The main tour highlights of Mandalay
Mahamuni Image (Mandalay)
The Mahamuni Image has been revered by successive kings of the Danyawaddy or Rakhine state. It was brought by King Bodaw Paya in AD 1784 to the first staying in Amarapura.
The Maha Myat Muni Pagoda is located southwest of Mandalay. The 4m high-seated Maha Myat Muni Buddha Image is cast in bronze and the weighing 6.5 tons has a crown which is decorated with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. The prominent attractions are including with bronze status from Kambodia, Thailand when they travelled across the Bago,Danyawaddy (Rakhine) towards the Yadanabon Nay Pyi daw and also see various kinds of Wall Paintings, Manuscripts, and a Peaceful gong about viss 3274 in this Pagoda.
A boat ride up the Ayeyarwaddy River lies Mingun, where you will find King Bo Daw Paya folly. It is a delightful half day trip from Mandaly.
King Bo Daw Paya founded a new capital at Amarapura, after conquering the Araka( present day Rakhine State) and carring away their prized Mahamuni Image. It was hardly prudent of the monarch to be living on a small island away from his Capital. It will take approximately 7 miles (11km) north of Mandalay. It is accessible by ferry boats across the river, taking about an hour for up-river and 40 minutes for down-river Mingun is located on the western bank of the river.
Shwe Bo is located 64 miles (103km) north of Mandalay on the motor and railroad to Myitkyina. Shwe Bo was the native town of King Alaungpaya, the founder of the Kone Baung Dynasty.
Sagaing and Sagaing Hills
Sagaing was the first built by King Athinkhaya Sawyun in AD 1315.The natural beauty of Sagaing Hills make the best place for worth living in Sagaing Region.