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Mandalay Full Day Tour

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$53

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2 to 8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop
    • Entry/Admission - Mahamuni Pagoda
    • Entry/Admission - Shwe In Bin Kyaung
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner
    • Entry/Admission - Mandalay Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Atumashi monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Sandar Muni Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda
    • Entry/Admission - Mandalay Hill
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop, No 143 36th Street, Between 77th & 78th Street, Myet Parr Yart, Mandalay Myanmar

    First, we will go King Galon Gold Leaf workshop, we can see how gold leaf making.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Myanmar

    The Mahamuni Buddha Temple is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site, located southwest of Mandalay, Myanmar. The Mahamuni Buddha image is deified in this temple, and originally came from Arakan.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Shwe In Bin Kyaung, 89th Street And 38th Street, Mandalay Myanmar

    Shweinbin Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Mandalay, Burma, built in the tradition of Burmese teak architecture. The monastery was built in 1895 by a Sino-Burmese merchant married to a Burmese woman of royal extraction.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Mandalay Palace, Mandalay Myanmar

    The Mandalay Palace (Burmese: မန္တလေး နန်းတော်, pronounced [máɴdəlé náɴdɔ̀]), located in Mandalay, Myanmar, is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. The palace was constructed between 1857 and 1859 as part of King Mindon's founding of the new royal capital city of Mandalay. The plan of Mandalay Palace largely follows the traditional Burmese palace design, inside a walled fort surrounded by a moat. The palace itself is at the centre of the citadel and faces east. All buildings of the palace are of one storey in height. The number of spires above a building indicated the importance of the area below.[1]

    Mandalay Palace was the primary royal residence of King Mindon and King Thibaw, the last two kings of the country. The complex ceased to be a royal residence and seat of government on 28 November 1885 when, during the Third Anglo-Burmese War, troops of the Burma Field Force entered the palace and captured the royal family. The British turned the palace compound into Fort Dufferin, named after the then viceroy of India. Throughout the British colonial era, the palace was seen by the Burmese as the primary symbol of sovereignty and identity. Much of the palace compound was destroyed during World War II by allied bombing; only the royal mint and the watch tower survived. A replica of the palace was rebuilt in the 1990s with some modern materials.

    Today, Mandalay Palace is a primary symbol of Mandalay and a major tourist destination.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Atumashi monastery, 14th St & 63rd St, Mandalay Myanmar

    Atumashi Monastery is located at the North Eastern part of the Mandalay Palace. Its only about 10 minutes drive from the royal palace.

    The Atumashi Kyaung meaning Incomparable Monastery (Maha Atulawaiyan Kyaungdawgyi), was originally built in 1857 by King Mindon (1853-1879), who had founded his new capital of Upper Burma at Mandalay just a few years earlier in 1855. It was one of the King’s last great religious construction project. The original Atumashi was a magnificent wooden structure with considerable exterior stucco and set on a high platform reached by a formal ceremonial staircase. Instead of the traditional “pyatthat” (graduated wooden spires of decreasing size) and multi-roof design of traditional monastic buildings, the Atumashi was a huge grandiose structure surrounded by five graduated rectangular terraces. It was considered one of Southeast Asia’s most magnificent buildings.
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    It originally contained a very large, almost 30 ft (9 m), image of the Buddha made from the king’s lacquered silk clothing. There were numerous treasures within the structure, including a large diamond set in the forehead of the Buddha, four complete sets of the Tripikata (the ‘three baskets’ of the Buddhist sacred texts), and much more. When the British annexed the city and Upper Burma in 1885, the large diamond vanished, perhaps taken by the British or other marauders. The building and its entire contents burned down in 1890.

    For many years the ruins of the building lay open to the elements. Stumps of the charred teak pillars, a grand staircase and some colonnaded walls remained. The area was cleared in the 1990s and was rebuilt according to the original plans in 1996 by the Burmese archaeological department with the use of convict labor. While somewhat impressive, it does not come close to recreating the magnificence of the original building. The Atumashi Kyaung is near the Kuthodaw Pagoda, built at the same time, and next door to the Shwenandaw.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book, Mandalay Myanmar

    The Kuthodaw pagoda in Mandalay comprises of a gilded pagoda, hundreds of shrines housing inscribed marble slabs and several pavilions. The pagoda is also called “the world’s largest book”, named after the 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings.

    In Burmese known as the Maha Lawka Marazein Paya, the Kuthodaw is located at the foot of Mandalay Hill. The large grounds offer good views upwards of Mandalay Hill with its many temples and pagodas.

    The Kuthodaw Paya or “Royal merit pagoda” was built by King Mindon Min at the same time the nearby Royal Palace was built. Construction started shortly after the founding of Mandalay in 1857. The King built the Kuthodaw to leave a great work of merit for future generations. The Kuthodaw pagoda resembles the nearby Sandamuni pagoda that also features a large zedi and hundreds of inscribed marble slabs, which are contained in a smaller, more compact area.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sandar Muni Monastery, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

    The Sandamuni pagoda in Mandalay is known for its large golden zedi, its hundreds of shrines containing inscribed marble slabs and the largest iron Buddha image in Burma, the Sandamani, after which it is named.

    Resembling the nearby Kuthodaw pagoda, the Sandamuni is located on the foot of Mandalay Hill with good views of the hill and its monasteries.

