Excursion to Amapura and boat trip to Ava - Mandalay - Central
Excursion to Amapura and boat trip to Ava: Pick-up at your hotel for the drive to Amarapura, 15 km (30 minutes) from Mandalay. Visit MAHAGANDAYON, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study; continue to 200-year-old U BEIN teak bridge, built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was Royal capital.
Visit BAGAYA MONASTERY, with a superb collection of Buddha statues. After lunch at local restaurant, excursion to the former Royal Capital of INWA (AVA) reached by a short boat trip.
Visits by horse-drawn carriage include NANMYINT WATCH TOWER, the remains of the palace building nicknamed ‘the leaning tower of Ava’ MAHA AUNGMYE BONZAN MONASTERY, built of brick and stucco and BARGAYAR MONASTERY, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Continue to SAGAING HILLS, a retreat for Buddhist devotees for sunset.