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ubein-01 Morning about 8 a.m. we pick you up at the hotel and drive to Amarapura. Amarapura is a former capital of Myanmar, is bounded by the Irrawaddy riverine the west, and the ancient capital site of Ava (Inwa) in the south. It was the capital of Myanmar twice during the Konbaung Period (1783–1821 and 1842–1859) before finally being supplanted by Mandalay 11 km north in 1859. It is historically referred to as Taungmyo (Southern City) in relation to Mandalay. Amarapura today is part of Mandalay,

We visit famous U Bein Teak Bridge - a 1.2 km wooden footbridge (longest teak bridge in the world) built by the mayor U Bein salvaging the unwanted teak columns from the old palace during the move to Mandalay. The breeze through the lake brings the freshness to you. You can sit under the sweet-smelling, cool, shady trees and can taste traditional snacks. And visit its traditional silk and cotton weaving and bronze casting. Then, visit Mahagandayon Monastery - a large modern monastery complex with hundreds of monks and novices, well known throughout the country. The Monastery was founded in 1914, regarded as a center for monastic study and strict religious discipline. We observe ways of monk life there and about 11 a.m. can watch the whole monastery queue a long way for monk’s last meal for the day and eating silently.

The next city we visit Inwa or Ava. It is an ancient imperial capital of successive Burmese kingdoms from the 14th to 19th centuries. Throughout history, it was sacked and rebuilt numerous times. The capital city was finally abandoned after it was completely destroyed by a series of major earthquakes in March 1839. Though only a few traces of its former grandeur remain today, the former capital is a popular day-trip tourist destination from Mandalay. Inwa means “Mouth of the Lake” in Burmese, and it is located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and the Myitnge River. Today, Inwa contains the spectacular ruins of an ancient city.

Drive to the jetty and take a local ferry to the ancient capital, Inwa (Ava). Arrive there, ride a horse cart through the ancient city wall. First, visit Maha Aung Myay Bozan Monastery, know as Mae Nu Oak Kyaung - traditionally made, brick and stucco monastery. Second, visit Nanmyin Watch Tower, a learning tower which is what remains of the royal palace of the 19th Century. And visit. Bagaya Monastery – a unique and picturesque wooden monastery. Then rest for a while by villages to observe local crafts, silk weaving, alms bowl making and mat making.

Last not the least, proceed to Sagaing Hill, a religious mountain region, rich in Buddhist culture. We will get to witness a spectacular view of the hill, which is speckled with many types of pagodas, monasteries, and monuments and enjoy the sunset.

Drive back to your hotel.


Service Included

  • Transfer and transportation
  • English speaking guide service
  • Horse Cart @ Innwa
  • Local ferry boat to Innwa
  • 1 Bottle of drinking water and 2 refreshment towers

Service Excluded

  • Meal (Lunch and dinner)
  • Hotel
  • Entrance Fees
  • Commercial Tax
  • Camera fees
  • Additional tours
  • Services are not mentioned in “Service Included”

Additional information

Lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriated. Knee-length or long skirts, dresses, comfortable walking shoes and slippers, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat are recommended and a raincoat if necessary.

Child Policy:

Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

 

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Ancient Cities In The Heart Of Myanmar Amarapura, Inwa(AVA) And Sagaing Full Day Tour

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Ancient Cities In The Heart Of Myanmar Amarapura, Inwa(AVA) And Sagaing Full Day Tour

 

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Our clients say:-

 

Jan 23, 2016

Thanks ever so much May for excellent services. Very, very nice meeting you at last! Here is our recommendation to MANDALAY HOLIDAYS,

This was the second time me and my husband arranged our four week trip to Myanmar through Mandalay Holidays. We are very grateful to May and her colleagues for providing such an excellent services. That is booking of hotels, airplane tickets, taxi, bus tickets boat trip and guides.

This Dec/Jan we visited Golden Rock, Ngwe Saung, Ngapali, Sittwe, Maruk-U and Myeik . Last year we went to Yangon, Bagan, Inle lake, Kalaw and Ngapali. ,


As last year all the arrangments went smooth and perfect. We have not one singel thing to complain about and are very happy to recommend Mandalay Holidays to everyone visiting beautiful Myanmar.


