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Private Half-Day Amarapura Tour from Mandalay

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  • Private Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • Live Guide
  • 96 hr

Revel in the royal architecture and fascinating history of Amarapura during this 4-hour excursion from Mandalay. Explore the history of this one-time Myanmar capital as you tour the city’s Mahagadayon Monastery, visit the famous U Bein teak bridge, and check out the shops of local bronze artisans and silk weavers. Entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are included.

Itinerary Details

Choose between morning and afternoon departure times and then receive a pickup from your Mandalay hotel. You’ll continue by car on the 30-minute trip south of town, traveling the nine miles (15 kilometers) to Amarapura. Admire the intricate architecture of this one-time royal capital and head to Mahagadayon Monastery, a well-known Buddhist religious complex that’s home to more than 1,000 local monks. You’ll proceed from there to the U Bein teak bridge, a famous 0.7-mile (1.2-kilometer) long span that straddles Taungthaman Lake. Known as the longest teakwood bridge in the world, it’s a great spot to pause for photos as local villagers and monks pass back and forth. Proceed from there to Bagaya Monastery where you’ll explore its unique collection of Buddha statues. Finish the day with optional stops to explore the region’s numerous artisanal handicraft makers, checking out workshops for craft makers working on bronze casting, silk weaving and cotton making. You’ll receive a drop-off back at your Mandalay hotel at the end of the trip.