Start your experiential journey from Bagan, a city famed for its many markets, shoemaking and longest bridge in Myanmar, to beautiful art and imagery in Monywa with multiple attractions to visit. Ending the journey in Mandalay, visiting the villages and many more Buddhist relics and sights.
Start your journey from Bagan to Monywa, a city of interesting attraction, by your private air-corn car with your private guide. Driving to Monywa, passing by the Pakokku Bridge is a rail and road bridge across the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is 3.4Km (2.1ml) and the bridge is part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway and is the longest bridge in Myanmar. Arrive in Pakokku, the first visit will be to the famous Shwe gu Ta-Ke (exquisite wood carving door) and keep on going to a colorful market, visit the home industry such as - Myanmar dolls made paper-Mache, and shoemaking in Pakokku.
Before arriving in Monywa, visiting PHO WIN HILL, it has been occupied since the dawn of human habitation in Myanmar. There are wonderful mural paintings in vivid color representing Burmese life and Jataka stories.
Overnight in Monywa.
Today visiting the famous LAYKYUN SETKYAR STANDING BUDDHA – the second tallest Buddha image in the world at 116 meters. We will stop for a quick break in the fast-growing forest of one thousand Bodhi trees and each tree has a large Buddha image underneath it – this is known as BODHI THATAUNG Pagoda. Next we will visit Thanboddhay, which is the only pagoda with a unique shape in the whole country. We can study and take photos of the twenty tagundaing, huge decorated pillars and big masonry of fruits in the shape of bunches of bananas, coconuts and some fruit that are symbols for the local farmers.
After lunch time, visit Kyaukka village, the village is well known for the crafting of black and gold lacquer ware called Kyaukka ware.
In the afternoon, we will drive to Mandalay.
Distance information – From Mandalay to Monywa – 131Km (approximately 2hrs 50min)
Overnight in Mandalay.