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Amarapura
About 11 kilometers south of Mandalay, just between the Taungthaman Lake and the Ayeyarwady River, lays the small town of Amarapura, another former capital of the old Burmese kingdom. Apart from pagodas and the ruins of the ancient palace, the city offers one of Myanmar’s most photographed sights: the narrow, 1,200-meter-long U Bein bridge, which made entirely out of teak wood. The gangly looking bridge was built in 1784, but is still in mint condition and never needed any serious repairs. It was named after its founder, a former mayor, and was built from over 1,000 teak logs, partially even with the ruins of the abandoned royal city. Thus, for its incredible length spanning the lake, the U Bein bridge is recognized as the longest teak wood bridge in the world. Sunsets are especially popular, as the setting sun creates a beautiful silhouette of the bridge, photos of which adorn many a living room at home.

Sporadically, platforms, pavilions and benches are built into the bridge to offer travellers some rest and protection from the burning Southeast Asian sun. Apart from crossing on foot, it is also worth it to head to the Mahagandayon Monastery, which is located right at the beginning of the bridge. The monastery is one of the biggest in Myanmar and houses up to 1000 monks, some of which can often be seen strolling across the teak wood bridge in their billowing red robes. Visitors are welcome to glimpse into the life of these devout Buddhists and wander through the hallways, although it gets almost too busy during mealtimes. 

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Because of the short distance from Mandalay, most people visit Amarapura on a day trip. You can either fly into the Mandalay International Airport or take one of the many bus or train connections and then head to Amarapurna by scooter, taxi or boat.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Sunset at U Bein Bridge Mandalay Evening Tour

Watch the sunset at U Bein Bridge on a private tour from Mandalay to Amarapura, traveling in the cooler, evening hours when U Bein Bridge is at its most photogenic. See a line of pedestrians walking .75-mile (1.2-km) bridge, believed to be the longest teak footbridge in the world, then catch the first few stars as they appear above the seasonal Taungthaman Lake. With pickup and drop-off at hotels in Mandalay, all transport is by private, climate-controlled vehicle for a comfortable and convenient outing.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Half-Day Amarapura Tour from Mandalay

Revel in the royal architecture and fascinating history of Amarapura during this 4-hour excursion from Mandalay. Explore the history of this one-time Myanmar capital as you tour the city’s Mahagadayon Monastery, visit the famous U Bein teak bridge, and check out the shops of local bronze artisans and silk weavers. Entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

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Mandalay Cultural Tour

This tour is for the one who wants to explore more about the culture of Myanmar in Mandalay. Also you can learn about handmade gold leaf.
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  • 7 to 8 minutes
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  • 7 to 8 minutes
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Ancient Capitals of Myanmar Full Day Tour from Mandalay

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Burmese royalty on a full-day trip from Mandalay to three of Myanmar’s onetime capitals, with a private guide to share local history and background. You’ll explore centuries-old ruins by horse cart in Inwa, then discover Sagaing’s shining white and gold pagodas, dining on traditional Myanmar cuisine at the top of Sagaing Hill. Finish the day with a gorgeous sunset in Amarapura, whose teakwood U Bein Bridge is among the most iconic sights in Myanmar.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Ava, Sagaing, Amarapura and Mingun Full-Day Tour From Mandalay By Private Car

Explore top sights around the Mandalay countryside with your own private guide and driver on this full-day tour. See stunning pagodas in Mingun village, view Buddhist monasteries and the Irawaddy River from Sagaing Hill, and watch the sunset from atop one of the world's oldest teakwood bridges at Amarapura. This tour includes lunch, activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Full-Day Sagaing-Ava-Amarapuya Tour from Mandalay

Don’t let limited time in Myanmar stop you visiting the country’s highlights. Let a guide transport you between Sagaing, Ava, and Amarapuya—three of north Myanmar’s most interesting cities—on a private tour that eliminates the hassle of car hire and road navigation. Plus, a private guide means you’ll receive undivided attention throughout the tour and relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
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Multi-day Tours

7-Day Private Guided Myanmar Classic Tour with Hotel Accommodations

See the highlights of Myanmar with your own private guide on a 7-day tour from Yangon. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Bagan, Mandalay, Sagaing, Amarpura in order to visit markets and landmarks such as the Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung). You’ll also tour Yangon monuments such as Shwedagon Pagoda, Karaweik Palace, Kandawgyi Lake, Sule Pagoda, and other important sites. Includes accommodation, breakfasts, and private guide and vehicle.
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  • 7 days
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  • 7 days

