Mandalay Travel Guide

  • So elating to be on top of Mandalay
    So elating to be on top of Mandalay
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  • Trying to see the palace but not until 7am
    Trying to see the palace but not until...
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  • Mandalay hill tops it all!
    Mandalay hill tops it all!
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Mandalay Things to Do


    The simple U Bein Bridge has gone from being a simple transport structure for local people and turned into the best open-air photography studio in Burma. When I say simple, it really is just a long series of teak poles with planks in between. Its scale is amazing though. It is 1200 meters (.75 miles) across and has over 1000 large teak posts...

  • The Royal Palace

    The palace is the home of ancient Myanmar dynasty and the last king Minton's residence. It is emptied by British colonist.Now it is occupied by minitaries, completely empty.

  • Mahamuni Buddha Temple-Mandalay

    The Mahamuni Pagoda is an extremely interesting complex to visit when in Mandalay. It is only 3km south of the city centre so very easy to get to. The Mahamuni Pagoda is open daily from 6am-8pm, and entrance fee is US$4 for foreigners not accompanied by a tour package, although I cannot recall having to pay it.It is the holiest pilgrimage site in...


Mandalay Restaurants


    Golden Shan is a no-nonsense, basic place for locals to load up on good food for K3000 ($3.23). It’s a simple all you can eat buffet. It looks like an airplane hangar with large wooden tables and plastic chairs. You first go to the plate station to get a clean plate and then the food area. The staff speak limited English, but will advise between...

  • A surprise in AVA

    Restaurant right at the bank of AVA city and the dock, wonderful location, nice ambient and good food with reasonable pricing. Nothing to complain, $10 per person.

  • Classic for foreigners

    Very nice ambiance, Thai and Chinese food however so so. Price is about $15 per person on avg. The restaurant is recommended to almost every foreigners visiting Mandalay, good to go if you are looking for an escape from Mandalay's rudimentary environment, but not worth the money if you are looking for a food experience.


Mandalay Nightlife

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    Moustache Brothers: sarcasm in dictatorship

    by 1W1V Written Mar 31, 2005

    Spend a nice evening in Mandalay by watching the Moustache brother describing their life, their country and ....

    Dress Code: Kool

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Mandalay Transportation

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    Hire a TAXI

    by Bob_Shan Written Feb 22, 2015

    Public transportation is nearly none existence in Mandalay, for tourist better hire a TAXI for a day to cover all the attractions, cost $35 a day.
    If go to AVA and the other 2 nearby ancient cities, the fare is $40 a day.

    Mr. Arkar - tour guide and TAXI driver
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Mandalay Favorites

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    When in Mandalay, go to see...

    by Orchid Updated Aug 23, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When in Mandalay, go to see the Moustache Brothers traditional dance show. Lu Maw is the only free Moustache Brother at the moment. His brother's are in jail for embarassing the government (you know, jokes like 'we used to call it theft, but now it's called cooperative development'). The shows are great, only 3000kyat for as many as turn up on any night. Trishaw drivers can find Lu Maw's house-just ask a few. The whole extended family-wife, sister-in-law, sister-perform for you in a small room at the back of the house, with a squeaky tape recorder on low volume, and powered by an array of car batteries, whilst Lu Maw scuttles round ones feet, spraying insect repellent, and giving commentary.

    Fondest memory: The sun glinting off gilded pagoda spires, the foot rowing fisherman, silouetted against the mountains surrounding Inle Lake, the shadows lenthening across the plain of Bagan as the sun sets, and most of all the most genuinely frienly and generous people possible

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