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.
Morning visit in Mandalay
Who would love this tour?
- 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
Extension Tours you would love:
- Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin day return trip
- Visit Inle Lake via Pindaya – 3 Days
- Myanmar Experiences: 7 Days
Destinations in this tour
Mahamuni paya and U Bein bridge
Pick up at 3:45 am
Early morning at about 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. 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 live instruments ease the visitor’s and participants’ mind in a relaxing way at the beginning of the ceremony.
It’s the only place in the world and Myanmar to see a fantastic view of face washing service early morning. It happens on a daily basis.
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 the morning tour is finished, and you will be transferred back to your hotel.
include & exclude
What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the tour price.
- Transportation by air-con car,
- Licensed Tour guide service
- Local tea or coffee with the snack
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the tour price.
- Entrance fees,
- Camera fees,
- Gratuity (optional)
What is the cancellation policy for this tour?
This tour can be canceled up to 2 days (48 hrs) before the travel start date for a 90% refund and if you cancel less than 2 days before the travel start date or no-show there are no refunds. The Government Tax (5%) is non-refundable.
Does the entry fee include in the price?
Usually, the Combo tickets (Zone fees/ Entrance fees) for this tour 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.
Can I book this tour last minute?
We say yes, and but it is subject to availability. We have set up the booking cut off time in 2 days and if you want to book less than 2 days please contact us via email (email@example.com). Then we can get back to you with the information to help you book the tour.
What do I need to bring with me to do this tour?
We suggest you carry slipper and something to protect from the sun and the dust. Shorts or sleeveless tops and shoes are not allowed to enter the place of Pagodas and Religious area.
I am a solo traveler, can I book this tour?
We operate this tour privately as we, MUL considered to the privacy of the travelers and not sharing with other travelers. But solo travelers can still book for this tour if you choose 2 pax in the booking. In a certain condition, you may also request for the (solo) price by email.
Is a vegetarian option available for this tour?
Yes, Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.