Cultural Tours

Ancient Cities, Pagodas, and Sunset Tour from Mandalay

See the pagodas and ancient cities of Myanmar on this 12-hour small-group tour from Mandalay that introduces you to a bit of local life and Burmese history. Heading south of the Irrawaddy River, enjoy the convenience of visiting cultural and historical attractions with a guide, meet some local people, and enjoy scenic photo ops. Lunch is included. Tour is limited to 12 people.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

Cultural Tours

The Ancient Capitals of Mandalay

Take a tour of three of Myanmar’s ancient capitals and delve into the history of the country on this full-day tour from Mandalay. Visit the ancient royal capital of Amarapura and its Mahagandoyan monastery for young monks, the 14th-century capital of Sagaing with its unique stupas, and finish the tour at Inwa to see landmarks like “the leaning tower of Inwa” and the teakwood monastery of Bagaya Kyaung.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Cultural Tours

Ancient Cities Around Mandalay

Take a day tour from Mandalay to see the ancient cities and former Burmese capitals of Ava (aka Inwa), Sagaing, and Amarapura. Traveling by private car with a guide, you'll visit sites such as Bagaya Monastery, the remains of a palace and fort, Sagaing Hill, and U Bein Bridge. Take a horse-cart ride, get a glimpse of what life is like in this part of Myanmar, and admire the rural scenery outside of the city.
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  • 1 day
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Half-Day Ava Tour from Mandalay

Explore the former Burmese royal capital of Inwa (Ava), reached by boat across the Myintge River. Today, little remains but segments of the old city walls and a handful of well-preserved monasteries peering from tree roots and cultivated fields. You'll visit the teak wood monastery of Bagaya Kyaung and make a photo stop in Amarapura, with personalized commentary and private transport from Mandalay.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Cultural Tours

The Jewels of Mandalay

Discover the best of Mandalay and Amarapura on full-day tour that covers all the highlights of this spectacular region. Visit landmarks including Mahagandayon Monastery, U Bein Bridge, Mahamuni Pagoda; and Shwenandaw Monastery with a guide who facilitates the details so that you can enjoy the sights.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

U Bein Bridge Sunset Cycling Day Tour from Mandalay

Experience sunset at U Bein Bridge on a 6-hour cycling tour through Mandalay’s back roads and lively neighborhoods. Pedal along ancient canals that support the city’s agriculture, ride through rural villages and fertile farmland, and trace the atmospheric paths across the ancient imperial capital of Ava. Step onto the elegant U Bein Bridge, and watch Myanmar’s evening sun illuminate the .75-mile (1.2-kilometer), teakwood span.
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  • 6 hours
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11-Day Private Adventure of Myanmar's Top Destinations

11-day Private Heart of Myanmar Tour features to explore the magnificent culture and beautiful natural heritages of Myanmar. The wonderful trip provides you the significant highlights of Myanmar’s most popular attractions with many chances to explore the highlights of Myanmar such as the vibrant city of Yangon, the ancient town of Bagan, the culture city of Mandalay, Amarapura, Ava, Saging, Sightseeing Pyin Oo Lwin, the hill town of Kalaw, the impressive cave in Pintaya and finally enjoy a boat trip on the picturesque Inle Lake. You will tour the cities with a private modern air-conditioned vehicles for the whole trip, professional local English-speaking guides in sightseeing days and learn the Myanmar's culture and history.
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  • 11 days
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Four cities kingdom tour

Take an exciting private tour of Myanmar covering these major cities. Learn about the vibrant past and various traditions of historic Myanmar Kingdoms on this expedition through visits to Hsin Byu Me Pagoda, Maha Aungmye Bonzan monastery, Settawyar Pagoda and also the longest teak-bridge of U-Bein.
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  • 8 to 19 hours
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12-Day Private Guided Myanmar Best tours with Hotel Accommodations

12-day Private Myanmar Best Tour features to explore the magnificent culture and beautiful natural heritages of Myanmar. The wonderful trip provides you the significant highlights of Myanmar’s most popular attractions with many chances to explore the highlights of Myanmar such as the vibrant city of Yangon, the ancient town of Bagan, the culture city of Mandalay, Amarapura, Ava, Saging.Visit to Loikaw (the Padaung Native village) where Long Neck Women are living and see their traditional clothing, long ring decoration on their neck, legs and hands, authentic way of live of Padaung people in the village.Finally enjoy a boat trip on the picturesque Inle Lake. You will tour the city with one of our best local tour guides and learn the Myanmar's culture and history.
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  • 12 days
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Cultural Tours

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From Mandalay: Full Day Excursion to Sagaing, Innwa, Amarapura

