Depart for your private tour from your hotel with your guide and driver in either the morning or the afternoon, continuing on to an exploration of the wealth of monuments found in and around Mandalay.
Stop by the Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a Buddha image famous for its adornment of gold foil and crown made of rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and jade. The resulting mass of precious metals and jewels weighs in at more than a ton (900 kilograms). You’ll also stop by the Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery) and Shwe Inbin Monastery, two Buddhist complexes that help illustrate Mandalay’s unique architectural heritage.
Continue your trip at Kuthodaw Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa (religious structure) located at the foot of Mandalay Hill that’s famous for its 729 marble slabs, each of which is inscribed with a Buddhist teaching. After exploring a local silk workshop to learn about Burmese-style Kalaga embroidery, you’ll proceed to the top of Mandalay Hill, which offers dramatic views of the city and surrounding countryside.
Finish your Mandalay tour with a drop-off at your hotel.