Mandalay Things to Do

  • Mandalay Hill
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  • Amarapura / U Bein bridge
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  • 1. Mandalay Hill

    4 out of 5 stars

    Just outside the North of downtown, Mandalay Hill summit is 230 m above the surrounding plain, so you can enjoy the panoramic views of Mandalay and its environs from there. Apparently you can climb...

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  • 2. Shwenandaw Kyaung (Teak Temple)

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    Known locally as the Teak Monastery, this interesting building once served as the royal apartments for King Mindon, later it was converted into a Buddhist Monastery. One of the few original buildings...

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  • 3. Amarapura / U Bein bridge

    From what we could see, many tourists do not walk the full length of the bridge, and they stay just for the sunset. If you have time enough and like walking (we had a very short holiday in Myanmar,...

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  • 4. Mahamuni (Big) Paya

    Getting up at 3:30 in the morning when in holidays, to be before 4:30 at the temple to attand the Buddha-washing ceremony did sound like a crazy plan. But it turned to be not only of the best...

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  • 5. Palace Complex / Fort

    I really wanted to visit this huge complex in the centre of Mandalay because I had just finished reading a book called The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh. The book begins with British soldiers storming,...

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  • 6. Kuthodaw Paya

    The Kuthodaw Paya (Pagoda), or Maha Lawka Marazein Paya, contains what often is called the world's largest book. It is a large walled complex situated at the base of the southeast stairway to Mandalay...

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  • 7. Sandamani (Sanda Muni) Paya

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Sandamani pagoda , ( named so because it contains the largest iron Buddha, the “Sandamani”, a statue weighting 18.562 metric tons frequently moving around because of wars and the shift of capitals...

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  • 8. Mingun Paya

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    The main attraction of Mingun (and most probably of all the ancient cities around Madnalay) is the ruined Mingun Paya, an functioning Buddhist temple with the remains of a massive stupa begun by King...

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  • 9. Zeigyo (Central Market)

    We took local transport to this market. The market mainly sold fruit and veg. It was very photogenic.Traffic, bicycles, delivery men travelled between stalls. Stall holders in tradional Burmese...

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  • 10. Pondaw Pagoda, Mingun

    This white washed pagoda set by the riverbanks gives an idea of how Mingun gigantic pagoda intended to look like and has a nice entrance staircase with lions and lining figures. It was there when the...

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  • 11. Jade Market

    This was a huge market, where dozens of vendors had their jade in various stages and grades of presentation were available for sale. The market is not frequently visited by tourists, and generally...

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  • 12. Ayearawaddy River

    Our map showed two viewing points over the river. We visited one on a Burmese style taxi. There was a little cafe at the top. On the river there were huts, wooden platforms, boats, horses and endless...

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  • 13. Kyauktawgyi Paya

    This pagoda, which is located at the bottom of Mandalay Hill, is home to a huge marble Buddha. The ret of the pagoda is not that inspiring, in fact it could do with a clean. The entrance to the...

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  • 14. Entrance fees / Mandalay Ticket

    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...

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  • 15. Myanmar Traditional Dance Show

    There is a show " Dance from Dynasties", representing 1.000 years of History through dances, music & fashion,from the Bagan Dynasty to present. The show runs 3 times a week in the impressively...

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  • 16. Cultural Museum

    I popped into the Cultural Museum Mandalay basically because I was passing. It is supposed to be one of the places covered by the 10USD "combination ticket" but I wasn't asked for one - I didn't have...

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  • 17. Clock Tower

    Not so much a thing to do, as a thing you can't really avoid doing if you are "downtown". When I first came upon it, I thought it was totally incongruous and a throwback to British Imperial days - the...

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  • 18. Shwekyimyint Paya

    Shwekyimyint Paya is certainly not as grand as some of the other payas ina and around Mandaly, but it's a pleasant place to spend a little time. It also has the advantage of being near most of the...

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  • 19. Atumashi Kyaung

    The Atumashi Kyaung was originally built in 1857 by King Mindon who had founded his new capital of Upper Burma at Mandalay just a few years earlier in 1855. The original Atumashi was a magnificent...

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  • 20. THINK OF THE CHILDREN !! BRING A SMALL GIFT

    MANDALAY ..The day that I arrived in Mandalay I had to pinch myself. I thought !Mandalay.!..I'm here, I never would have beleived that I would one day be...

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  • 21. Kusinara Paya. Monk Statue.

    I´m not shure if i understood the explanation of the monk guide, but i think that this is the statue of the old monk who decided to change the decadence of the...

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  • 22. Kusinara Paya.

    One of Mandalay´s best kept secrets (i was the only visitor when i visited the temple), this interesting pagoda were used for a long time as a shelter for...

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  • 23. Stonecarver´s Road.

    Mandalay is well known for it´s arts and crafts. Located near the Mahamuni Paya, is the Craftmens Quarter. I visited a long street full of shops selling...

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  • 24. Maha Ganayon Kyaung.

    A compound of monasteries, is known as a center of monastic studies. It´s possible to visit almost all the buildings of the monastery and the monks are very...

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  • 25. HAVE A CUP OF TEA WITH THE LOCALS

    Most of my food while travelling throughout Asia is/was street food..There are just so many different things to eat and usually very cheap...IMPORTANTLY though...

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