Search
Hotel Deals
date_range
date_range
map
Map &
Directions
mode_edit
Write a Tip
chevron_left
 
chevron_right

Top Tours

 
Mandalay Cultural Heritage Day Tour
"You will be picked up from your hotel at 8am Mandalay city sightseeing tour. You visit starts with Manamuni Pagoda where the Mahamuni Buddha image is venerated. The Mahamuni Buddha Temple (also called the Mahamuni Pagoda) is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site. Ancient tradition refers to only five likenesses of the Buddha made during his lifetime; two were in India two in paradise and the fifth is the Mahamuni Buddha image in Myanmar. According to the legend the Buddha visited the Dhanyawadi city of Arakan in 554 B.C. After casting the Great Image the Buddha breathed upon it
From $42.00
 
Mandalay Private Day Tour
"We will depart from your hotel at 8:30am after breakfast. First we will go to Mahamuni Buddha a spectacular and attractive statue of Lord Buddha completely made of Gold. As one of the most significant sites of Buddhist pilgrimage in Myanmar it is a place of devotion and meditation. Women are not allowed to enter the innermost chamber (and consequently to apply gold leaves on the statue).Next you will visit to a stone carving workshops and see a skilled craftsmen who attack pure white marble or stone with angle grinders and drills to create the most enigmatic Buddha images. From here
From $57.00
 
Full Day Excursion in Mandalay
"Our driver will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30am and head to Mahamuni Pagoda. Mahamuni Pagoda is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. The Buddha was encrusted with gold leaves and only men are permitted to go up to the we will visit to local artisan’s workshop of gold leaf making wood-carving making (furniture and other decorative materials) and Kalaga tapestries one of Myanmar arts and crafts that mainly originated in Mandalay and famous souvenir. From the workshop we proceed to Zaycho Market one of the oldest and largest market in Myanmar. We will spend some time walking around the market and you can take this fantastic opportunity to capture some colourful photos of Burmese people life style.After lunch we will visit the magnificent complex of Royal Palace with impressive crowning wooden pavilion and consists of many buildings. Then
From $91.00

More Shopping in Mandalay

Zegyo Market

A few years ago I could not understand the obsession of my friend with the Asian food markets. But at that time I had not seen one yet. Now I'm hooked too... the area around Zegyo Market did not...
Belsaita's Profile Photo
Belsaita
Feb 05, 2015

Zegyo Market

There are hundreds of colorful stalls selling fabrics in the first and second floor of the main building of Zegyo Market, and a few shops/stalls selling ready to wear clothing. But if you take the...
Belsaita's Profile Photo
Belsaita
Feb 05, 2015

Zegyo Market

In the basement of the main building there is an area devoted to the Burmese traditional medicines ingredients. We would never had know about this if not for our wonderful driver Ko Nay! Being both of...
Belsaita's Profile Photo
Belsaita
Feb 05, 2015

Zegyo Market

Zegyo Market, a huge market in downtown Mandalay, was first founded during the reign of King Mindon by middle XIX Century as a principal distribution center for beans, citrus fruit, cotton, nuts,...
Belsaita's Profile Photo
Belsaita
Feb 05, 2015

Kaingdan Market

This largely fresh produce and flower market lies close to the Central Market, and is opened daily. Like most Asian markets, its a colourful, fragrant affair, with row after row of ladies and a few...
thedouglas's Profile Photo
thedouglas
Jun 30, 2007

Central Market

This large centre consists of two buildings from 26th to 28th Sts on 84th. Its the one stop shopping for Mandalay, where you can buy virtually anything you might need, from homewares, spices, fabrics,...
thedouglas's Profile Photo
thedouglas
Jun 30, 2007
 
 
Sponsored Listings

Around the Ubien Bridge

I bought a couple of beautiful charcoal drawings from the stalls by U Bein's bridge. Although he who had the money on the day made himself very scarce for awhile, he had to resurface some time, if he...
thedouglas's Profile Photo
thedouglas
Apr 21, 2007

