Mingun + Mandalay day tour
Explore the royal history of Myanmar with its century-old buildings and magnificent architecture in Mandalay. Enjoy 10-hour Mandalay to Mingun by private full-day tour with our experienced English speaking local guide. Discover the last royal capital Mandalay and relax on a river boat cruise to Mingun. This is a whole day sightseeing with private air-conditioned car and includes the study of Buddhist daily life at marvelous Mahamuni Golden Buddha Image. Visit Ku Tho Daw Pagoda, also known as world’s largest book, surrounded by 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. Enjoy taking picture of sunset view at Mandalay Hill.
You’ll be picked up in an air-conditioned car in the lobby of your hotel at 8:00 am. You will have a separate driver and guide who is a regional tour guide license holder from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
At 08:30 am, our driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel. Drive straight to jetty to take private boat trip to Mingun.
Take a boat trip about 1 hr to Mingun, located on the western bank of the Ayeyarwady River.
Arrive Mingun, visit huge unfinished Mingun Pagoda built between 1790 and 1797 which was split by earthquake in 1838. It is possibly the world’s largest pile of bricks and World’s largest working bell of 87 tons cast in 1808 by Bodawpaya.
Visit Mya Thein Tan pagoda an image of Sulamani Pagoda at the peak of Mount Meru in Tavatimsa plane of nats.
Back to Mandalay by boat.
Visit Mandalay Palace was built of teak wood on raised brick plinth gilded with gold and vermilion. The queens’ chambers are laid out according to priority – 1 Southern, 2 Northern and 3 lesser queens in the West. Mandalay Palace took five years to construct, from 1857 to 1861.
Visit Ku Tho Daw Pagoda also known as world’s largest book, surrounded by 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. It was built by King Mindon in 1857, modeled on the Shwezigon Pagoda at Nyaung U.
Proceed to Golden Palace Monastery, which was once part of the palace complex where King Mindon lived.
Evening view the sunset from Mandalay Hill.