Commuter (Mandalay full day)
Hiace Commuter car rental for Mandalay full day sightseeing
- Road Tax
- Full Day=10 hrs(For City Tour)
- Half Day=5 hrs(For City Tour)
- After 5 hrs will be added to full day
- Transfer + lunch or dinner =Half Day
- After 10 hrs, 10% of Full day will be added to the full day amount for every extra hour.
- 100% full payments
***The above rate will be changed according to the rate of Fuel price and peak season***
Mandalay is the last capital of the Myanmar Kingdom, located in Central Myanmar and 445miles north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River, King Mindon moved the city of Amarapura in July 1858 to the new site at the foot of Mandalay Hill. The new city was called Yadanabon( means ‘the city of gems’) and later its name was changed to ‘Mandalay’.
In Mandalay, one can feel purely Myanmar and can see the remains of old Myanmar.Being rich in monasteries and pagodas, it is still accepted as the arts and cultural heart-land of Myanmar. The styles of Mandalay Buddha Images and Buddha Statues were many since King Mandon.
Mandalay is cultural center of Myanmar. There are numerous cultural around the city such as Yandanapon Palace , Mandalay Hill , Shwenandaw Monastery , the world biggest book Kuthodaw Pagoda , Sandamuni Pagoda , Zeygyo market , Manha Myatmuni Pagoda , Shwe Inbin monastery. Mandalay is the center of Myanmar and you can see art and crafts , wood carving , stone carving , gold-leaf making , silk weaving , bronze casting , and many other arts. Mandalay has a lot of tourist attractions around the city.
To get there, it takes about 1.5 hour by air from Yangon. Trains and Express buses are also running every day.
Arts and Crafts
For lovers of arts and crafts, Mandalay represents the largest repository of Myanmar arts and crafts. It is here that visitors can observe skilled craftsmen making beautiful articles of tapestry, ivory, wood, marble and stone carving and engravings, silverware and bronze statues according to the time-honored traditions of their forefathers. Besides those, the other arts and crafts workshops of silk-weaving and gold-leaf making by hand are also places worthy of visiting.
The Buddha Temple is located southwest of Mandalay. The temple was built in 1785 on the orders of King Bodawpaya. The Buddha image (wearing a crown set with precious stones like diamonds and rubies) is deified in this temple and originally came from Arakan. Three bronze lions statues, a three-headed elephant known as Airavata, and two warriors in the form of Shiva are displayed in the northern end of the pagoda compound.
Males can apply gold leaf to the Buddha statue except the face, so that the body and limbs have become thick with the multiple layers of gold. Every morning at 4 a.m., the face of Buddha statue is washed with fragrant water and the lips brushed with the traditional toothbrush.
Mandalay Shwenandaw Kyaung
Shwenandaw Kyaung is a Historic Buddhist Monastery located near Mandalay Hill and is famous for its teak carvings of Buddhist myths. It is built in the traditional Burmese architectural style and is the single remaining major original structure of the original Royal Palace today.
The whole building was originally decorated with gilded gold but all are gone due to bad weather and only a few gold coverings can be seen inside the monastery. But now the dark coloured wood makes it have a different attraction.
Mandalay Hill is located to the northeast of the city centre of Mandalay. The city took its name from the hill. It is about 954 ft high and can go up there by hiking or by car. At the top of the hill, there is a beautiful statue of Standing Buddha also known as the prophesying Buddha since the statue depicts Gautama Buddha predicting the establishment of Mandalay. Mandalay Hill is a perfect place to see a beautiful sunset and spectacular panoramic views of the area surrounding Mandalay.
Mandalay Palace is also known as ‘Mya Nan San Kyaw’ Golden palace. It was the royal palace of King Mindon and King Thibaw, the last two kings of the country. Much of the palace compound was destroyed during World War II by allied bombing; only the royal mint and the watch tower survived. It was constructed in the early 1990s. Although it is faithful to the original design and some traditional construction techniques were used, modern materials like concrete and corrugated iron were incorporated into the reconstructions.