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Monywa National Park Tour


Day 1: Yangon-Mandalay Sightseeing

After breakfast, transfer to airport for Mandalay by morning flight. On the way to hotel, sightseeing commence from Mahagandayon Monastery to see the daily life of the Buddhist monks, 200 – year – old U Pein teak bridge, built in 1782 spanning the TaungTha Man Lake. Check in to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing includes Manhamuni Pagoda, built by King Bodawpaya in 1784. It is well known for its Buddha Image, thickly covered with layers of gold leaf, workshops of tapestries and silk weaving, Shwenandaw Kyaung a superb example of Myanmar traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, built by King Mindon in 1868, It also known as the World’s Biggest Book for its 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Then drive to Mandalay Hill, 230 meters in elevation, for a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding areas at sunset. Stay overnight at hotel, Mandalay.

Early morning approximately. 7 AM, pick-up from hotel and drive to Monywa (approx. 3 hrs drve). Arrival and proceed to visit a sandstone cave system of Po Win Hill – full of Buddhist statues wood carvings and murals dating to the 17th centuries. A covered stairway climbs a hill to the main cave shrine, but there are dozens of large and small caves in the area filled with old Buddha images. Then visit Shwe Ba Hill – features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with plain Buddha images. Evening back to Monywa and overnight at hotel.

After breakfast. Back to Mandalay and transfer to the airport for departure by evening flight.