We paid about US$25 per day for the services of 2 guys and this old Corolla. Neither had any training, but were excellent guides in and around Mandalay. They tried really hard to provide us with all... more
I took a couple of different airlines flying to and from Mandalay during the past two trips and they were all decent. The service was good but one airplane seemed a bit on the older side. What I... more
The cheapest way to get around Mandalay is by Taxi bus, basically you just flag down the driver and climb aboard. You should check with the driver first to make sure he is headed in your direction.... more
You need to try this at least once.
Trishaw travel in Mandalay is great. More than affordable, but with one drawback.
Many (or most) of the trishaw drivers are limited in their education and cannot... more
Getting to Mingun is an easy process. There is a jetty at the river banks from where daily boats depart for Mingun at 9 am. You can buy your tickets (paid in kyats) at a non-signed booking office... more
This is a very blurry picture I know but I thought it was pretty evocative and gave an impression of Maymyo/Pyin O Lwin being stuck in the 50s.
It is called a garry. My mother remembers using these... 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...