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Visiting Mandalay

Some travelers bypass the famed road to Mandalay—and to Myanmar—for political reasons, but those who go have the highest praise for the country’s people and attractions. From the sweeping ancient capital of Bagan to the floating gardens on Inle Lake, the mysteries of this land exceed expectations—even for visitors who’ve waited a lifetime for a moment of Myanmar’s mystique.... Read More Some travelers bypass the famed road to Mandalay—and to Myanmar—for political reasons, but those who go have the highest praise for the country’s people and attractions. From the sweeping ancient capital of Bagan to the floating gardens on Inle Lake, the mysteries of this land exceed expectations—even for visitors who’ve waited a lifetime for a moment of Myanmar’s mystique.    Close

Stories and Tips Mandalay

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Good Lord! How Can There Be So Much WATER?

Written by nmagann on 04 Jun, 2010

Thingyan or Spring Festival is the largest and most important holiday in Myanmar. It occurs in April and last for about 4 days depending on what a seer/monk tells the government. It is the only holiday the entire government really recognizes and closes…Read More


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Exploring Mingun - One Man's Ego Trip

Written by Ed Hahn on 27 Jun, 2006

The day we visited Mingun was a religious holiday which, in spite of the crowds, made the visit more interesting. Pam, my wife, and I took a fish-tail boat across the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun with Bruce, our guide. The trip takes about…Read More


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Exploring Sagaing - Religion and Life

Written by Ed Hahn on 21 Jun, 2006

This was one of the most interesting stops we made during our whole trip to Myanmar. Not because of the attractions we saw but because of the rituals we were able to observe. Sagaing has an interesting history. In 1315 it was made the capitol…Read More


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Exploring Amarapura - Myanmar's Historical Capitol

Written by Ed Hahn on 18 Jun, 2006

Amarapura was our first stop after flying in from Bagan as it was on the way from the airport to Mandalay. I think I would have appreciated it more if I had seen it after spending a day in Mandalay. Founded in 1782,…Read More


Visiting Pagodas

Written by myrdal on 04 Oct, 2006

If you are thinking to visit Myanmar don´t forget to take an important amount of wet tissues. It is compulsory to come into pagodas without any kind of shoes nor socks. So, when you finish the visit, above all if it rains, your soles will…Read More


B&B

Written by myrdal on 03 Oct, 2006

It is very typical to go up to Mandalay hill in order to see the sunshine. Of course I went up, and while I was waiting I saw a very beautiful and luxurious terrace, with very comfortable armchairs but nobody was sitting there. I thought…Read More


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Sightseeing in and around Mandalay

Written by AndreSTGT on 18 Jul, 2004

I have met many travelers who did not like Mandalay; I guess they were just disappointed that the city does not live up to the exotic and romantic image the name Mandalay evokes. Nevertheless, Mandalay is an interesting, fascinating city; it is dirty, dusty, and…Read More


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