brick-and-stucco monastery, and the elegant teakwood monastery Bagaya kyaung.