Mandalay Summary
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Mandalay Summary

If you have the time Mandalay is a rewarding stop on a journey through MyanmarFurther information can be found within this site :Itinerary Planning General sights in Mandalay  plus also Visiting Gold Leaf workshops Walking in Mandalay City Restaurants – Royal Palace area General sights outside Mandalay plus also Amarapura Mingun Sagaing and Inwa U Bein…

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Mandalay Airport

Mandalay Airport is modern and new – and very much bigger than needed at the moment. The government spent $150 million building this with it’s excess capacity. The runways are long enough for international jets and there are numerous air-bridges. However the three times we passed through Mandalay airport we only saw small commuter planes…

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Sagaing and Inwa

Sagaing Sagaing is on the opposite side of the river to Ava. Set on a hill it has hundreds of Buddhist temples and monasteries and thousands of monks and nuns. The setting has plenty of trees and shade. Walking around on the interconnection paths and trails can be a relaxing way to observe Burmese life….

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Mingun

This is a destination you get to by boat. A 1 hour trip will take you 11 km to Mingun. One of those destinations where the joy of travel is as much in the getting there is as in the destination itself. Here there is a partially completed gigantic Paya (pagoda, temple) and the Mingun…

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Amarapura

Amarapura was once a royal capital but little remains of the royal constructions. View Mandalay Burma in a larger map U Bein Bridge One of the most photographed images of Burma is the U Bein Bridge. Built from teak over 200 years ago the bridge is over a kilometre long over the shallow Taungthaman Lake….