After the dissapointing experience of Green Elephant, we dicided to try something local and highly recommended in our LP guidebook.
It is a Shan cuisine restaurant where all cooked food is presented... more
After having eaten lunch at Green Elephant in Bagan (which was one of the meals we enjoyed most) we tried our luck in their restaurant in Mandalay.
The setting of the restaurant is nothing special (no... more
The name of this small place might be fairly prosaic, and, indeed, so is the food, but none the less tasty for that. It is straightforward, well-cooked and authentic Nepali curries served in a no... more
Many travellers coming to Mandalay go no further than Lashio Lay restaurant. Not that that's a major problem, it's very good (see seperate tip). However, if you're prepared to go a little further... more
One night we decided to try the international buffet at the hotel we were staying at and I must admit it was exellent value with the added bonus we could use the dreaded credit card!!
The buffet... more
As the title of this tip implies,this place is very much geared to tourists, and "upmarket" ones at that - it's not really a backpacker place. the night I was there there was a busload of middle-aged... more
OK, I'm sure there are places in Mandalay that better deserve the title of THE place to be seen but judging by the numbers of scooters parked outside and the numbers of young people inside, this place... more
Mandalay is a relatively young city, the last capital of Myanmar and still regarded as the most "Burmese" of the countries cities. King Mindon (AD1853-1878) originally named Mandalay Yadanapon, which...
After our 18 hour bus ride from Yangon and finding a hotel we started our exploration of Mandalay. Just hearing the word Mandalay conjured up all kinds of exotic images in my mind. I didn't know what...