The Tour: Discover Mandalay
Your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby at 8am to begin this journey of discovery through Mandalay. You will first visit Mandalaypalace, the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. The palace was constructed, between 1857 and 1859 as part of King Mindon's founding of the new royal capital city of Mandalay and largely follows the traditional Burmese palace design, inside a walled fort surrounded by a moat. A lot of the Palace was destroyed during WW2 but the 1990s reconstruction features more than 40 timber buildings built to resemble the 1850s originals. A climb up the curious spiral, timber-walledwatchtoweris rewarded with a good overview of the palace layout. Onward then to Shwenandaw monastery, a historic Buddhist monastery and one of the finest examples of traditional 19thcentury wooden buildings in the country. Both the exterior and interior of the monastery are decorated with intricate wood carvings. Then it is Kuthodaw Pagoda, aBuddhiststupa home to 729 marble stone slabs inscribed on both sides with pages from Tipitaka, a Buddhist scripture. First opened to the public on 4 May 1868 these scriptures are known as The World's Largest Book. A short respite now for a traditional lunch at Unique Myanmar. After lunch we will discoverMahamuni Paya,where you will see a 13ft-tallseated Buddha, a nationally celebrated image that is believed to be some 2000 years old. Centuries of gold leaf applied by male devotees has left the figure with a 6in layer of pure goldexcept on his gleaming face, which is ceremonially polished daily at 4am. Next you will visit some of theartisan workshops pthat Mandalay is well known for. You can observe skilled craftsmen at work producing wood carvings, gold-leaf and tapestries, where techniques have remained unchanged from centuries ago. This day concludes with an evening on Mandalay hill, where you can see an impressive overview of the city and reflect on your day of discovery before returning to your hotel.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Instant Confirmation
- Lowest Price Guaranteed
- Duration: 8 Hrs
Departure Time :
9:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered, We will wait for you with a welcome board signal., , If your hotel is not in the list, let us know., ,
Return Details :
Your hotel in Mandalay
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Made famous for many by the writings of Rudyard Kipling (who actually only spent 2 days in Myanmar and never even visited Mandalay!) this is perhaps the most evocative destination in Myanmar. The second largest city in Myanmar after Yangon this is the economic and religious hub of upper Myanmar and is centered around the Royal Palace. With hidden charms and much to explore including temples, monasteries and markets, as well as great street food and panoramic views from Mandalay hill this is a city well worth spending time in.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Lunch included
- Vegetarian meal option available
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The Tour: Discover Mandalay
Air-conditioned private transfer
Hotel pickup and drop-off
English speaking guide
Bottled water (1 per guest)
Other drinks & refreshments not stated
Drinks during meals
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
The itinerary may be changed due to weather, un-foreseen building closures, tidal and other operating conditions
Special request (diet or vegetarian ) should be sent prior to your departure date
Print your voucher: find the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail and show this voucher to your guide at tour commencement.
Please be on time for the pick-up at your hotel.
No t-shirts or shorts for visits to religious sites please dress appropriately.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate