Mandalay Division Travel Guide

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Mandalay

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  • Mandalay Hill

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mandalay Things to Do

    Our hotel was near the foot of Mandalay Hill so we began our sightseeing by climbing up this 240 metre high hill. A small Burmese girl attached herself to us, and though we did not want a guide, she was actually so cute we did not have the heart to get rid of her. The climb up involved lots of stairs. It was hot and tiring, but there were lots of...

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  • Hotel By The Red Canal, Mandalay

    Mandalay Hotels

    Great hotel, arguably our favorite in Myanmar. You can tell the owners put a lot of thought into...

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  • Lashio Lay restaurant.

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mandalay Restaurants

    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 to the customers. You just ask what is this and that , place your order by pointing what you like and then enjoy your meal (at least you know what you...

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Bagan

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  • Ananda Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bagan Things to Do

    The stucco and other features of the temple were restored in the late 18th century in the Middle Konbaung Era style and on the temple's 900th anniversary in 1990, the temple spires were gilded. The exterior is whitewashed from time to time. ix terraces rise pyramid-like to the central tower. The lower terraces have a complete numbered set of 537...

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  • Aureum Palace Hotel - Resort

    Bagan Hotels

    True story, someone I love dearly passed away during new year 2012 vacation in a villa in this hotel...

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  • Round Bagan, Horse and Cart

    Bagan Transportation

    BAGAN The mode of transport I chose in Bagan was The horse and cart which I hired from my hotel .After looking at the various means of transport this seemed to be the most practical mainly because of the extreme heat and the vast distances that I had to cover.. I did look at hiring a bicycle from the hotel as they were cheap and they had many. I...

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Amarapura

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  • U BEIN BRIDGE

    Amarapura Things to Do

    This teak structure bridge, about 1.2 km long across the Taungthaman Lake, was built when the capital of Innwa Kingdom was located in Amarapura. There are over a thousand of teak piles that support the walkway. The first time I arrived at this bridge it was too late for sunset. I had rented a motorbike with driver and we were visiting during the...

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  • MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT CASH...

    Amarapura Warnings and Dangers

    MONEY Never travel anywhere here without sufficient cash money as there are no banks in so many places here.No ATM's no one accepts travellers cheques!!!.Also US Dollars are the money of choice although Burmese "kyiat" is the local currency..There are a few things to be aware of.. The Burmese currency is of no value outside of the country so make...

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  • ALWAYS CARRY PLENTY OF FRESH WATER

    Amarapura Warnings and Dangers

    AMARAPURA When travelling here especially in the really hot months (it's always hot) this country can be like a furnace...ALWAYS make sure when you set out for the day that you are carrying plenty of fresh water as there are many places that it is not readily available.. .Make sure also that the screw cap "seal" on purchased water bottles has not...

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Maymyo

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  • By train

    Maymyo Transportation

    This is not the fastest way to go to Pyin Oo Lwin but man, what an adventure! The 131 Train Up Mandalay - Lashio which crosses the hills of Shan State has few stops, Pyin Oo Lwin included. Landscapes are gorgeous with mountains and thick jungle, giving many photography opportunities. Before climbing the hills the train stops for 5 minutes and then...

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  • Other religious buildings

    Maymyo Things to Do

    This is a Chinese Buddhist temple, built by immigrants from Yunnan. It has a lucky Buddha, stucco dragons, ponds, a six storey pagoda . . . anything that a Chinese temple needs lol. Next picture shows a mosque which is next to Purcell Tower, in the very city centre. That changes a little bit from the classical Myanmar Buddhist temples!

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  • Night Market

    Maymyo Things to Do

    After sunset another market occupies Zeigyo Street, the night market. There are dvd stalls and so on but most of the stalls sell food, which is cooked "sur place". There are many locals having dinner there in those “improvised restaurants” so it’s almost impossible to resist the temptation :-) I bought some of these “salty cookies” on the picture...

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Nyaung-u

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  • A very good newcomer.

    Nyaung-u Restaurants

    I would think I'm the first to write about this place, as it had only been open two days when I first visited. I actually only went in for a beer one evening and was much taken with the friendliness of staff and patrons alike. They happened to be showing English football at the time, which was causing great anguish as Chelsea were unexpectedly...

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  • DO NOT DO THIS.

    Nyaung-u Transportation

    I make no apologies for the use of capitals in the title of this tip, I cannot stress enough that, if you are travelling the "low road" from Magwe you do NOT want to take the Hilux jeep option. As I didn't fancy a really early start to get the bus, I had heard that there was a Hilux jeep @ 1400 hours from the bus station so I thought I'd play it...

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  • A jeep's cheap.

    Nyaung-u Transportation

    If you are heading out of the Bagan area, beyond the range of the horsecarts, you have two options. you can either get a taxi, or do as i did, and ask about for a jeep. You can get one of these pretty easily. I was charged 10USD for a trip to Mt. Popa and back (I'd been quoted more than that for a regular taxi). Although the driver asked me did I...

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Pagan

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  • Snakes, scorpions and killer bees!

    Pagan Warnings and Dangers

    Exploring Pagan by bike and entering remote, deserted temples and pagodas is probably the best way to expierence this magnificent place.However, be extremely careful walking around and especially entering the temples. One time we saw a snake in a temple, the day after we got attacked by a swarm of extremely violent killer bees, after one of our...

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  • Small Pagodas

    Pagan Things to Do

    There are many smaller Pagodas all over the Bagan area. These can be seen in the Old Bagan area. You could easily spend days or weeks checking them out.

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  • Sunrise in Old Bagan

    Pagan Local Customs

    If you get up early you can enjoy beautiful sunrises from some of the Pagodas in Old Bagan. There are a few Good spots to choose from. It is good to scout out the Paya you want to visit at sunrise the night before and make sure the upper level is open to the public. It would suck to waste time in the morning and miss the sunrise.

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Nyaungu

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