Mandalay Hill and Environs

Mandalay, Burma

The last royal capital of Myanmar comes to life with this half-day guided tour of the main heritage sites of Mandalay. Visit the Golden Palace Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda and Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda and climb Mandalay Hill for views over the countryside.

Head out for a half-day guided tour to Mandalay’s finest heritage sites. You’ll walk to the top of Mandalay Hill, which rises 240 metres above the city, for great views of the surrounding countryside, Irrawaddy River and city centre. At the base of the hill you’ll stop to visit Shwe Nandaw Kyaung- or Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its intricate wood carvings and to Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda to view the huge marble Buddha.  Also visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, Myanmar’s first World Heritage site, home to ‘the world’s largest book’, a collection of more than 700 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings.
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