Artist at Mandalay Hill stairway

On our way up to Madnalay Hill we saw this artist who was painting these black and white paintings with ink and a razor blade!! The price was 2000kyats (less than 2$) for 3 pieces, making it a...
hydronetta's Profile Photo
hydronetta
Jan 09, 2007

keychain

If you're reaching the hill top near the sunset and the stall is about to close. Stay abit longer and you will get a better deal. It's because the stall keeper will offer you better price before they...
vuzu's Profile Photo
vuzu
Nov 17, 2006

Zegyo markets

If you want to experience claustrophic buying then this is the place for you. Its a large building with stalls and shops crammed together selling all manner of wares. We spent most of our time in the...
albaaust's Profile Photo
albaaust
Oct 27, 2006

Pyin U Lwin markets

This market is near the centre of town and is geared towards the local population. You can walk around the markets and not be bothered by people wanting you to buy.The prices of the local goods are...
albaaust's Profile Photo
albaaust
Sep 05, 2006

Shop outside the Pyin U Lwin markets

I bought these beautiful bronze gnats in a shop that was on the outside of the markets in Pyin U Lwin. I wondered whether I would see something like these again (at a cheaper price) elsewhere in Burma...
albaaust's Profile Photo
albaaust
Sep 03, 2006

Mandalay for Marble (White that is!)

There is a street in Mandalay that specialises in carving white marble. Our taxi driver took us to this shop which had lots of marble ranging from small pieces to large Buddhas that you would put in a...
albaaust's Profile Photo
albaaust
Sep 03, 2006

Zegyo market, Mandalay

I find this place the best in whole Myanmar for buying beautifully wowen longyis or sarongs in the traditional Burmese manner. The huge textile sections offers a lot and it's particulary apprecitaed...
picek's Profile Photo
picek
Sep 27, 2005

Top Hotels in Mandalay

Hotels
No 417, corner of 63 rd & 22 nd Road, Aung Myae Tha Zan Township, Mandalay, 952, Myanmar
Show Prices
Hotels
no 125, 31st Street between 76th & 77th St, 00952
Show Prices
Hotels
9, Kwin 416.B, 10th Street, Foot of Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Myanmar
Show Prices
Hotels
1 Junction of 26th and 66th Street, Chanayetharzan Township, Mandalay, Myanmar
Show Prices
Hotels
26th Street, Between 82nd and 83rd Street, Chanayetharzan Township, Mandalay, Myanmar
Show Prices
Hotels
27th Street between 76th and 77th, Mandalay, Myanmar
Show Prices

Top Things to Do in Mandalay

Things to Do

Mandalay Hill

Sutaungpyi Paya (the Wish Granting Temple) is at the top of Mandalay Hill and this is the final destination of all the tourists, pilgrims and novice monks who have struggled to reach the top. It will...
View More
Things to Do

Shwenandaw Kyaung (Teak Temple)

Just across from Shwenandaw Monastery there are several stalls selling souvenirs and religious pieces, but be careful as the prices are extremely high for tourists. I asked the price of one simple...
View More
Things to Do

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,...
View More
Things to Do

Mahamuni (Big) Paya

Pilgrims have been coming here over the years to add gold leaf (which costs around 1500 kyat per small square) to the 3.8 m Buddha which according to legend is only one of five Buddha images that is...
View More
Things to Do

Palace Complex / Fort

In the Great Audience Hall you will see a statue of King Mindon (1810-1878) and his queen. King Mindon was one of the most popular kings of Burma founding the Royal capital of Mandalay in 1857. During...
View More
Things to Do

Kuthodaw Paya

As with all the other religious sites in Myanmar the complex has many Buddha images which the locals worship at. I have taken photographs of two of the better ones. The third photo is of the bell by...
View More

Top 5 Mandalay Writers

davidjo's Profile Photo

davidjo

"MANDALAY, A HISTORICAL CITY"
View Member
elpariente's Profile Photo

elpariente

"Mandalay y las ciudades antiguas"
View Member
thedouglas's Profile Photo

thedouglas

"My Road to Mandalay"
View Member
planxty's Profile Photo

planxty

"Second city but not second best."
View Member
herzog63's Profile Photo

herzog63

"Mandalay"
View Member