If further questions please send me an e-mail,

louise.ungerth@gmail.com

Louise Ungerth & Ulf Brangenfeldt
Sweden "

Lots of good wishes May.


Jan 01, 2016

Thanks May, and I wish you some great business for 2016 ... You deserve it ... We had a great time and your services were outstanding!

Charlotte and Eric (Switzerland)
ericdrossart214@gmail.com


Jan 12, 2016

Dear May,

My turn to wish you and your team all the very best for 2016.

I take this opportunity to thank you for all the arrangements you made for us in Myammar, especially in having appointed Bobo as a guide, he is great.
Just for your info the hotel in Mandalay should not be used for a certain time because they are building a new part of the hotel and it surely will be very noisy the next months....

I keep your contacts ,first to give them to friends if they wish to travel in Myramar, they surely can contact you directly, and also for myself as I intend to return toThandwe to the beach and will need you help for flights etc.

All the best and kind regards

sylvia Milko (Switzerland)
smilko@bluewin.ch


Dec 4, 2015
Hi May

Please take a look at the attached. Let me know if anything confusing.

"Thitsar" is me .

Regards,
Teeraporn
teerapornt@hotmail.com


Our 14 day trip in Myanmar was fabulous. Mandalay Holidays listened to what we were asking for. We always travel on our own but this trip was in 5 different cities from mountains to the lake and then the beach. We knew that we needed assistance for the trip as Myanmar is just developing in tourism and most of things like in-country flight options are pretty restricted. Traveling to and around Myanmar is not necessarily as convenient as in other countries. MH helped us with everything from soup to nuts. They handled every single details perfectly starting from air tickets, ferry tickets, rental cars, hotels, private boat excursions, just to name a few. It would have been incredibly time- consuming trying to do everything ourselves. MH made our lives easier.

They also got nice partners everywhere we hit. During 4 day boat trip in Inle Lake which is in remote area of the country, my stomach had a little problem and needed ORS powder. The boat driver, U Pa Soe, tried his best to bring me to get a professional treatment which was absolutely hard to do there. First he brought me to the community hospital but the doctor was not on duty. He then arranged me to see the only nurse of that village but unluckily she just had pills not fit to my symptoms (but I got full attention and sympathy of her family members instead ;) ). In the gloomy sky and very cold weather, he managed to hop me from village to village until I finally found what I want. So impressive!
Since then MH is our best choice for exploring Myanmar many times. Just give them our interests and leave it to them!

Thitsar, Bangkok
teerapornt@hotmail.com


November 26, 2014

Dear Adam,
Axiata Group Board of Directors Meeting, Myanmar 20-24 Nov
As you know, Axiata Group Board of Directors had chosen Myanmar as the location for their last Board of Directors Meeting in 2014 and the board meeting included tours of Yangon and Bagan. The event went well and has just successfully concluded. The Board of Directors and I are very pleased with the services rendered by MANDALAY HOLIDAYS during our stay and I would like to convey our appreciation to your team headed by Ms. May Oo Thaw who worked very hard to ensure we had a safe and comfortable stay.

My team informed me that it has been very challenging to put this event together as November is peak season over there in Myanmar and we did trouble you with some last minute changes and demands for only the best for our Board of Directors. Nevertheless, MANDALAY HOLIDAYS had responded in the most efficient manner and delivered beyond our expectation.

Ms. May has been very diligent and hands on in managing this event and had assembled a team of experienced people, particularly. A few of the board members are already planning a return trip to Bagan on their own and I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to use the services of MANDALAY HOLIDAYS. Special thanks to May, Steven and Banya for their dedication and to you for facilitating a successful meeting and a memorable of Myanmar.

Warmest regards,
JAMALUDIN IBRAHIM

Dato Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim
President & Group Chief Executive Officer
C/O
Ms. Suryani Hussein
Secretary of BoD (Suryani@axaiata.com)

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