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Explore the stunning ancient capitals around Mandalay. Amarapura, The ‘City of Immortality’, a short-lived capital 11km south of Mandalay, is famed for U Bein’s Bridge, the world's longest teak bridge at 1.2km. Just west is the Ganayon Kyaung thousands of monks take their lunch around 10.30am. Cut off by rivers and canals, Inwa (known as Ava by the British) served as the Burmese capital for nearly four centuries. The stupa-studded hilltops of Sagaing loom over the Ayeyarwaddy. With 500 stupas and innumerable monasteries, Sagaing is where Burmese Buddhists come for a break.
Meet and greet at hotel. First visit to Amarapura, 15 km (30 minutes) from Mandalay. Visit U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200-year-old teak bridge built in 1782 when Amarapura was Royal Capital. The bridge was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace. At 1.2 kilometers in length, it is the world’s longest teak span. Continue visit to Mahagandayon Monastery , a famous Buddhist monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study. Time permitting will have the opportunity to observe the monks having their last meal of the day in total silence. Continue visit traditional hand – woven silk workshop. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.Visit to the former Royal Capital of Inwa ( AVA ) with a short ride local ferry boat ( 10 minutes ) located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and the Myitnge Rivers. Visit Inwa by charming horse-drawn carriage pass through the ancients city walls to visit a brick and continue visit to the impressive wooden monastery of Maha Aungmye Bonzan, built of brick and stucco as well as the Bargayar Monastery, famous for its ornate woodcarvings and teak posts ( also known as Ok Kyaung ). Visit to the Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the palace building nicknamed ' leaning tower of Ava ', the climb to the top offers lovely views over river. After visit, the journey continues Khaung Mu Daw Pagoda at Sagaing and the Sagaing hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees for enjoy sunset. Drive to Mandalay and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner) English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply) Local guide in Hoa Binh Entrance fees for all visits and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
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