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Sail To The Second Largest Ringing Bell
Pick up from your Hotel in Mandalay and transfer to jetty to take an hour boat ride to Mingun - 11 km up the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwaddy) River on the west bank from Mandalay. River is alive with witness locals transport their goods on bamboo rafts and wooden boats.
We will visit:-
Pahtodawgyi Pagoda – one of the famous monuments in the world. It is also known as the world's largest unfinished pagoda. There are all together 174 steps to climb to the top. The scenery is marvelous from the top of the Pagoda. You can view natural scenic beauty of Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwaddy) River and green and pleasant Minwun Hill.
World second largest Mingun Bell - 55,555 viss (90 tons) in weight and about 13 feet tall. This number is conveniently remembered by many people in Myanmar as "Min Hpyu Hman Hman Pyaw", with the consonants representing the number 5 in Burmese astronomy and numerology. The weight of the bell and its mnemonic words are written on the surface of the bell in white. The bell is un-cracked and in good ringing condition. The bell does not have a clinger but is rung by striking the outer edge.
Then visit to Hsinbyume also known as Myatheindan- a large pagoda on the northern side of Mingun.
The pagoda is painted white and design is a great departure from Burmese pagoda design norms. It is based on descriptions of the mythical Sulamani pagoda on Mount Meru, and the lower parts of the pagoda represent the mountain. Seven concentric terraces represent the seven mountain ranges going up to the Mount Meru according to Buddhist mythology.
Return to Mandalay and have lunch at local restaurant.
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.
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.
After the full day tour in Mingun and Inwa (Ava), our guide transfers to you to the hotel and say good night.
Tour Price Net per person in U. S. Dollar
Transfer and transportation
English speaking guide service Local Ferry boat to Mingun & Innwa
Horse Cart @ Innwa
1 Bottle of drinking water and 2 refreshment towers
Meal (Lunch and dinner)
Services are not mentioned in “Service Included”