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City Tour Mandalay & Amarapura


Book the City Tour Mandalay & Amarapura if you are visiting Mandalay for the first time. You will get the chance to visit the two old royal capitals: Mandalay and Amarapura. Visit some local workshops including longyi weaving and gold leaf making at this art and culture hub of Myanmar.


  • Observe the daily life of monks at Maha Gandhayon, one of the largest monasteries at Amarapura!
  • Take a short walk across famous U Pein Bridge, the longest wooden bridge in Myanmar!
  • See some of finest wood carving at Golden palace monastery!
  • Visiting Kuthodaw where there 729 marble slabs with inscriptions of Buddhist scriptures erected!
City Tour Mandalay & Amarapura


City Tour Mandalay & Amarapura

With the City Tour Mandalay & Amarapura you are going to discover Mandalay, once the capital of Myanmar the Last Kingdom, is situated in Central Myanmar 668 km north of Yangon. It is the largest city after Yangon and is both a bustling commercial center and a repository of rich cultural heritage.

With the remains of the old Royal City and many old monasteries, Mandalay is showcasing for Myanmar art and architecture of the 19th century. It is also noted for woodcarvings, silverware, tapestries, silk, and other products of traditional handicraft. Situated about 11 km south of Mandalay, Amarapura is one of the capitals of the third Myanmar Empire. A 1,208-metre long wooden bridge built totally with teak planks two centuries ago, spanning Taungthaman Lake. The town is well-known for its silk-weaving industries.

Start your City Tour Mandalay & Amarapura with a visit to Mahamuni, the most revered Buddha image in Mandalay. This bronze image has been originally kept in Mrauk Oo, Rakhine state, and relocated to the present site in Mandalay by King Bodawpaya in 1784. The drive to the famous Maha Gandhayon teaching Monastery residing a great number of novices and monks and watch their procession for lunch.

Next, go to the famous U Pein' s bridge. It is the longest wooden bridge in Myanmar and built-in 1849. The supply of wood for this bridge came from the former old palace of Inwa.

Then return to Mandalay to see the process of gold leaf making by beating at its workshop. This kind of gold foil has been used in gilding Buddha images, pagodas, temples, and religious buildings in Myanmar for many centuries.

After the lunch stop, our City Tour Mandalay & Amarapura continues to the citadel to see the replica of the Mandalay royal palace. And proceed to Shwe Kyaung, the old monastery well-known for fine wood carvings. Since the apartment of the golden palace where king Mindon passed away was dismantled and rebuilt as a monastery at the foot of Mandalay Hill, it is also called Golden Palace Monastery.

Nearby is Kuthodaw - is a stupa built by King Mindon in the 5.26 hectares wide precinct. There are 729 marble slabs with inscriptions of Buddhist scriptures erected in the ground of this pagoda precinct. Each stone slab is 1.52m long and 1.06 m wide and 0.15 m thick. It is figuratively called the world’s biggest book.

Enjoy the sunset at Mandalay hill that offers a panoramic view over the city of Mandalay at the end of the City Tour Mandalay & Amarapura!

What's included

  • Inclusions:
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Sightseeing in private air-conditioned car
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Exclusions:
  • Any food and beverage unless specified
  • Entrance tickets
  • Expense of personal natures


  1. Visited Places:

Itinerary of the City Tour Mandalay & Amarapura:

8:30 AM - Meet our guide at the lobby of your hotel and then drive to Mahamuni for the sightseeing tour.

9:30 AM - 10: 45 AM: Drive to Maha Gandayone Monastery.

10:45 AM - 11: 45 AM: walking at U Bein Bridge.

11: 45 AM - 12:45 PM: Visiting Gold leaf making workshop.

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM: Lunch stop.

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM: visiting Mandalay royal palace.

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Visiting Golden palace monastery and Kuthodaw.

4: 30 PM - 5:30 PM: Watch the sunset at Mandalay Hill and return to your hotel.

5:30 PM: End of City Tour Mandalay & Amarapura.

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