The second largest city in Myanmar and the last royal capital of Burma, Mandalay is today, the centre of culture and religion in the country. Although the British shifted commercial and political activities to Yangon, Mandalay continued to be the main city of Upper Burma throughout colonial rule and even after independence in 1948. The city is home to the magnificent royal palace as well as many other attractions built during the Konbuang Dynasty. The Ancient City of Bagan, long considered one of the world’s greatest archeological sites, is accessible through Mandalay. The city also serves as the transit point for tourists visiting Inle Lake, a beautiful freshwater highland lake and the second largest lake in Myanmar.
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Maha Myat Muni Paya
Caving and rockclimb...
For the adventures, go caving and rock climbing in a pristine natural environment at Waterfall Hill, located on the east side...
Hotels can arrange for a private driver to take you to Maha Muni on the way to Sagaing Hill, which offers a great view of the...
As the former capital of Myanmar and a major trading centre, Mandalay offers a delightful array of cuisine with Chinese, Indi...
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Mandalay Zone Admiss...
- Flying time from Singapore3 hours 35 minutes
CurrencyMyanmar Kyat (MMK)
US Dollar (USD)
- Airport to city45 kilometres
- Airport taxInternational flights USD23.25 (Departure tax), USD3.25 (Arrival tax)
- ClimateWarm and wet season: April to October, 24.0 °C to 38.0 °C, over 100mm of rainfall each month. Cool and dry season: November to March , 13.0 °C to 35.0 °C, almost no rain
- Best time to goNovember and February, where the weather is cooler and there is little rain