Five Must-See Places in Mandalay

Five beautiful places to visit in Mandalay

Mandalay is the second-largest city in Myanmar and is located on the East bank of the Irrawaddy River. Mandalay is better known as the cultural capital of Myanmar because of Myanmar King Palace of the Konbaung Dynasty. Mandalay have many ancient historical places and many beautiful natural places to visit. 

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1. Mahamuni Buddha Image

Mahamuni Buddha image is one of the famous Buddha Image in Mandalay and located at the southwest of Mandalay. The Pagoda was built in 1785 by King Bodawpaya. It is told from an ancient tradition that only five likenesses of the Buddha were made during his lifetime; two were in India, two in paradise, and the fifth is the Mahamuni Buddha Image in Mandalay, Myanmar. That is why this is a must-see place in Mandalay

2. Kuthodaw Pagoda

Kuthodaw Pagoda is known as the world’s largest book. It has 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Kuthodaw is located at the foot of Mandalay Hill, at the north side of Mandalay. The large ground offers a good view upwards of Mandalay Hill with its many temples and Pagodas. This pagoda is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

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3. Shwenandaw Monastery

Shwenandaw Monastery is a historic Buddhist monastery located near the Mandalay Hill and was built in 1878. It is one of the finest examples of the traditional 19th-century wooden monastery. At the monastery, you can see many Myanmar authentic traditional culture. Therefore, you should not miss the chance to visit if you’re ever in  Mandalay.

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4. Mandalay Palace

Mandalay Palace is also a must-visit when arrived at Mandalay. This Palace is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. The palace was built between 1857 and 1859. The palace itself is at the center of the citadel and faces East. At that place, you can see many historical and traditional cultures of Myanmar. Like that the number of spires above a building indicated the importance of the role of that time peoples. Therefore, there is a saying that if you didn’t visit Mandalay Place, you didn’t go to Mandalay.

5. U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge is located at Amayapuya city near Mandalay. U Bein Bridge is one of the longest teak bridge in the world. Which passes over the Taungthaman lake with a length of 1.2 kilometers that makes it a pretty impressive one. U Bein Bridge is one of the most visited sites for tourists. Nice sunset view place and the best place to take a picture of the lake. One can ride a boat at that lake and can feel the beauty of that bridge. That why, this is a beautiful place to visit when arriving at Mandalay.

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