Today, you'll explore Mandalay, including a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda and Mandalay Hill. Cultural Discovery: You'll also get a glimpse of the remarkable art and craft work in this country, as you visit some local workshops, including tapestry-making, wood- and marble-carving, and bronze-casting workshops. Later, you'll fly to Bangkok, the stunning capital of Thailand.
Bangkok is a feast for the senses — the colorful and aromatic markets, the streets thrumming with motorbikes, and the incredible mix of modern skyscrapers and classic pagodas. You’ll recognize the first stop on your city, Pak Klong Talad, by the sweet fragrances filling the surrounding atmosphere — it’s the largest wholesale flower market in the city. The bright blooms aren’t the only vibrant sight in the city, as you’ll soon see at the Grand Palace — a marvel in red, green, and gold. There, you’ll have a chance to view the Emerald Buddha, a jade-green statue venerated as the protector of Bangkok.