Let us show you the rich culture of Mandalay with this half-day tour. Beginning with mysterious "Maha Muni Buddha", the most revered Buddha image in Myanmar. Being the most holy pilgrimage site, a rite of visiting pilgrims is to apply gold leaf to the statue. The result of this has left the statue distorted in some areas, namely the chest where there is 6 inches of gold leaf. These gold leaves, which are made as offerings throughout the country, are produced only in Mandalay with the traditional hand pounding technique. Visit to a gold-leaf making workshop and other nearby handicraft cottages to observe local craftsmen at work.