Take a morning flight to Mandalay; the last capital of Myanmar Kings. Upon arrival, proceed to Amarapura (the city of Immortal); visit the Mahagandayon monastery; famous for Buddhist learning centre. It is home to a thousand monks, who will from a procession as they to take their noon and final meal of the day. Amarapura was the capital of upper Burma until 1850.
As it was the custom, most of the important wooden palaces and monasteries were taken sown and transported to the new capital in Mandalay. Apart from pagodas that have survived, the ancient art of silk and cotton weaving, using handlooms is very much alive and visit U Bein wooden bridge, over 150 years old, which is still in use.In the afternoon, we will drive to Mandalay. Mandalay was the last capital of Myanmar before the British took over and it still remains as a cultural center. You can visit gold leaf making industry, tapestry, wood carving, bronze making, marble stone carving and famous Maha Muni Image now covered in thick layer of gold leaves and you will see how pious the Myanmar people are?And visit the Shwenandaw Golden Palace monastery noted for its exquisite wood carving, Kuthodaw pagoda with 729 stone tablets (known as the World’s Biggest Book) and finally drive up to Mandalay hill (Anti-ageing hill) and take a panoramic view of Mandalay city. Overnight at Hotel.