Excursion to 3 Ancient Capitals nearby Mandalay: Sagaing, with numerous Buddhist monasteries, Innwa (Ava), an ancient imperial capital from 14th to 19th centuries and Amarapura, the capital of Myanmar twice in (1783–1821 and 1842–1859).HIGHLIGHTS- Exploring Sagaing Hills for numerous pagodas, monasteries and nunneries to learn daily life of Buddhist Nuns, - Visit to Innwa (Ava) includes, Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery (or) Mei Nu Oke Kyaung (a brick stucco monastery) built by Nanmadaw Mei Nu, the chief queen of Bagyidaw, for her royal abbot U Bok in 1822. - Bargaya Kyaung (or) Bame Kyaung, built in 1834, the entire monastery is supported by 267 teak posts (the largest measures 60 ft in height and 9 ft in circumference)- Nanmyint Watch Tower – A remnant of the palace built by King Bagyidaw, at the center of old Innwa, - A visit to Amarapura to take a stroll and have a nice photo stop at U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge nearly 200-years-old.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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7 Days Myanmar at a Glance

This exciting 7-day adventure will take you to different amazing places in Myanmar. First stop is the capital city of Yangon where you will visit ancient monument and structures. Explore the magnificent ancient and present-day sites of Yangon. This will be followed by a journey to the marvelous city of Mandalay where more ancient sites await you. Stroll across the 200 year old U Bein Bridge. You will also tour wonderful sites along Inle Lake and Bagan. Explore exciting and beautiful sites surrounding Inle Lake and learn more about Bagan’s rich history and culture.
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  • 7 days
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  • 7 days

Multi-day Tours

Wonderful Myanmar Highlights in 5 Days

The 5-days Myanmar tour by a Travelife partner sustainable tour operator will take travellers to Mandalay and surrounding ancient cities, Inle Lake and Yangon. Travellers will visit Mandalay, hub of Myanmar traditional culture as well as Innwa and Amarapura, sites of ancient Myanmar kingdoms around Mandalay. Travellers will also visit Inle Lake, the famous abode of one-leg rowers in Shan State and Yangon, the bustling commercial capital of the country. This program is suitable for the fast paced travellers who wish to explore must-see culture and nature of Myanmar in a short period time. The program include domestic flights in between cities and boat trip in the Inle Lake. Suggested point of entry and exit for the tour is Yangon.
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

Cultural Tours

Explore the Wonders of Mandalay - Day Tour

Visit to Sagaing. Boasting over 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries. Immerse yourself in this spiritual heritage visiting pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae. Stop at a small pottery village for a demonstration of creating the water pots found throughout Myanmar. Next, drive along the Irrawaddy River to Mingun to the unfinished Mingun Pahtodawqyi. 90 ton Mingun Bell, considered the world’s largest un-cracked ringing bell. Visit to Amarapura, the ‘City of Immortality’. Visit a silk weaving workshop producing exquisite handmade products. Take a stroll along the 200 year old teak U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak span.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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Full-day Tours

Amarapura, Innwa & Sagaing Full Day Tour from Mandalay

This tour will introduce you the long and rich history of Amarapura, Innwa and Sagaing.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Multi-day Tours

7-Day Interesting Burma

Come with us on a 7-day journey through interesting Myanmar to discover a wealth of cultural, sacred, spiritual and historic sites; stunning natural landscapes and intriguing hill-tribes.
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  • 7 days
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  • 7 days

Multi-day Tours

14 Days Enchanting Myanmar Tour

The trip will take you to experience the culture, the community and nature along Myanmar's famous main destination as well as to the recently boomed destinations in the southern parts of Myanmar. We combined to fit the most interesting sights and activities in this single journey to make you enjoy daily life of local community, ancient and authentic structure of stupas and temples, caves and scenic nature of the country in a precious and limited time of your vacation.  • Get into the heart of culture and religious spirituality at Mandalay and Bagan • Learn more about the ancient royal capital of Amarapura • Set foot on the longest wooden teak bridge • Climb the 777 stairs to the temple at Mt. Popa • Beautiful road ride to Kalaw Hill station& enjoy scenic view of Kalaw • Train experience to NyaungShwe (Inle) • Know more about the Caves of the Ten Thousand Buddhas in Hpa An
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  • 14 days
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Enjoy Your Time at Myanmar by visiting popular destinations

You will enjoy your time at ancient Bagan and royal old capital city Mandalay while visiting Myanmar. Bagan with over 2,000 pagodas and temples in upper Myanmar and such a great place for beautiful local art. Mandalay, a royal city which has its own charm and full with splendid market, monasteries and incredible gold workshop.
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  • 5 days
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