At your hotel in Mandalay, join your driver for the trip to Mahamuni Pagoda, which is among Myanmar’s most significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Then continue to a series of local workshops, where craftsmen create stone Buddha sculptures, puppets, wood carvings, and more.
You’ll have free time to purchase lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Royal Palace and Golden Palace Monastery, which offers a fascinating glimpse of the architecture, artistry, and history of the old palace.
Visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, a stupa containing hundreds of inscribed marble slabs that are referred to as “the world’s largest book.” Finally, head to the top of Mandalay Hill to watch the lovely Mandalay sunset. This day of exploring Mandalay concludes with drop-off at your hotel.