Today, you will look around Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar and last capital of Myanmar Kings. A short drive will bring you to the temples and small pagodas of the former ancient capital Amarapura (Sanscrit for “Beautiful town“). Here, you can walk over the world’s longest teak wood bridge, U-Bein Bridge.
Next, head to Mandalay, visiting Mahamuni Pagoda, home to Mandalay’s holiest Buddha statue, whereas you can see the stone-carving and gold leaf being beaten into wafer thin pieces.
Later in the morning, you will check-in and rest at the hotel.
In the afternoon, your journey will continue at Shwenandaw Monastery, an ancient wooden building with intricate carvings. Then, you will see the ‘world’s largest book’, the Buddhist Scriptures inscribed on marble slabs, at Kuthodaw Pagoda.
Afterwards, let’s head to Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda to see a large Buddha statue carved out of a single block of local marble. You may wrap up your day by spectacular sunset views from Mandalay Hill, where the magnificent glass-studded lie.
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