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Monywa and Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

This ASEAN heritage site, Monywa, Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park 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 unspoiled forest and to the famous Alaungdaw Kathapa Shrine.

Monywa and Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

( 3 Days/ 2 Nights)

Monywa and Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park
Trekking at Alaungdawkathapa

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

Early morning at approx. 7 a.m, pick-up from hotel and drive by private Car to Monywa (approx. 3 hrs drive). 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 century. 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 the hotel.

Day 02: Monywa – Alaungdaw Kathapa

Early breakfast at the hotel. Approx. 7 a.m, drive-by private car. The journey involves approx. 17 miles of off-road plus elephant ride. On the way, drop to see the Lifestyle of Mahout. Then proceed to Thabeik Say Camp. Check in to Lodging house. Lunch at Camp. Afternoon, trekking in natural forests and visiting the historical famous Alaungdaw Kathapa Shrine. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 03: Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park – Monywa – Mandalay

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

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