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Private Half-Day Tour of Mandalay by Trishaw
"Start your exploration from the North – East corner of Mandalay Palace today you will be guided around the last capital of royal Burma Mandalay by local trishaw.  Still one of the largest cities in Myanmar you will ride around to some of the more iconic temples and palaces this city has to offer. Visit the Shwenandaw Kyaung the Golden Teak Monastery which was constructed entirely of golden teak. This impressive wooden monastery was once part of the Mandalay Palace. Continue by trishaw to Atumashi Kyaung monastery and on to to Kuthodaw Paya more commonly known as the world's biggest book. The slabs of marble are inscribed with the entire Tripitkata or Buddhist scriptures. View the seated Buddha carved from a single block of marble before riding out to your final viewing point. Stop at Mandalay Hill to enjoy panoramic views over the city
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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
 
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
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Mandalay Hill Tips (22)

SUTAUNGPYI PAYA AT THE TOP OF 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...
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davidjo
Mar 12, 2016

BEWARE, THE CHINTHES STAND GUARD

Two giant chintzes or chinthes stand guard at the bottom of Mandalay Hill where the road leads you to the top. A chinthe is a mythical beast that you will see at most of the Buddhist temples in the...
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davidjo
Mar 12, 2016

IT WAS WELL WORTH THE CLIMB, JUST FOR THE VIEW

After struggling up Mandalay hill we were rewarded with a beautiful view of the city, and one could see as far as the river and the Mandalay palace complex. the only problem was that it was a little...
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davidjo
Mar 12, 2016

GETTING TO THE TOP OF MANDALAY HILL

Mandalay Hill is included in the $10 multiple entry ticket that is valid for 5 days, but when you struggle for 45 minutes in the searing heat to reach the top i was a bit annoyed to see the sign that...
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davidjo
Mar 12, 2016

Views and Pagodas

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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Belsaita
Feb 05, 2015

A hike up Mandalay Hill

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...
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IreneMcKay
Jul 11, 2013

ENJOY THE VIEW FROM THE TOP

A good experience while in Mandalay is a visit to the top of Mandalay Hill..at nearly two hundred and fifty meters the view out over the Palace and the Shan Hills is worth the effort..I parked my...
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DennyP
Aug 27, 2010

Mandalay´s Viewpoint

A 240 metre (760ft) high hill located in the northeastern part of the city. A nice and easy climb of half-hour with stops in small nats shrines, pagodas and a standing Buddha. The Main gate is guarded...
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euzkadi
May 27, 2010

Mandalay Hill

Described by Lonely Planet as an "easy" half hour climb to the top of this 230m hill, this was actually quite a hoof in an upward direction using the sheltered stairs/walkway. Its well worth the view...
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thedouglas
Apr 20, 2007

Mandalay Hill (3)

On your way you’ll meet numerous pagodas and religious shrines and food or souvenir vendors, generally the atmosphere is rather kitsch… From its top (I assume), and from several way-stations along the...
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hydronetta
Jan 09, 2007

Mandalay Hill (2)

Approximately half-way up the hill the Shweyattaw Temple houses a large golden standing statue of the Buddha commissioned by King Mindon; it is in a dramatic pose with his right hand pointing toward...
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hydronetta
Jan 09, 2007

Mandalay Hill (1)

Mandalay Hill (240 m high) is the dominant natural feature of Mandalay. At first you reach the base with its entrance stairway dominated by its magnificent guardian chinthe (half-lion, half-dragon)...
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hydronetta
Jan 09, 2007
 
 
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"MANDALAY, A HISTORICAL CITY"
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"Mandalay y las ciudades antiguas"
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"My Road to Mandalay"
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"Second city but not second best."
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Things to Do Near Mandalay Hill

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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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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...
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