Duration : One/Half Day
Route Map : Mandalay - Amarapura - Ubein Bridge - Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung - Mahamuni Pagoda - Mandalay Hill
Let’s take Mandalay Motorbike Tour to Amarapura via Ubein Bridge & Sunset on Mandalay Hill. Amarapura is a former capital of Myanmar, and now a township of Mandalay. Amarapura is bounded by the Irrawaddy river in the west, Chanmyathazi township in the north, and the ancient capital site of Ava in the south. U Bein Bridge is a crossing that spans the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura in Myanmar. The 1.2-kilometre bridge was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world.
After having breakfast at hotel, we’ll jump on our motorbikes to go straight to Amarapura and visit Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study; continue to the 150-year-old U Bein teak bridge, built in 1851 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital. We then will have a lunch at a local restaurant and take a rest before another exploration on motorbikes in the afternoon.
An afternoon of comprehensive sightseeing in Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves, Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung (Golden Monastery), a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda (known as the world’s largest book), consisting of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures. Enjoy spectacular views at sunset from Mandalay Hill, where there are interesting glass-studded temples.
Later on, we’ll ride our motorbikes back to hotel to finish the trip here.