Take a Myanmar Tour to Amapura City will take visitors to the world’s longest teak teak bridge, Maha Ganayon Kyaung, Tower Pahtodawgyi,… You will have interesting moments to completely relax and meditate in the large Buddhist monastery here, …
Overview of Amapura City
The temporary capital of Myanmar, Ama-Rapura (meaning Amura-Pura) means “immortal city”, although its prominent period lasts less than 70 years (from 1783). Beginning in 1857, King Mindon began dismantling most of the palace buildings and transported them 7 miles north to Mandalay, which became the new capital under a Buddhist prophecy.
These days, Amarapura is basically a sprawling suburb of Mandalay, but this land is dense and lush, on a large, shallow lake, named for a monster. I was looking for the Buddha here. There is a wooden bridge to pass through the lake as a symbol of the place and also the main attraction.
Some other small attractions are widely dispersed. And it would be the best idea when you hire a bike or a taxi to go sightseeing.
The beautiful scene in Amapura city
U-Bein Timber Bridge
U-bein bridge is the longest teak bridge in the world softly bends 1300 miles on Taungthaman Lake , making it one of the most photographed places in Myanmar. In the dry season, it feels real and mostly through seasonal vegetable gardens. But after the summer rains, the whole area became a large lake and water covered just under the floor. Only a few of the 1086 stakes of the bridge have been replaced by concrete sticks.
A great time to visit the bridge was after the sunrise as hundreds of villagers and monks walked past it. Light is usually the nicest about an hour before sunset, but then there will be a large number of tourists and jewelry sellers appearing.
A popular way to see is to walk across the bridge then back to the boat for a price (5000 K) as the sun rises. However, since the boat is usually only at the western end of the bridge (where the bus tour comes), you need to arrange your return trip before walking across the bridge. Or ask your taxi driver / motorist to drop you off in the east.
Buddhist monastery Maha Ganayon Kyaung
Maha Ganayon Kyaung is located in the west of the U-Bein bridge. This extended monastery is the place to relax for most of the day. But at around 11am, the bus of tourists arrives while the whole monastery is eating, the silence of the place through the sound of camera movements.
Shwe Sin Tai Silk Factory
The Silk Factory is open from 7am to 6pm, free of charge. This handmade silk factory welcomes visitors without the pressure of selling.
Buddhist monastery Kyo Aung Sanda
The Kyo Aung Sanda Monasteries welcome visitors free of charge. This monastery is attracted by a small gold boulder. The statues are praying and some surreal Alice-like statues in wonderland are staring at Tweedledum and Owl.
Tower Pahtodawgyi is open for people visit for free. The bell of the temple was built by King Bagyidaw in 1820. It is the tallest building in the surrounding area (185ft high). It suffered minor damage from the 2012 earthquake and was only repaired by people. And It was only allowed once again to climb halfway up the rooftop to enjoy the magnificent view of Amapura.
Shwe Linmin Paya Tower
The attractive tower – Shwe Linmin Paya Tower was built in the 19th century. It has the top of gold and the white / green back which was remade in 2006. It is housed in a blooming garden of the lake.
Bagaya Kyaung Buddhist Museum
Bagaya Kyaung Buddhist Museum has a lot of wooden roof houses. Moreover, there has an ancient Pali library and a museum of 19th century Buddhist statues. Nearby there are some special drying plants, an attractive foundry where huge statues are cast. And the east are the forgotten ruins of two old palaces.