Monywa and Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

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( 3-Day/2-Night )

Tour Overview

Alaungdaw KathapaThis ASEAN heritage site is more than 600 sq miles in size with a well forested mountainous area and renowned for its wealth of biological diversity. It’s an ideal place for bird watchers and nature lovers! The tour will take you to caves with Buddhist carvings and murals, trekking through unspoilt forest and to the famous Alaungdaw Kathapa Shrine.

Day 01: Mandalay – Monywa – Phowin Cave & Shwe Ba Cave – Monywa

Day 02: Monywa – Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Day 03: Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park – Monywa – Mandalay

Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Mandalay – Monywa – Phowin Hill Cave & Shwe Ba Hill Cave

Early morning approx. 7 a.m, pick-up from hotel and drive to Monywa (approx. 3 hrs drve). Arrival and proceed to visit a sandstone cave system of Po Win Hill – full of Buddhist statues wood carvings and murals dating to the 17th centuries. A covered stairway climbs a hill to the main cave shrine, but there are dozens of large and small caves in the area filled with old Buddha images. Then visit Shwe Ba Hill – features unique pavilions cut from the surrounding sandstone and filled with plain Buddha images. Evening back to Monywa and overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Monywa – Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Early breakfast at hotel. Approx. 7 a.m, drive to Alaungdaw Kathapa. The journey involves approx. 17 miles of off-road plus elephant ride. Trekking in natural forests and visiting the historical famous Alaungdaw Kathapa Shrine. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 03: Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park – Monywa – Mandalay

Simple breakfast at guest house. Birding & wild expedation in the forest. In the afternoon, back to Monywa and proceed drive to Mandalay. Arrive back to hotel.


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