Visiting Mandalay – Last Royal Capital Of Myanmar

Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar, is also the cultural center of the land of “golden pagoda” with U Bein, the longest wooden bridge in the world and many other attractive tourist attractions. Thanks to these prominent features, the city becomes one of the most tourist attractions in Myanmar.

An introduction of Mandalay City

Mandalay is the cradle of many beauties of art and culture like traditional dance, music and live drama. The city is also famous for handicrafts such as pure gold, silverware, wood, silk and carpet weaving.

Mandalay, a famous Burma destination, is known as the last royal capital of the independent Burmese kingdom. Mandalay gathers many top-ranking tourist attractions in Myanmar such as the peaceful Irrawaddy River, ancient palaces and other cultural heritages. In addition to the mysterious and ancient atmosphere, Mandalay also brings modern colors, which makes this city become more attractive.

Exploring Mandalay

Immersed in the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill, visitors can enjoy a full view of this city covered with golden light, with natural landscape in the afternoon and the famous golden pagodas like Sandamuni and Kuthodaw.

In Mandalay, you can visit Saganging Hill with 600 white temples and monasteries such as Mahamuni Buddha temple, which has the most reverent Buddha image in Myanmar or Mahagandayon ancient monastery of the monks in yellow.

Visiting Mandalay, visitors should not miss the Mustache Brothers show, artists will perform traditional Burmese dance and reconstitute the historical stages of Myanmar. This is also a wonderful opportunity for visitors to learn and learn more knowledge about this country.

Going on Myanmar Tours, do not forget to take a stroll along U Bein, the longest teakwood bridge in the world. In the morning or afternoon, the whole river here is like a giant pan gleaming brilliant golden light.

In addition, visitors also have the opportunity to see the brick tower in Mingun, or Thanboddhay and Boditahtaung Pagoda in the ancient town of Monywa and explore more than 900 sandstone caves excavated from the hills.

Some notes when traveling to Mandalay


According to many tourists’ experience, the price of hotels in Mandalay is quite expensive. Therefore, visitors should consider choosing guest houses or homestays suitably and economically for your own Myanmar tour.

Transports to Mandalay City

Tourists can fly to Mandalay from Bang Shan, or take a boat from Bagan, or travel by bus from Yangon to Mandalay. It is convenient for you to go by bus because most destinations have stops for tourists to visit and take some photos.



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