Mandalay

Mandalay

Second largest city of the country and the former royal capital of Myanmar. A city of many sights presenting the traveller with gem covered and gold gilded temples and monasteries.

Mandalay is not an ancient city, founded only in 1857, but is a center for silk and cotton weaving, marble carving, bronze and silver crafts and Kalaga tapestries.

Excursions out of Mandalay include the monastery and pagoda covered hills of Sagaing, former ancient capitals of Amarapura and Ava, as well as a scenic upriver trip to Mingun, with the world’s largest bronze bell.

 

 

Things to do in Mandalay


Atumashi Monastery Mandalay

Atumashi Monastery Mandalay

The monastery was built at a cost of 500,000 rupees located at the North Eastern part of the Mandalay Palace, constructed in 1857 by King Mindon …

Shwe In Bin Monastery

Located at the southwest corner of Mandalay built in traditional Burmese fashion is one of the most attractive monasteries of the city …

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

Was built in 1847, was constructed entirely by Burmese architects, one of the biggest marble Buddha Images in Myanmar …

Sandamuni Pagoda

Sandamuni Pagoda

Located southwest of Mandalay Hill built in 1874 best known for the largest Iron Buddha was erected at the provisional location of the royal palace …

U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge, with a length 1.2 kilometers in Taungthaman Lake, was built around 1850 probably the longest and oldest teakwood bridge in the world …

Mandalay Palace

Mandalay Palace

Mandalay Palace located between 12th street and 26th street, was constructed, between 1857 and 1859, was destroyed during World War II by bombing …

Shwenandaw Monastery

Mandalay

Shwenandaw Monastery is the most significant of Mandalay’s historic buildings located near Mandalay Hill was originally part of the royal palace at Amarapura …

Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill

A 240 metres hill situated to the north-east corner of the Royal Palace of Mandalay , including a beautiful sunset from the top, one of the best spots in town…