Mandalay & Around

Mandalay, the last capital of the Myanmar Kings, is located in the Central Myanmar, 668 km north of Yangon. Mandalay is a well-planned city with straight roads crossing each other at right angles. It was only in 1858 that the foundations of the first seven structures were laid all simultaneously on that same auspicious day in ceremonies attended by the ministers and the people. The seven first structures were the royal palace, the Moat and Wall for the Royal City, The Royal monastery known as Atumashi (Maha Atula Wayan), the Royal Pagoda (Kuthodaw), the Royal Congregation Halls for Buddhist monks, the Royal Library (Pitaka Taik Taw), the Royal Ordination Hall (Thein Taw).  Mandalay is the second largest city with rich cultural heritage. It’s also the commercial center with rail, road, river and air links to all parts of the country. Mandalay is best known not only for its rich traditional, cultural and spiritual splendor but also exquisite handicraft such as hand-woven embroidery in silk and cotton, the incredible process of making gold leaves, wood and stone carving and bronze casting etc. There are several ancient capitals around Mandalay such as Amapura, Sagaing, Ava, and Mingun where Kongboung dynasty kings established their capitals respectively. To recovered the main highlight site its need 1 or 2 night stop in Mandalay.


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