Excursion on Day 4: Mandalay is considered Myanmar’s cultural capital. It’s the second largest city in the country and changing quickly. Mandalay is also Myanmar’s Buddhist cultural and religious center, having several monasteries and over 700 pagodas. We’ll visit the Mahamuni Buddha Temple, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site. The temple houses the Mahamuni Buddha image, the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. We’ll visit marble and alabaster workshops to see the sculptors honing their craft, and continue on to the sumptuous Shwe In Bin Kyaung monastery. Then at sundown, we’ll head up to the top of Mandalay Hill to take in the exceptional views of the city.
Length: Approx. 3 hours
- The order of the visits may change.
- The times are given as an indication.