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Cycling Ancient Royal Capitals & Mingun

Mandalay, Central Myanmar
Cycling Ancient Royal Capitals & Mingun

Details

  • Service:
    Cycling Ancient Royal Capitals & Mingun
  • Duration:
    Full day
  • Operated:
    Daily
  • Time:
    8.30-18.30. Starts and finishes at your hotel in Mandalay.
  • Remark:
    • Tour is with English speaking local guide
    • Entrance & permit fees are included
    • Lunch pack, local snacks and drinking water are included during the ride

Cycling adventure to the Royal Capitals near Mandalay. Discovery DMC guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning. After bike fittng we cycle through lively Mandalay to the jetty and embark on 1-hour boat journey across the Ayeyarwaddy River (Irrawaddy) to the rural village of Mingun, known for its massive unfinished pagoda cracked by an earthquake in the 1800s; another attraction is Mingun’s bronze bell, believed to be largest uncracked one in the world.

Our bike ride is paved road with light traffic passing though friendly villages over rolling hills until reaching the site of Ancient kingdom of Sagaing.

From the Sagaing hills, we enjoy views of the hillside dotted with countless pagodas. We continue to another beautiful ancient capital, Amarapura, famous for its garments, and visit a cottage industry workshop to learn how the traditional Myanmar fabrics are woven.

Last but not least we visit the Ubein bridge, a simple yet remarkable teak structure that spans 1,2 km over Taungtaman Lake and cycle back to Mandalay.

Cycling distance: 70km

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