A Blissful Break in Mandalay

As the second largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar, Mandalay is the centre of Burmese culture, dotted with over 700 pagodas and the not-any-less-impressive population of 1.23 million. Dominated by the vibrant Bamar and Shan ethnic groups, Chinese immigrants and the largest community of monks in the country, the cultural diversity here makes for very interesting observations.

U Bein Bridge, Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar

[Image Credit: Stefan Fussan]

Places covered include:

  1. Mahamuni Pagoda
  2. Lashio Lay
  3. Sagaing Hill
  4. Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda
  5. U Min Thonze
  6. Inwa
  7. Daw Gyan
  8. Bagaya Kyaung
  9. Nanmyin
  10. Maha Aungmye Bonzan
  11. Ave Maria Restaurant
  12. Maha Gandhayon Monastery
  13. U Bein Bridge
  14. Aye Myittar
  15. Zay Cho Market
  16. Mya Nyan San Kyaw Palace
  17. Green Elephant Restaurant
  18. Shwenandaw Monastery
  19. Atumashi Kyaung
  20. Kuthodaw Pagoda
  21. Sandamuni Pagoda
  22. Mandalay Hill
  23. Man Myo Taw
  24. Paleik Snake Temple

To read the full article with detailed itinerary, please head to Singapore n Beyond where my article was originally published.

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