The centre of Myanmar culture and is a second largest capital of Myanmar.
Upon arrival in Mandalay, transfer to the hotel. On the way, we'll arrange to visit Amarapura, An ancient city of Kongboung Dynasty. Visit Mahagandayon Monastery where more than thousand monks live and study Buddha literature at there and U Bein Teak Bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital. Before returning to Mandalay, stop at a traditional hand woven silk workshop. Take a lunch on the way of your hotel. After check in at hotel and take a rest for a while, sightseeing proceed to Mahamuni Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery. In the evening, visit to Mandalay Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the city at sunset time. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
MANDALAY – MONYWA SIGHTSEEING
Drive to Monywa which is charming town set on the Chindwin River. On the way visit Thanboddhay Pagoda, a huge temple that houses over 500,000 Buddha images. Take a walk through the nearby banyan tree grove Boddhi-Tataung with the thousand Buddha images sitting at the foot of each tree. Enjoy the panoramic view from Lay Kyun Aung Setkya Pagoda, standing 130 meter high on the Po Khaung hills. Overnight in Monywa.
MONYWA – PHO WIN TAUNG AND SHWE BA TAUNG SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast at the hotel, cross the CHINDWIN RIVER by ferry and proceed by
local open jeeps or Hi Lux car to PHO WIN TAUNG, A seldom-visited complex of cave temples and shrines (some dating back to the 15th century) that contain an abundance of Buddha images and some very fine mural paintings. After visited, proceed sightseeing to SHWE BA TAUNG; a few hundred meters away. Spend the time exploring this interesting site where monasteries and temples are carved out rocky narrow cliffs. Then, take a return back to Monywa and night stay.