Morning visit in Mandalay

from $20.00

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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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Private tour
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Morning visit in Mandalay.

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. Mahamuni Pagoda which is highly venerated in Myanmar and central to many people’s lives, as it is seen as an expression of representing the Buddha’s life in Mandalay is a must see for tourists who come to Mandalay. In fact in this particular ritual/ceremony, as we all know that the statue doesn’t open his mouth, so just imagine that the head monk just washes the Buddha’s lips, the Holy face and the Buddha’s teeth are washed over and over again with a cloth. Of course, the locals who treat this Buddha with the utmost reverence, believe he is alive. The repeated rhythm of the classic music by the traditional lives instruments ease the visitor’s and participants’ mind in a relaxing way at the beginning of the ceremony.

It’s the only one place in the world and Myanmar to see a fantastic view of face washing service early morning. It happens on a daily basis.

Highlight of the program:

  • Amazing Face washing ceremony of Mahamuni Pagoda
  • Morning life of the monks
  • Local experiences at the tea shop
  • Unique, pleasant view of the bridge at the sunrise
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transportation by air-con car,
  • Licensed Tour guide service
  • Local tea or coffee with the snack
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entrance fees,
  • Camera fees,
  • Gratuity (optional),
  1. Mahamuni paya and U Bein bridge Pick up at 3:45 am

    3:45 am – Pick up at your hotel in Mandalay and transfer to Mahamuni Pagoda to see the amazing face washing ceremony of the Buddha image. This tradition holds every morning at the Pagoda, and some Buddhist come to the Pagoda to worship and to do meditation. You can see how local people respect to the Buddha.

    5:00 am – See the many monks who are coming from their monastery by queueing and holding a bowl for their foods. After that go to the tea shop and taste Myanmar tea and snacks with local people.

    Continue outskirt of Mandalay city to explore the famous U Bein (wooden) bridge for sunrise during peace and silent. Charming surrounding scenery will attract you for your pleasure.

    Now morning tour is finished, and you will be transferred back to your hotel before 8:00 am.

Hotels, Motels and Lodges

This tour is One Day Tour and we do not arrange any accommodation for you / your family/ your group. But If you want to continue your trip or to extend your travel you may need for accommodation booking. We are here to help you book your accommodation in any city or destination for your travel. What you need to do is to contact us and request for accommodation via email (

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This tour cannot be booked in the same day of departure. We recommend you to book this tour at least 15 hrs in advance to have secure arrangements especially in high season (October to March).

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.

We offer other travel related service such as domestic flight tickets, hotel bookings, Tour guide services, other transportation services and extension tour packages depend on your request.

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