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2 Days / 1 Night - Tour
Monywa - Po Win Taung & Shwe Ba Taung
Extension from Mandalay
Union of Myanmar

Day 1 Mandalay - Monywa
This morning, drive out of Mandalay and cross Ava Bridge, which was built by British engineers, and continue by road to Monywa. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a local ferry across the Chindwin River and drive to visit a sandstone cave system in the Po Win Hills, named after a famous 'zawgyi' (alchemist) who once lived here. The Caves of Po Win Daung, numbering more than one hundred, are full of Buddhist statues and murals. Most exhibit the Innwa style but some may date from the 14th Century. Nearby, visit Shwe Ba Daung, which features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with Buddha images. Return to Monywa. Also visit a village which main business is the extraction of copper. Dinner and accommodation at Monywa Hotel, Monywa.
Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 Monywa - Mandalay
Breakfast. This morning, visit local market. Before Monywa, visit Thanboddhay Pagoda, about 20 kilometers out of Monywa on the Mandalay road. The richly decorated central stupa has no less than 845 smaller stupas around it. Inside the pahto, you will see thousands of Buddha images (reportedly over 500,000) decorating every wall, archway and niche. The buildings in the compound have interesting jataka reliefs and there is a huge Reclining Buddha nearby. Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, which is painted white and has a huge egg-shaped dome in Ceylonese style. Lunch in Sagaing. Continue to picturesque Sagaing Hill. This is perhaps the living center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today and hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. From Sagaing, return across Ava Bridge, built by British engineers, to your hotel in Mandalay.
Breakfast, Lunch

Included

Same guide throughout the whole tour, with the language guide of your choice (English, Italian, French or German - other language guides available on request)
Full board as specified in the itinerary
Accommodation in hotels as specified above
Transportation by air-conditioned cars, minibuses or buses
Boat trips as specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees

Not Included

Services not mentioned in the itinerary
Meals where not specified
Sedan chairs
All other expenses of a personal nature

Notes

* The hotel in Monywa is of basic standard. The hotel is located near the center of town, rooms have air-conditioning and hot and cold water, however the buildings are in need of renovation.

 

 
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