Mingun – Sagaing – Amarapura with River CruiseMandalay, Central Myanmar
Service:Mandalay - Mingun - Sagaing River Cruise
Duration:08.30-18.30. Pick up from you hotel and drop off to your hotel.
- Tour is with English speaking local guide
- Entrance & permit fees are included
- Lunch box on the boat
- Ubein Bridge rowing boat is not included. Price must negotiated on the spot.
Explore the Ancient Kingdoms near Mandalay, enjoy a boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River, end the day at Ubein Bridge, site of spectacular sunsets. After breakfast at your hotel, we embark on a journey to Ancient Kingdoms of Myanmar near Mandalay.
The day starts with a 1-hour cruise across the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River (Irrawaddy) to the quaint village of Mingun, known for a massive unfinished pagoda dramatically cracked in half by an earthquake in the 1800s; another attraction is Mingun’s bronze bell, believed to be largest uncracked one in the world.
We continue leisurely downstream cruise to the Ancient kingdom of Sagaing, located on the banks of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River.
From the Sagaing hills, we enjoy views of the hillside dotted with countless pagodas and pay a special visit to a monastery to learn about the life of Buddhist devotees. We continue to another beautiful ancient capital, Amarapura, famous for its textile industries.
There, we visit a cottage industry workshop to learn how Myanmar longyis and traditional fabrics are woven.
Continuing to the Ubein bridge, a simple yet remarkable teak structure that spans 1,2km over Taungtaman Lake, we have the option to be rowed onto the calm waters. Ubein Bridge, silhouetted by the setting sun, is a magical experience and a photographer’s dream.