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  • Tatmadaw sign, Palace Complex, Mandalay, Myanmar.
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    To buy or not to buy (the ticket, that is).

    by planxty Updated Jan 26, 2007

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    Tatmadaw sign, Palace Complex, Mandalay, Myanmar.

    This isn't really a thing to do, but I couldn't think of where else to place it. It concerns the so-called "combo ticket" which currently costs 10USD, paid direct to the Government, and gives admittance to the following

    Atumashi Kyaung / Cultural Museum, Mandalay / Kuthodaw Paya / Mahamuni Paya / Mandalay Palace / Palek Paya / Shwenandaw Kyaung

    The question is, do you really need it? I wasn't interested in the Palace complex, as it's relatively modern, and all the best artefacts have been removed. The Cultural Museum isn't really worth visiting, and I wasn't asked for a ticket anyway. I went with a local guide to Mahamuni and wasn't asked for a ticket (see seperate tip). Instead of visiting Kuthodaw, you can visit Sandamani Paya nearby which some would say has an even better display of marble tablets. Atumashi has been recently rebuilt which detracts from it's appeal for me, and was allegedly built by forced labour which put me right off.

    For the same 10USD I hired a jeep taxi for a full day, complete with guide, and this included transport to Amarapura and U Bein bridge. At least I knew where that money went. As in all these things, especially in Myanmar, the choice is yours, and I wouldn't tell you what to do.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    Entrance fees

    by hydronetta Written Jan 4, 2007

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    Paying seperately for each sight in Mandalay as mentioned in LP guide has long gone.
    Now a 10$ ticket covers all sights within Mandalay but as well Amarapura and Inwe. You can buy the ticket at any momument and you just have to show it every time you're asked to. You'll be also asked and written in a book your country of origin (I hope this is kept for statistics...)

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