Would like to Burmese Typical Rural Area with Ancient Temples & Pagodas where not many tourists been around Mandalay , It's Kyaukse. You can go and visit there with day return trip from Mandalay. KyaukSe is a small town in Mandalay Region , Myanmar & it has a fertile land , the granary of Central Myanmar since Bagan era. KyaukSe is located 48 Km south of Mandalay & it approximately an hour drive from Mandalay.
Highlights of KyaukSe are ( 1 ) Ta Moke Shwe Gu Gyi Pagoda that 80% of Stacco work in relief of 11th to 12th Century remained & only Stupa where you can find three layer Buddha Statue , decorated floral design , Animals and birds on outer wall. It's recently discovered by locals & it had been hidden inside for a long time with over 600 years. ( 2 ) Shin Pin Set Thwar Pagoda ( 3 ) Dat Taw Taung Cave Temple that is 10 miles east of KyaukSe & need to walk up to the top for 45 minutes with steep stairways ( 4 ) Shwe Tha Lyaung Pagoda , Sitting Buddha with Abaya Mudra & Wai Bu Hill for panoramic view of Shan Mountain Range & KyaukSe Town.
KyaukSe Sightseeing should be best combination with Mekkhaya Ancient city or Paleik Snake Pagoda and with some other attraction sites.
Enjoy your travel around Myanmar!