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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.
Afternoon continue visit to:-
Shwenandaw Monastery This monastery is famous for its beautiful wood-carvings. This wooden monastery is carved all over with motifs and mythical creatures. It was once entirely covered in thick gold, but only the interior gold remains due to harshness of the tropical weather. Some of the outer carvings have been praised off and removed being damaged by the weather. Inside the monastery, there are 10 jataka scenes taken from the Buddha's life. These are still in a very good condition.
Then we proceed to Mahamyatmuni Pagoda - which is one of Myanmar’s most revered religious pilgrimage sites. The pagoda houses a brilliant gold statue of the Buddha, covered in gold leaves and decorations thickness is 5.9 inch.
Kuthodaw Pagoda It is also known as World's Biggest Book. With the public donated money, an ornamental umbrella of stone was offered to shelter each standing inscription slab so as to preserve the inscriptions through time and changes. Today visitors to the pagoda can pay obeisance to the Buddha Image, and enjoy sweet recreation beneath the sweet-smelling, cool, shady trees.
After these, visit Mandalay Hill, and view sunset regarded a natural watch tower in the plain region of Mandalay and overlooking beautiful glass temples of the hill.
After the full day tour in Mandalay – The last kingdome Myanmar, 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
1 Bottle of drinking water and 2 refreshment towers
Meal (Lunch and dinner)
Services are not mentioned in “Service Included”