Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar after Yangon and it is located on the east bank of Ayeyarwaddy river. It was founded in 1857 by King Mindon, replacing Amarapura as the new royal capital of the Konbaung dynasty.

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Mandalay is the former royal capital of Myanmar and the economic center of Myanmar. Mandalay is famous for Mandalay Palace, where evidence of the rich history can be found. In Mandalay, the summers are short, sweltering, and partly cloudy; the winters are short, warm, and mostly clear; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 59°F to 104°F and is rarely below 55°F or above 109°F. The rainy of the year lasts for five months, from May to October. Mandalay is Burma's Cultural and religious center of Buddhism, having numerous monasteries and more than 700 pagodas.

Mandalay is the major trading and communications center for northern and central Burma. Much of Burmese external trade to China and India goes through Mandalay.

Among the leading traditional industries are silk weaving, tapestry, jade cutting and polishing, stone and wood carving, making marble and bronze Buddha images, temple ornaments and paraphernalia, the working of gold leaves and of silver, the manufacture of matches, brewing and distilling.

Thus, Mandalay is a good destinations to visit and learn its culture.

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit to Mandalay is November to February. The temperature is not too hot and there is normally no rain during those months. It is also good for walking and cycling in the evening. And also, you can look some places to enjoy sunset like Mandalay Hill. It will make you feel fresh in that moment.

How to get there

All mode of transport is accessible to Mandalay by plane, flight, boat, bus and train. There is also International Airport that fly to Thailand, India, and Singapore. The flight from Mandalay is connected with Bagan Nyaung U, Yangon, Heho, Kalay, Kyaing Tong, Myitkyina, Tachileik, Putao, Homalin, and Bhamo. Train from Mandalay is connected to Hopin, Hsipaw, Aungban, Tharzi, Lashio and Myitkyina. Bus is available to all regions. There are boat services at different level of luxury.

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