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About Mandalay

Mandalay is the is the second-largest city, the last royal capital of Burma, and the economic hub of Upper Burma. It is located 716km (445 mile) north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River and is considered the center of Burmese culture. Mandalay is primarily used by travelers as a transport and day-trip hub, but the hot, bustling city has a few sights of its own including Amarapura, Mandalay palace, and U Bein Bridge.

Popular Attractions in Mandalay

U Bein Bridge
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U Bein Bridge is located near the ancient city of Amalapa, across the East Taman Lake. Built of precious teakwood, it has survived since 1850, likely making it the oldest surviving example of teakwood bridge construction. Sunsets over U Bein Bridge are very romantic and one of Myanmar's most famous landscapes. There are six pavilions along the bridge, which symbolize the "six spirits" of Buddhism. It is said that when Burmese people fall in love, they come to the bridge from a thousand miles away, praying for their love to last longer. To the locals then, U Bein Bridge is also called "the lover's bridge."
Mandalay Palace
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The Mandalay Palace was originally the palace of the tributary dynasty in Myanmar and was completed in 1859. The entire palace is square in shape and is made of wood. There are 104 temples in the palace. The buildings are mainly red and gold. The museum in the Mandalay Palace shows the story of the Burmese dynasty, displaying many items, furniture and clothing used by the king. Inside the Mandalay Palace there is a watchtower overlooking the Royal Palace and Mandalay Street.
Mandalay Hill
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Located in the north of Mandalay City, Mandalay Hill was formerly known as the Raksha Nuwa Mountain and is a famous Buddhist shrine in Myanmar. Standing on the top of the hill overlooking the city of Mandalay, it is a great place to watch the sunrise and sunset. The main entrance to Mandalay Hill is on the south side. There are several temples and pagodas at the foot of the mountain that are worth visiting. It attracts many tourists and believers. For example, the Gudu Tao Pagoda, the Shanda Moonee Pagoda, famous for its Buddhist scriptures, and the beautifully carved golden palace teak temples.
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Historical Site
The ancient city of Inwa was once the capital of Myanmar for nearly four centuries, the ancient capital of the famous Inwa Dynasty. Because of the destruction of World War II, a large number of buildings in the ancient city were severely damaged, but these scattered ruins were hidden in the lush trees and farmland, and people had to sigh the power of time. At the end of the ancient city, there is an ancient temple, Baojiaya Temple. It is said to be the ancient temple of Inwa, and it is also fortunate. It has been preserved since its establishment.

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Private Mandalay Cultural Heritage tour
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Private Full-Day Ancient Cities, Pagodas & Sunset Tour
FULL DAY Royal Capitals of - Ava Sagaing and Amarapura

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Posted: Aug 22, 2019
There are many possibilities for Ubuntu Bridge. Sunset and sunset glow will also have the most beautiful encounters... Come to Mandalay largely because of Ubuntu Bridge, according to the friends, "In Myanmar Its not like watching the sunrise of the pagoda or watching the sunset of Ubuntu Bridge. The rest of the time is not at the hotel or just looking for a coffee shop. Because, even in winter, the maximum temperature in Myanmar at noon is more than 30 degrees, especially hot. From the Mandalay Hotel to Ubuntu Bridge, the sunset chartered car used 20,000 kyat, equivalent to about RMB 100. Starting at four o'clock, I have been driving to Wuben Bridge for 20 minutes. I have already had a lot of people. I have to wait for more than an hour to watch the sunset. I can eat first and remember the driver's license plate number. Ubun Bridge twists and turns, the whole journey will take half an hour to go down, stepping on the sparse wood under the feet, sometimes I feel really worried that it will fall, pay attention to safety! There is also a saying: I don't know how many people came to Mandalay because of a bridge. In Mandalay, it was discovered that the tourists were not on the U Bein Bridge or on the way to the U Bein Bridge. A few words are enough to illustrate the greatness and influence of U Bein Bridge. As everyone knows, Myanmar is a famous "Buddhist country". Buddhism has been introduced to Myanmar for 2,500 years, and more than 80% of the people believe in Buddhism. On the land of 670,000 square kilometers in Myanmar, there are more than 3.3 million stupa of various sizes, which is called the country of Vantaa. However, Myanmar's most famous attractions are not these pagodas, but the old Ubuntu Bridge, which is known as the "Love Bridge." Where is the Ubuntu Bridge in your heart, where?
Posted: Aug 24, 2019
Puning Yangon Landmark For the Ruiguang Shwedagon Pagoda, I believe it is a landmark temple that all tourists coming to Yangon will not miss! Because in Yangon City, this magnificent golden building can be seen in almost all places. It is also one of the most sacred three pagodas in the hearts of the Burmese people. It is one of the places where devout Buddhists must pilgrimage! The Ruiguang Shwedagon Pagoda is located on the St. Dingdala Mountain on the shores of Inya Lake. It is a landmark building in Yangon. It is one of the Three Ancient Monuments in Southeast Asia and is an attraction that all visitors to Yangon cannot miss. The Shwedagon Pagoda has entrances in all four directions. There are two huge stone lions at the main entrance. It takes more than a hundred marble steps to reach the platform. In addition to the outer layer of the main tower wrapped in gold foil, the top of the tower is also inlaid with numerous gems. There are dozens of different styles of pagodas around the main tower. Each tower has different shapes. Even the materials used are different. There are gold-white walls, all of which are made of broken glass and pure. The solid wood is painted with gold paint. Dinjin Tower also has a room for people to recite the rest, about five or six hundred square meters. During the day, there are monks who chanting here. At night, many people who have no place to live will choose to stay here. There is a museum in the scenic area dedicated to the history of the Shwedagon Pagoda (at local time 17
Posted: Sep 26, 2019

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Here are the best places to visit in Mandalay, including: Mahagandayon Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda, Inwa, Bagaya Monastery, Sagaing.