Visit Mandalay Hill
Mandalay Hill can give you an incredible view of the whole area from 760 feet. You can visit there easily as they built an elevator and escalator. If you prefer stairway, you can walk along, then, you will need to pass several temples and pagodas.
Mingun Pagoda is located across the Irrawaddy River and about a 90-minute drive out of town. This is the almost square-shaped pagoda. You may face a bit crowded at the entrance. If you walk around it, you are the only one there.
Drive about 20-min from Mandalay, you can get to U-Bein Bridge. It is one of the main attractions in Mandalay as it is a 1200-meter long teak wood footbridge and known as the longest one in the world. Arrive two hours before sunset to be able to see how the locals are relaxing here.
The Sandamuni Pagoda is located nearby Mandalay Hill. You can see the largest iron Buddha, which is made up of over 41,000 pounds of iron. 1774 shrines are in the entire area.
Mandalay Palace is the land of the royal residence which had a Glass Palace quarter, an audience hall, and a military area. You can climb onto the watch tower to enjoy the view of the surrounding moat. For the person who is interested in history, Mandalay Palace is a great place to walk around.
Dee Doke Waterfalls
Dee Doke Waterfalls are the home to the bluest and most beautiful natural pools in Myanmar, located about 38 miles near Pyin Oo Lwin’s Village. Visit these waterfalls to get a great escape from the constant heat of Mandalay city.
Visit Mahamuni Paya
Mahamuni Paya is well known for its seated Buddha statue that measures 13 feet tall. Male devotees can come and are supped to apply gold leaf to the statue. You will see the layers of gold leaf that is 6 inches thick. At 4 o’clock in the morning, you can watch the face of the Buddha statue being cleaned and polished.
Shop at Jade Market
If you prefer an authentic shopping experience, Jade Market is the best place in Mandalay to pick up some jade pieces.
Shwenandaw Kyaung is well known for its pretty carved panels, which show Jataka scenes that are basically stories about the past life of the Buddha. This was actually part of the Mandalay Palace complex and the royal residence of King Mindon.
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The old royal capital of Myanmar, Mandalay, was famous as in the past, Burmese kings would have lived in the city. Now, you can still see some of the palaces beautifully with having still a royal feel. Many visitors agree that you can happily spend your time around the city.