Mandalay
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Mandalay Sight seeing

Mandalay is the centre of culture and core of Buddhism. Mandalay is the second largest city of Myanmar. Mandalay lies on the east bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river. It is situated on the plain which stretches form the Shan hills on the East to the Irrawaddy river on the west . It is about 430 miles north of Yangon. It has an area of roughly 25 sqmiles.Mandalay can be reached by flight (over two hours) or by train and car (12hrs. The place to visit in Mandalay.

  1. Mandalay hill
  2. Myanansankyaw royal palace
  3. Shwenandaw monastery
  4. Atumashi Kyaung
  5. Mahamuni pagoda
  6. Kuthodaw pagoda
  7. Kyauktawgyi pagoda
  8. Zeygyo MArket

Mandalay hill

A visit to Mandalay hill will reflect forever in your memory. The view from the peak is breathtaking experience, in the distance you'll see the Shan hills, fields of paddy and crops, the mighty Ayeyarwaddy river, Sagaing, Mingun hill ranges other landscapes and panoramicc views. On top of the hill is a very large image of Buddha with the right hand stretched out and a finger pointing towards the old palace. A Buddhist hermit named U Khanti ( AD 1866-1948) was the pioneer and main architect of Mandalay Hill development and establishment programme in the British colonist time. Necessary renovations were done by the Government.

Myanansankyaw Royal palace

It was built by King Mindom ( AD-1853-78) . He shifted the capital from Amarpura to Mandalay in 1857. The palace was surrounded by moat filled with water and thick walls in square shape 2km long on each side. The moat is 225 ft wide and 11ft deep. The palace wall is 8m high and 3m thick. The pavilion's made of teak wood. There're originally 3 gates on each side of the wall totalling 12 gates. There're 114 apartment and buildings . In 1885, the British occupied the Mandalay and changed the Palace as Fort Duffrin. Since then, the British officers dwelled in the Palace. Some of the buildings in the palace were turned into garrison church, club and military quarters and barracks. Nearly 18 years, the palace was neglected. In 1901, Lord Curzon, the British Viceroy of India arrived the palace and issued to preserve Mandalay Palace. So Mandalay Palace had remained 44 years as a museum. But the Palace suffered the Bomb attacked during the II World war. Till 1989 , there were only a few charred buildings were left. So under the guidance of the military Government the reconstruction work of Mandalay Palace on its original model carried out since 1989-90. Now there're 66 buildings of palace. The construction work took six years to finish. Now the Grand reconstructed Mandalay Palace was opened to Public.

Shwenandaw Monastery

Shwenandaw Monastery is one of the rare surviving Myanmar wooden architecture of the late 19 century . Originally it was an apartment of Royal palace, mosaic wooden buildings constructed in 1857 by king Mindom. It was King Mindom's private living chamber and he died in this apartment. So his son King Thibaw moved this apartment from Royal Palace to a place near Atumushi Monastery and donated to the monks as a monastery in 1880. It has now been maintained and preserved in its original style. Today the golden Palace Monastery is one of the tourist attractions for art lovers and architects.

Atumashi Kyaung ( Incomparable Monastery)

It is situated near Shwenandaw Monastery. It was a wooden building with brick and stucco platform, stairway and other walls. The Buddha image in the monastery was made of the Silken garments of the King with a lacquer exterior , a big diamond on the forehead was stolen in 1885. The monastery was burnt down in 1890.

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Balloon Over Bagan

While you are in the magical land of ancient Bagan, would you like to have a memorable and unquie experience of drifting and floating over thousands ruined pagodas and mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with the back drop of azure blue sky?

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