About Mandalay

Mandalay is a city and former royal capital in northern Myanmar formerly Burma on the Irrawaddy River. In its center is the restored Mandalay Palace from the Konbaung Dynasty, surrounded by a moat. Mandalay Hill provides views of the city from its summit, which is reached by a covered stairway. At its foot, the Kuthodaw Pagoda houses hundreds of Buddhist-scripture-inscribed marble slabs. Shwenandaw Monastery, another Buddhist holy place at the foot of Mandalay Hill, is covered in teak carvings. The Mahamuni temple, to the southwest, is home to a revered gold-leaf Buddha statue. Amarapura, a township on Mandalay's southern outskirts, is best known for the 1850 teakwood U Bein footbridge stretching across Taungthaman Lake. The rural landscape around the small town of Inwa, also to the south, contains ruins and stupas. Across the Irrawaddy, the Sagaing hills are studded with pagodas and offer views of the surrounding valley.
Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill is a 240 meters hill that is located to the northeast of the city center of Mandalay in Burma. The city took its name from the hill. Mandalay Hill is known for its abundance of pagodas and monasteries and has been a major pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists for nearly two centuries.
Mandalay Palace

Mandalay Palace, located in Mandalay, Myanmar, is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. The palace was constructed between 1857 and 1859 as part of King Mindon's founding of the new royal capital city of Mandalay.
Kuthodaw Pagoda

Kuthodaw Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa, located in Mandalay, Burma, that contains the world's largest book. It lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was built during the reign of King Mindon.
Bagaya Monastery

Bagaya Monastery is an ancient working Buddhist monastery made entirely of teak, with intricate carvings and reliefs.
Sandamuni Pagoda

Sandamuni Pagoda is a massive Buddha statue and a grand gilded pagoda surrounded by many smaller towers.
Best Time To Visit Mandalay

Mandalay is a dry zone so you can visit both during the summer and the wintertime. When visiting Mandalay it is a good idea to choose which season you want to go in. Being a dry zone, it does not receive that much rain and therefore it can end up getting very hot.

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