Dazzling Sight of Kyaukse Elephants Festival

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Full Day

10 hours    English

tour highlights

  • Yearly cultural highlight of Kyaukse Dancing Elephant Festival
  • Exclusive and authentic experience to mingle with the locals and cheer on your favourite Dummy Elephant
  • Visit to 700-years-old Shin Pin Set Thwar Pagoda and the excavation site of Ta Mote Shwe Gu Gyi (Golden Cave) Pagoda

tour details

The Elephant Dance Festival is a cultural highlight of Kyaukse, annually held for two days to pass the fun and tradition from generation to generation, since the 11th century.  Huge elephant figures are made by paper, bamboo and fabric, etc. to join the festival and to compete not only for the best elephant dance performance, but also for the nicest-decorated elephant. Spend your time enjoying the competitions and get mesmerized by the beautiful decorations of the dummy elephant figures.

Why choose this tour?

  • Closer look of traditional paper-maché figures and the stunning decorations
  • Joining the lively and exciting crowd to cheer on your favourite elephant dancers and teams
  • A good lecture on interesting historical background and mesmerizing architectures

tour description

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  • Combine with any package tour with Mandalay
  • Proceed to Snake Temple in Paleik if time permits
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transfer with air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Filtered water and wet towels


  • Mandalay Zone Fee


  • This tour is available only for for two days on 30 - 31 October 2020 during Kyaukse Elephant Festival.
Tour code: EXMFDSKB

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