Sagaing, Inwa (Ava), and Amarapura were the glorious consecutive ancient Royal Capitals in Myanmar history. Nowadays, these area become an attractive tourist attraction site where situate near one another. Whenever you come from, an adventurous day tour to 3 ancient cities is a must when you arrive Mandalay. A plenty of historical places, impressive scenic views and glorious monasteries touch your taste of visiting. The glory of these ancient cities reveal the royalty of Myanmar Kings.
Motorbike tour renting with a driver or you own is the best approach to discover your adventure. If you would like to feel more comfortable, an English Speaking driver will take you there by car in explaining some knowledge about the trip. So, here are some exciting outlines for the trip.
Just after having the breakfast from hotel, the driver will pick you up at the lobby about 8:30 in the morning. Before we visit to those ancient cities, the driver will take you to Mahamuni Pagoda which is situated along the way to Amarapura. The pagoda tends to be one of the most prominent pagoda after Shwedagon Pagoda. This is a bronze Image and full of pilgrims everyday. We can learn some bronze statues from Ankorwat Temple, Cambodia and the long life of Lord Buddha at the museums. The second place to visit on time is at about 10:15 AM. Up there, over a thousand of monks and novices having their lunch always attracts to tourists. They love to capture the photos to those respectable monks. You may get the chance to study the life of Burmese monks. Visiting the Sagaing City and Sagaing Hill is the next destination. The pleasing moment to achieve is at the top of the Hill. After discovering the two historical pagodas: Shwe Oo Min and Omin Thowne Sal. You can get the chance to explore two different scenic views of gorgeous Ayeyarwaddy River view and beautiful city scenery.
Before the visit to Inwa village, you may have to hire a boat and cross the river. Ayeyarwaddy River and Myintnge River surround Inwa. The ferry costs 1500 Kyats for the going and coming back. Inwa village holds inside palace ruins, stupas ruins, footprints, walls. Most amazing locations comprise Maha Aungmyae Bonzan Monastery (Menu Okk Kyaung), Bagaya Monastery and Nanmyint Watchtower where the fame and the sample of Burmese architecture during Ava era are display. A short promenade or a laid-back horse cart here is helping to you. The final destination to seek is enjoying impressive at U Bein Bridge (Amarapura): 5-minute walk from Maha Ghanayon Monestry and crossing the Taungthaman Lake. U Bein Bridge stands its unique reputation for the exclusive panoramic scenery and breathtaking walk along the pillars. An occasion not to miss that you watch the sunset from the bench until the Sun goes down.
The time is for you. The drop off will be worth for you. You arrive at hostel about 7 or 8, depend on your interest.