Somehow Kipling's text.."The road to Mandalay" is always connected to the city which was built in the 185X. This name is used today for a couple of tourism enterprises among them is the river cruise ship "Road to Mandalay" operated by the Orient Express / belmond company and cruising between Mandalay City and Bagan. No need for a hotel in Mandalay when taking this journey, everything is on board and it is very expensive. This company also runs the Eastern & Oriental Express, luxury train between Bangkok and Singapore, this is pure luxury travel. There is also more than one excellent hotel in Mandalay which makes travel to Mandalay very easy since there are also several flights from Yangon and Bangkok every day, plus buses and a train connection.
Bagan Mount Popa Mandalay Inle Lake