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