Myanmar Past and Present: Amarapura – Sagaing and Mandalay

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: All day

10 hours    English    Mandalay, Amarapura, Sagaing

tour highlights

  • Drive to Amarapura and take a stroll on mesmerizing U Bein Bridge
  • Exploring Sagaing Hills for numerous pagodas and monasteries
  • Visit the most famous and sacred Mahamuni Pagoda
  • Visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world's largest book due to 729 marble slabs
  • Breath-taking sunset at the top of Mandalay Hill

tour details

Full day exploring the highlights of the Royal capital Mandalay and nearby Amarapura with the longest teak bridge U Bein. Visit the picturesque Sagaing Hill, well-known as a retreat for Buddhist devotees and monastic schools.

Why choose this tour?

  • Discovering the captivating tourist sites and incredible artworks of Mandalay and Sagaing
  • A scenic stroll at the notorious U Bein bridge in Amarapura

tour description

Drive to Amarapura and take a stroll on U Bein Bridge, which is believed to be the longest teak bridge in the world. From here, visit picturesque Sagaing, perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. The hills here are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Lunch at 62 Mandalay Restaurant
In the afternoon, drive along the busy Ayeyarwady River where you see many boats loading goods as well as women washing laundry. The visit Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Stop at local workshops to see kalaga tapestries being made, and gold leaf being beaten into paper-thin pieces, stone carving and bronze casting. From here, we go 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. Atop Mandalay Hill lie glittering glass-studded temple walls which reflect the evening glow as you watch the sunset.

customise the tour

  • Take a boat trip in Taungthaman lake near U Bein bridge (seasonal)
  • Shop for souvenirs at local artisans' workshps
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour
  • Enjoy your dinner with unique setting at Daung Lan Gyi restaurant


  • Transfer by private air-conditioned car
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fee in Sagaing
  • 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: EXMFMPPB

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