    The pagoda was built as a memorial to crown Prince Kanaung, who was murdered in 1866 by two of King Mindon Min’s sons, who were unhappy not to be the first in line to become the next King. The bodies of the crown Prince and three of his sons who were also killed were entombed on the Sandamuni pagoda grounds. In the early 1990’s the tombs were moved to a mausoleum in Mandalay.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda, Mandalay Myanmar

    The Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda is also referred to the as the Great Marble Image. The structure houses a statue of Lord Buddha which has been carved out of a single block of pale green marble. The stone block from which the statue has been carved out was extracted from a quarry located twelve miles on the north of Mandalay called Sagyin. The story of transporting the rock however has several versions. Some people say that it took around 10,000 to 12,000 men to shift the stone to the site of the temple over a period of thirteen days while others are of the belief that a canal was dug to float the stone to the site. As the waiter level was insufficient to transport the rock, 10000 laborers were asked to raise the level of water.

    The Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda has one of its entrances on the opposite side of the Mandalay Hill. The construction of the pagoda began in 1853. Owing to some internal disturbances and a rebellion that took place, the construction was not complete until the mid 1860s. It is said that the original plan was to construct a temple at the site, resembling the Ananda Pahto in Began. However, the completed structure hardly bears any resemblance to the site. The corridors marking the entry to the site glimmer with mirrored tiles which are engraved in golden accents and green grout.

    The inner wall of the pagoda is dotted with small alcoves, which contain small images of the Buddha. Several huge statues of Buddha are placed on different sides of the interiors of the temple as well.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Mandalay Hill, Mandalay Myanmar

    ust outside the North of downtown, Mandalay Hill which summit is 230 m above the surrounding plain is the natural watch-tower for the visitors to watch sunrise or sunset over the city plains. Every one who arrived in Mandalay, the ancient capital of Myanmar, usually goes to Mandalay Hill, the landmark of Mandalay, which overlooks the city. At the bottom in front of the southwest entrance are the two immense statue of Lions guard the holy hill.
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    If you drive by car from the archway of Mandalay hill, you will reach the entrance of escalator of the hill. From there, you can proceed to the top of the Mandalay hill by escalator and pay homage to Su Taung Pyi Pagoda,means wish-granting Pagoda, built by King Anawratha in 414 Myanmar Era.It was patronized and renovated by successive KonBaung Kings. You can study documentary photos of Mandalay hill on the platform of Pagoda.
    Moreover, the stairways are being constructed from the bottom to top of the hill which you can climb at ease and rest as you go up the stairway. There is a saying that if you want to live long, you take refuge in the environs of Mandalay hill. It means that as climbing to the Mandalay hill on foot is good for health.

    And to pay homage to the pagoda along the way makes one live long.

    You can pay homage to prominent pagodas along the stairway of Mandalay Hill. Besides, you can visit the shops of Myanma traditional handmade toys, gifts such as beads.If you reach the top of the hill, you can pay homage to Su Taung Pyi Pagoda. Moreover, you can view the elegant craftsmanship with two Snakes raising the hoods up.
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    HISTORY
    During the time when Buddha was alive while on one of his visits to Myanmar, the Buddha with his disciple Ananda climbed Mandalay Hill and prophesied that a great city would be founded below the hill and also pointed the place of that future city.
    Then a huge standing Buddha image was built at the place where Buddha stood, with his hand pointing to the Royal Palace. The legend has it that the Buddha, on his visit, had made a prophecy that a great city would be founded at the foot of this hill.
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    ENVIRONMENT
    The dominant natural feature of Mandalay is its 790 ft (240 m) Mandalay Hill, which towers above the city and the flat plain below.
    Virtually all visitors and pilgrims to Mandalay either climb the 1,729 steps of the covered southern stairway with its magnificent guardian chinthe (half-lion, half-dragon) at the entry, use stairways on the other sides or use easier means and take the escalator, cars or buses to the top.
    From its top, and from several way stations along the ascent, one has a magnificent panorama of the city, the old Royal Palace and Fortress, as well as the Ayeyarwady river and the distant Shan Hills.
    As Mandalay hill looks like a natural tower, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Mandalay and its environs from there. Sagaing Hill, Ayeyarwady River and Mingun in the west and Yankin hill, YaeTa Khun Hill in the east can be enjoyed with pleasure.In the evening, the platform of Mandalay Hill’s Su Taung Pyi Pagoda is crowded with tourists and devotees who record the beauty of sunset.If you visit Mandalay, the ancient capital of Myanmar, we invite you to enjoy the natural beauty of Mandalay hill not very far from the capital and to pay homage the prominent pagodas there.
    SUTAUNGPYI PAGODA
    The pagoda and its ancillary pavilion are located near the top of Mandalay Hill, the holy hill from which the Buddha reportedly predicted that a great religious city would emerge at its base. It is suggested that the pagoda was originally built by the great builder of Bagan, King Anawratha, in 1052. This "wish-granting" pagoda was often renovated by its patrons, the Konbaung kings, in later years. Perhaps the most famous of the renovators of the religious structures on Mandalay Hill was U Khan Dee. the famous and legendary "Hermit on the Hill", who spent 41 years of his life on the hill raising funds for many structures, including Sutaungpyai, where he spent many years.

    Duration: 2 hours

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    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/18/2020 - 11/2/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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    • Not wheelchair accessible
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    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Organised by Peter Si Thu by Mandalay Taxi

Activity ID: V-189698P4

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