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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.
Tour Price Net per person in U. S. Dollar
Transfer and transportation
English speaking guide service
Horse Cart @ Innwa
Local ferry boat to Innwa
1 Bottle of drinking water and 2 refreshment towers
Meal (Lunch and dinner)
Services are not mentioned in “Service Included”
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.
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.
Closure of workshops:
Every gazette holidays and sabbath days according to the lunar calendar