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2-Day Excursion Monywa, Myanmar

Created with Sketch. Mandalay–Monywa–Bagan
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Duration

2 Days 1 Night

Group Size

Max 20 People

Guide

English Speaking Station Guide

Pick Up Time

8:00 am

Pick Up Point

Hotel In Mandalay

Drop Off Point

Hotel In Bagan

Validity

All Year Round (private Tour – Daily Departure)

Description

When in Mandalay, it is very worthwhile to take a visit to Monywa, which lies on the banks of the Chindwin River and northwest of Mandalay. Marvel at the architecture of the amazing Thanbuddhay Pagoda and Cave Temple at Po Win Taung.

Highlights

  • Excursions to the cave temples of Pho Win Taung which is famous for their Buddha statues, mural paintings and woodcarvings.
  • Visit to Thanbuddhay Pagoda, another highly important attraction completed in 1951 after 12 years of construction with over 800 small Buddha Stupas on and around the pagoda. There are also reportedly 582, 357 Buddha statues on the ceiling, walls, archways and the niches in an on the temple compound.
  • There are also reportedly 582, 357 Buddha statues on the ceiling, walls, archways and the niches in an on the temple compound.

Hotels to be used (Subject to change if fully booked)
Notes : If the hotels we mentioned below are fully booked in the period you are staying, there may be some changes.

MonywaWin Unity Hotel (Standard room) or similar

Brief Itinerary

Day 1Drive from Mandalay to Monywa. Visit and accommodation in Monywa.
Day 2Drive to Po Win Daung and visit. Continue drive to Bagan via Pakkuko.

Know Before You Go (Additional Info)

  • As you will be visiting religious sites, please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, and remember to take off your shoes and socks when entering pagoda areas.
  • During Water Festival between 12 to 18 April, most of the restaurants, shops, markets and Museums are closed. Normal tourist sites such as Pagodas, Temples and parks are open but are very crowded. Driving through the city area and to the tourist sites will be difficult due to traffic as most of the people participate in the famous water-festival. You cannot avoid of getting wet if you get out of the car or walk on the roads because everyone throws water to each other during this festival. People drive through the city in open cars and there are lots of stages shows, entertainments and funs along the roads.

Pick Up Time

8:00 am

Cancellation

Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the clients or agent as a percentage of the net total tour price as shown, plus any surcharges (e.g. ticketed air sectors and other penalties imposed by suppliers, such as hotels):

  • Within 31-22 days prior to arrival date: 30% of package price
  • Within 21-15 days prior to arrival date: 50% of package price
  • Within 14-8 days prior to arrival date: 75% of package price
  • Within 7 days prior to arrival date: 100% of package price

Remark

“Minimum days to book before departure : (10 Days)”

Important Notes:

There may be changes to estimated prices depending on air fuel cost, domestic airfares, US$ exchange rates and festive season surcharges. All supplemental cost to be advised.

Hotels’ normal Check in time is 1400 hrs and Check out time is 1200 noon.

Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road and/or river conditions, flight schedules and room availability. No refund shall be made for any change during once you have started your tour in Myanmar.

Price per person based on two person tour (twin hotel room sharing basis). Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.

If you wish come to Myanmar during Water Festival between 12 to 18 April, tour price will change and we will let you know the extra charges.

Itinerary

Day 1 Mandalay – Monywa

This morning, 08:00 A.M. pick-up from your hotel in Mandalay and drive to Monywa (150 km - 4 hours). En-route visit Thanboddhay Pagoda, which is about 20 kilometers from Monywa. The richly decorated central stupa has no less than 845 smaller stupas around it. Inside the patio, you will see thousands of Buddha images (reportedly over 500,000) decorating every wall, archway and niche. The buildings in the compound have interesting jataka relieves and there is a huge Reclining Buddha nearby. Arrive Monywa and check into your hotel. Accommodation at Hotel in Monywa.

Day 2 Monywa – Bagan (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Early morning visit to the local market. Drive to visit a sandstone cave system in the Po Win Hills, named after a famous 'zawgyi' (alchemist) who once lived here. The Caves of Po Win Daung, numbering more than one hundred, are full of Buddhist statues and murals. Most exhibit the Innwa style but some may date from the 14th Century. Nearby, visit Shwe Ba Daung which features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with Buddha images. Continue drive to Bagan via Pakkoku, an unspoilt small town famous as a tobacco trading centre and for its weaving shops. Arrive Bagan hopefully in time to see the sunset over the many pagodas. Check into your hotel in Bagan.
Accommodation at Hotel in Bagan in NOT included.

End of our services

Include

  • Hotel in Monywa
  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car/bus,
  • English-speaking locally stationed guide,
  • Truck Rental charges in Pho Win Taung & Shwe Ba Taung
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Private rental charges from Pakokku to Bagan
  • All entrance fees in Monywa,
  • Drinking water during the tour

Exclude

  • Hotels accommodation in Mandalay or Bagan,
  • Mandalay & Bagan Zone Fee
  • Services not mention
  • Camera Fees
  • Domestic and International Airfares
  • Meals not mentioned in the above itinerary

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