Mandalay City Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: All day

10 hours    English    Mandalay

tour highlights

  • Admire the incredible religious artwork of Mandalay's pagodas
  • See local artisans at work on tapestries and gold leaf
  • Visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the Theravada Buddhist scriptures
  • Watch an unforgettable sunset from Mandalay Hill

tour details

Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Mandalay and Visit the essential highlights of the former royal city – pagodas, traditional handicrafts, Mandalay Hill and later in the afternoon, observer the evening prayers at Shwe Kyin Monastery.

Why choose this tour?

  • An introductory tour for the first-time travellers to get a glimpse of Mandalay and its important highlights
  • Visit to the respectable local artisans to learn about their detailed works and stories
  • Excursion to the Mandalay Hill to earn sweeping views of Mandalay city and glimmering Ayeyarwady River
  • Witnessing the spiritual moment of evening prayers by the monks at Shwe Kyin Monastery

tour description

Pick up from your hotel and start enjoying a comprehensive tour of Mandalay, a highlight of which is the Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Near the river lies visit Shwe-im-bin, a wooden monastery over 100 years old which is known for its lovely carving. Stop at local workshops to see kalaga tapestries being made, and gold leaf being beaten into paper-thin pieces, stone carving and bronze casting.

Lunch at 62 Mandalay Restaurant

Mid-afternoon, you will take a trishaw ride to Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the Theravada Buddhist scriptures are inscribed on 729 marble slabs, giving rise to its nickname 'the world's largest book'. Next visit beautiful teak-carved Shwenandaw Monastery, the only Royal Palace building to survive World War II bombing. At Kyaukdawgyi Pagoda you'll see a large Buddha statue carved out of a single block of local marble. Atop Mandalay Hill lie glittering glass-studded temple walls which reflect the evening glow as you watch the sunset. Afterwards, visit Shwe Kyin Monastery to observe student monks start their evening prayers. After that, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Shop for souvenirs at local artisans' workshops
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Lunch
  • Trishaw
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Mandalay Zone Fee


  • Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
Tour code: EXMFMCEB

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