- Mandalay is the last royal capital of Myanmar, founded in 1857 by King Mindon based on a dream. The British conquered Mandalay in 1885, marking the end of monarchy in Myanmar.
- Mandalay is the country’s cultural capital. With its amazing wooden palace and pagoda-studded Mandalay Hill, the city will awe you.
- Mandalay is also an important religious centre of the country, housing around 700 Buddhist pagodas.
Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, was established in 1857. Mandalay is located in central Myanmar, on the eastern bank of Ayeyarwady River. This city, named after Mandalay Hill has been a matter of fantasy for people over the ages and has been named in renowned literary works such as the poem ‘Mandalay’ written by Rudyard Kipling, the song ‘On the road to Mandalay’ written by Oley Speaks and George Orwell’s novel ‘Burmese Days’.
The Mandalay as seen today is Myanmar’s blooming cultural centre and one of the country’s best religious sites that display astonishing masonry and architecture. The city is Myanmar’s major commercial, education and health centre and has been ranked as the fifth on the ASEAN Smart Cities Network list. Witness the unique blend between modern development and ancient history when you visit Mandalay.
HOW TO GET THERE
Things To Do
WALK ON U-BEIN BRIDGE
A TRIP TO MANDALAY HILL
MANDALAY ROYAL PALACE
TASTE THE AMAZING LOCAL FOOD
DAY 2 : VISIT AMRAPURA
DAY 3 : A DAY TRIP TO MINGUN
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DAY 1: ARRIVE IN PYAY
DAY 2: VISIT SRI KSETRA ANCIENT CITY
DAY 3: GO TO TAUNGDWINGYI
DAY 4: EXPLORE BEIKTHANO ANCIENT CITY
DAY 5: EXPLORE BAGAN
DAY 6: TRAVEL TO SHWEBO TOWN
DAY 7: VISIT HALIN ANCIENT CITY
DAY 8: EXPLORE MANDALAY