MANADALAY is the second largest city in Myanmar and was established in 1857. It lies on the east bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, in the upper part of Myanmar.
Mandalay is a cultural city and proudly boasts the Royal Palace of the last Kone Baung Dynasty.
Mandalay Palace, The Royal Mandalay Palace is in the heart of Mandalay, between 12th street and 26th street. Mandalay Palace was the first Palace to be built in Mandalay, by King Mindon when he shifted his capital from Amarapura in 1861, which was to fulfill an old prophecy.
is located at the north-eastern part of the Mandalay Palace. It is only about 10 minutes drives from the Royal Palace. It was originally built in 1857 by King Mindon (1853-1879).
The Kuthodaw Pagoda or Maha Lawka Marazein Paya is often called the World’s Largest Book. It is a large walled complex situated at the base of the southeast stairway to Mandalay Hill and was built by King Mindon in 1859.
The Maha Myat Muni Pagoda is located southwest of Mandalay. The 4m high-seated Maha Myat Muni Buddha Image, cast in bronze and weighing 6.5 tons has a crown which is decorated with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires.
In Mandalay and its surroundings,there are many famous places which you should not miss to visit,the Maha Myat Muni Pagoda. the Atumashi Monastery, the Mandalay Hill, U Bein Bridge, the Kuthodaw Pagoda. the Royal Palace, the Zegyo Market, Pyin Oo Lwin, Amarapura and so on.
Mandalay Hill to the North of downtown Mandalay is the well known Mandalay Hill with a height of 230m above sea level. The panoramic view of Mandalay City and the experience of Sunrise or Sunset are the Greatest Attractions for visitors to climb up the Mandalay Hill.
Mogok is a city in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar, located 200km north of Mandalay and 148km north-east of Shwe Bo. It is also known as the "Land of Gems". Mogok Ruby is a renowned gem in the world.
The Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world, is the prominent landmark visible from miles around. The Pagoda has a height of 326ft (100m). The Shwedagon Pagoda where the four Buddha's relics were enshrined is believed to have been built more than 2600 years ago, that is, during the Buddha's lifetime.
U Bein Bridge is situated in the ancient city of Amarapura, Mandalay Region, which is about 1.2km in length of wooden bridge. It is the longest teak bridge in the world and is about two centuries old. This bridge became to be known as U Bein Bridge after the name of the donor, U Bein who was a clerk to the Mayor of Amarapura.