Mandalay Cultural Heritage Tour
This full-day private tour gives you a chance to see all the best in Mandalay and sunset view from Mandalay Hill. Your tour guide will lead you for the experiences for culture and history of Mandalay.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
Explore Mandalay city during your stay, mainly cultural heritage sites near the foot of Mandalay hill. Mandalay is the last Royal Capital of Myanmar Kings, an ancient center for culture and Buddhist religion. You will visit this sightseeing tour with our knowledgeable guide and you may be advised what is Myanmar culture, how is the local peoples’ life, what is their handicrafts and exploring cultural heritage area in Mandalay.
Highlights of the Program
- Private day tour with tour guide
- Explore important highlights of Mandalay
- Experience about Myanmar culture, history and environment
- All sightseeing mentioned in itinerary
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (Mandalay city area)
- 1 bottle of water and towel
- Air conditioned coach (from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm)
- English Speaking Guide
- Camera fees and personal expenses
- Entrance fees and zone fees
- Lunch is optional
Southern part of the city
We will start our day trip with a visit to the most famous religious site of Mahamuni pagoda. On the passageway of the entrance, you can see many souvenir shops, especially for local Buddhist. Many local Buddhist are coming every day and taking meditation, offering something to Buddha image and so on. So you can learn why Buddhist people come and what they do in Pagoda etc. Visit the area of marble workshops where many kinds of statues like Buddha images, Elephants, lions, Chinese religious icons and even include Indian religious figures crafted daily. Then you will get more experience at gold leaf making factory how the skillful craftsmen are working. Visit Monastery to understand about Monastic education (Regular Primary school at the monastery surround taught by monks and normal teachers) in Myanmar and make a small charity or some interactive activities with the children if it is the school day. After that continue to explore to a local market where you may observe the trade of local community in several products including vegetable.
Northern part of the City
In the afternoon, we will visit Royal Palace, the last palace of King Hsipaw to see the small museum and royal replica. Then proceed to Golden monastery which was the old palace of the King Mindone, father of the last King Hsipaw. Then to Kuthodaw Pagoda famous as ”The World’s Biggest Book” and which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. Continue the trip to Mandalay hill for sunset on the top of the hill, and you can have panoramic views over the royal city, Mandalay.
Usually, the Combo tickets (Zone fees/ Entrance fees) for xxxxxx are not included in our price in case you already bought a Combo ticket before your tour. If so, we recommend you to bring your Combo ticket with you at all times during your visit (or) our guide will assist you to buy this.
We say yes, and but it is subject to the availability. We recommend you to book this tour at least 14 hrs in advance to have secure arrangements especially in high season (October to March).
We suggest you to carry slipper and something to protect from the sun and the dusts. Shorts or sleeveless tops and shoes are not allowed to enter place of Pagodas and Religious area.
We operate this tour in privately as we, MUL considered to the privacy of the travellers and not sharing with other travelers. But solo traveler can still book for this tour with reasonable (solo) price by choosing 1 pax at our checkout page.