15 USD per person (small group tour from 4 to 7 person)
Start from Mandalay-visit Mahamuni temple, Mahagandayone monastery, interesting pottery village, authentic toy maker village, amazing Sagaing Hill, Myanmar monastic education center, sunset form U Bein Bridge
Mahamuni is one of three important places for Myanmar Buddhist. Temple open at 04:00am every day and do face washing ceremony as Myanmar belief living Buddha. Around temple can see Myanmar daily life, hundred of craft shops, craft man workshops. Should not miss to visit Mahamuni temple in Mandalay
One of the famous monasteries in Amarapura near Mandalay which is school for over thousand Buddhist monks. To observe daily life of Myanmar Buddhist monk, should visit Mahagandayone monastery. About 110:15, all monks enter to dinning room for lunch. As almost every day there is donator for lunch, monks make procession and accept offering food at the entrance of dinning room and have lunch silently. It is the most impressive monument to visit monastery.
Since 19th century, Myanmar ladies used Myanmar traditional wave pattern silk longyi for special occupation of their life: wedding ceremony, initiation ceremony and graduation ceremony, in Amarapura, produce traditional silk longyi by using old technic. It is amazing hand loom weaving. They produce silk as well as very good quality of cotton.
As some Myanmar still use different kinds of clay product in their daily life, this village, all villagers work to produce terracotta pot for offering as well as for daily use. Should not miss to see Myanmar typical method of working clay generation by generation.
Famous Sagaing Hill for amazing panorama over 400 monastries.
U Bein Bridge
Most of the travelers familiar with The Bridge over The River Kwai.
I’d like to introduce about very beautiful wooden bridge crosses over Taung Tha Man lake which is situated at Amarapura near Mandalay. The name of the bridge is U Bein bridge which is famous as the longest wooden bridge in the world. When you come to Mandalay, you shouldn’t miss to visit sunset time from U Bein Bridge.
Amarapura is one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar before Mandalay not very far from Mandalay. Amarapura means immortal city. In central Myanmar, during raining season, always happened water flood of the Ayeyarwaddy River. At such time, Taung Tha Man lake cut communication with Amarapura and surrounding villages. Pedlars and hawkers have to take risk crossing the rough lake with their little boats. In the year 1849, U Pein who was a high ranking clerk, got idea to build the bridge across the lake.
The construction began in 1849 and completed in 1851, it took only two years.There are 1086 wooden post and 4 wooden pavilions (rest houses for leisure) on the bridge.
The bridge indeed is romantic, being the longest wooden bridge in the world, loving couples make appointment on the bridge, people from near city have picnic near the bridge.
In any time of the year, U Pein bridge attracts visitors from far and near. Nowadays, you can also enjoy sunset sight seeing by local boat.
Dear visitors pray do not miss the romance of the Bridge over the Lake Taung Tha Man.