Mandalay Vacations

Mandalay is the is the second-largest city, the last royal capital of Burma, and the economic hub of Upper Burma. It is located 716 km (445 mi) north of Yangon on the east bank of the Irrawaddy River and is considered the center of Burmese culture. Mandalay is primarily used by travelers as a transport and day-trip hub, but the hot, bustling city ... Read more
has a few sights of its own including Amarapura, Mandalay palace, and U Bein Bridge.
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Mandalay things to do and experiences

  • U Bein Bridge
    9.915 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Bridge, Landmark
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  • Thingyan Festival
    9.19 reviews
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  • Amarapura, Inwa and Paleik
    9.17 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Other
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  • Mandalay palace
    7.88 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
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Sydney, Australia

Has ever a name conjured so much romance, with so little payoff, as that of vaunted Mandalay? Poor food and minimal sights to see make this inexplicably famous city one of the least essential stopoffs in Southeast Asia. The Mandalay Palace is a reconstruction in the midst of an army camp, and Mandalay Hill essentially a giant, sad, dusty souvenir shop. People are friendly enough, but the awful culinary scene (even for Burma) makes going here at all a serious question.

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Foster City, California, USA

Ancient Capital, not far from Bagan! Nice to climb the Manadalay Hill and see the view. Ancient Royal Moat and Palace (not sure if can go inside)

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis
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The image of Mandalay is much more romantic than the reality. Mandalay is polluted, busy, and lacks the cultural monuments and historical architecture of other cities. Though you may feel compelled to visit, the biggest plus here is being able to say that you went.

If you do visit, ease your pain with a visit to a puppet theater. The attractions here are indoors.

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View of Mandalay

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Local from Mandalay

i love mandalay

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Local from Mandalay

Arnandar pagoda west gate view.

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Health tree at mdy!

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Saging Bridge

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my home

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Local from Mandalay

Mandalay is very beautiful town.

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