About Amarapura

Founded by King Bodawpaya in 1783 as his new capital. Amarapura is a former capital of Myanmar during the Konbaung Dynasty, and King Mindon built Mandalay in 1857 and shifted the capital from Amarapura in 1860. Amarapura is now a township of Mandalay city. Amarapura is bounded by the Irrawaddy river in the west, Chanmyathazi Township in the north, and the ancient capital site of Ava in the south.

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Best Season:All year round
Popular Location: U Bein bridge, Mahagandaryone monastery

Tours to Amarapura

Visiting Amarapura and wooden bridge

    Morning visit in Mandalay

    4 hrs

    This morning tour is to explore the fantastic view of face watching ceremony of the Mahamuni Buddha image and the ways of life of the monk. Experience the morning unique view of the famous U Bein bridge.

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    Bargayar Wooden Monastery, Innwa

      Ava-Sagaing-Amarapura and Mingun

      1 Day

      Enjoy an organized day trip to three ancient cities and famous Mingun village by  private car. Today you can explore about the rural area of Mingun village and its historical monuments.

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      Menu Brick Monastery

        Ava-Sagaing-Amarapura Tour

        1 Day

        Full day Excursion trip to three ancient cities of Ava, Sagaing, and Amarapura in and around Mandalay. This tour includes hotel pickup, air-con car, Tour guide service and boat & horse cart fees at Ava.

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