Founded in 1857, the last capital of the Burmese kingdom of an era gone by, today ranks as the second major city of Myanmar, is the cultural centre and seat of Buddhism, rich in monuments, pagodas and palaces with a flourishing handicraft industry. In this holy city, reputedly prophesized and built by the Buddha Gautama is the most famous pagoda, the Mahamuni followed by the Kuthodaw pagoda which holds the 729 stone tabloids of the Tipitaka, and the Shwenandaw temple, wherein is preserved the unique Burmese art with magnificent Jataka scenes engraved on panels of teakwood. A variety of other attractions are puppet shows, traditional dances and visits to the local handicraft centre where bamboo paper and gold leaves are made. It is also a centre for silk and cotton weaving, marble stone carving, bronze and silver crafts and tapestry making.
Mandalay surrounding cities such as Mingun, Sagaing and Ava shouldn’t miss when we’re in Mandalay. A very relaxing boat trip today takes you to Mingun, a historical village during the King Bodawphaya period (1790). A walk through the village is relaxing and can visit world’s biggest ringing Mingun bell, Hsinphyume Pagoda, and the cracked Mingun temple. Down-stream toward Sagaing after Mingun offers you the stunning view of pagodas studded mountain. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. Ava; the ancient King City is rich with historical heritages of Ava leaning tower, the biggest monasteries, the old palace walls and Ava ancient temples ruined. One can see the most beautiful parts around Mandalay.
Price per person in USD:
1 Pax: 305
2 Pax: 180
3-4 Pax: 145
5-7 Pax: 115
8-15 Pax: 105
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