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2D/1N in Mandalay
Day 1 - Yangon – Mandalay & Amarapura – Mandalay
This morning fly north to Mandalay. Mandalay is Myanmar's cultural capital. The nature focus of the city is an abrupt hill, rising above a vast moated and walled square. On arrival, you will toward the city and stop at Amarapura, a former capital whose name meansCity of Immortality’. First visit a silk weaving workshop which produces exquisite handmade products and then visit Mahagandayon monastery, when over one-thousand monks reside. After touring this tranquil site, continue to U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest and 200 year-old teak bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams.
This afternoon, we'll visit Mahamuni Pogada, 13ft-high sated Buddha image which is one of Myanmar's most famous. Continue your tour of Mandalay with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the titleWorld’s Biggest Book’. Continue to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving. Head to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 2: Mandalay – Sagaing – Ava
After morning breakfast, we'll first stop at Ava which is one of the ancient cities and a remarkably rural backwater of empty fields sparsely dotted with widely spaced ruins, monastic buildings and stupas. Explore Ava by plodding horse cart to visit BagayaKyaung (a wonderful teak monastery), Maha AungmyeBonzan monastery (built of stucco-covered brick, royal monastery temple) and Nanmyin (a leaning watchtower of Ava).  Then, towards a local restaurant in a city center to have lunch. (Own account). In the afternoon, you will return to dry land by boat and take a drive to Sagaing by crossing a bridge over the Irrawaddy River. Uncountable white-and-gold stupas are highlights of Sagaing. Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar.  It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers and you will visit pagodas such as Swan OoPon Nya Shin and U Min ThoneSae. We’ll also visit Sagaing’s local market, a typical Burmese market that few tourists visit. Here you will find a range of items for sale including locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. We will also stop at a small pottery village to see the process of making the ubiquitous water pots found throughout Myanmar. Transfer back to hotel / airport
Note: you can start the tour from another city besides Yagon
Min. 2 pax
Included: 01 Nights accommodation with sharing Twin/Double basic; All the transfers and excursion with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers ; Domestic Flight from Yangon to Mandalay; English speaking guide services ; Horse cart service in Ava visit; Ferry boat services in Ava visit; Entrance fees for visiting places in the program; Water and refreshing towel in touring days; Services mentioned in the program
Excluded: International / domestic airfares (way out) and taxes; Visas and visa fees; Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills.; Travel insurance against any personal injury of illness and damage of the property incurred - during the course of this trip.; Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary; Tips and gratuities ; Entrance fees free time

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