Mandalay is a large city, dotted with plenty of amazing tourist destinations that will surely make you fall in love with this city. Explore the monasteries and temples which reveal the best of the country’s ancient architectural designs. Many of these places are places of worship for the local and international devotees. Hence, this will be a unique opportunity for you to get a first-hand experience the religious setup of the country. Enjoy the sight of monks in traditional holy robes walking along roads packed with modern vehicles when you visit any monasteries near the hill.
Mandalay Hill is also an ideal destination to experience the scenic sunrise or sunset with the entire city as the backdrop. The view from the hilltop is amazing. They will give you the best Instagram photo opportunities. There’s more! Walk on the world’s longest wooden bridge at U Bein bridge, located about a 20 minutes drive away from the city.
If you’re up for a great shopping session, head to the famous 42nd Street Jade Market and be spoiled with choices as you walk along the market. You will get the best local produce. If you have a love for jewellery, do pick up some jade accessories and jewellery made from precious stones here. Mandalay is often called the cultural capital of the country, and it is only when you are here, that you will know why.