Faces of Mandalay Photography Tour

A child in mother's arms at Mandalay market
A child in mother’s arms at a Mandalay market.

This tour brings you closer to the colorful people and vibrant daily life of Mandalay’s markets, streets, temples, teashops, and monasteries. Learn the local rhythm of activities that drive Myanmar’s second-largest city and cultural capital.

Your guide Ms. Thandar at a morning market in Mandalay
Your guide Ms. Thandar at a morning market in Mandalay

Tour Highlights

  • Sunrise at a vibrant local market on the railway tracks
  • Relax the Burmese way in a local teashop for breakfast. Meet and photograph locals as they meet, chat, and discuss events of the day. Try the many varieties of Myanmar tea, together with unique dishes influenced by our Indian and Chinese neighbors that have become part of local culinary culture.
  • Visit artisanal workshops. Master craftspeople carve Buddha statues from marble, make monks’ slippers and alms bowls by hand, and create colorful Burmese umbrellas from paper and bamboo the traditional way.
  • Sunset at U Bein Bridge. Join locals as they complete their day of fishing, farming, and selling goods around the bridge and local villages.

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