Mandalay Myanmar

Mandalay was the last royal city in Myanmar before the British occupation. We remember on some history available hotels and plenty of pictures. The famous monasteries plus Buddhist pagodas temples and cultural activities plus the vicinity around Amarapura Sagaing Mingun Shwebo and more here is also probably the most famous journey available in Myanmar its from Mandalay to Bagan.


The famous monasteries and pagodas plus Buddhist temples and cultural activities plus the vicinity around Amarapura Sagaing Mingun Shwebo and more here is also probably the most famous journey available in Myanmar its from Mandalay to Bagan.


Today the city is the center of the northern half of Myanmar also a hub and center of the country in terms of culture and business. Since Myanmar has the size of Great Britain and France combined there is quite a huge area around that includes about 1000 islands in the Andaman Sea in the Myeik Archipelago which extends into Thailand to the South.

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