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.

Our MLP Suggestions -  

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.

Why you should visit here?

Stories from

Mandalay

The Goddess of Myanmar Agriculture

Ponemagyi Shin Ma is a hidden Nat worshipped by Farmers of Upper Myanmar. There are 37 famous Nats in Myanmar. These Nats are historical or legendary figures when they were human beings who had suffered exceedingly tragic or violent deaths and they became Nat Sein. Ponemagyi Shin Ma is not Nat Sein. She is not included in these 37 Nats as she is an ogress.

Mandalay Chinatown Night Market

Street food is one of the best things about traveling. It's a great way to try new things and get a feel for the local culture. And there's nothing better than finding a hidden gem in a busy market.

A Full Guide to Bagan

Bagan is also a popular tourist destination, and there are many activities that visitors can do in order to fully experience all that the city has to offer. Check them out here.....

My Favourite Bagan Art Tips

Bagan is an art town of Myanmar with full of wonders and stories. Among those things, Bagan's arts reflects the history, culture and traditions of Burmese People. Here are some of my favorite arts tips..

Strolling around the pages of the world’s largest book, Myanmar

Would you believe me if I said I was in the World's largest book? Have you ever wondered what the world’s largest book would look like?

How Bagan is surviving through COVID-19 and the Coup

This story is about UNESCO World Heritage Site Bagan and its people who are going through the COVID-19 pandemic and the coup.

Elephant dancing Festival of Kyaukse

Read all about this not miss Elephant Dancing Festival near Mandalay

People

Culture & History

Attractions

Nature & Environment

The Mandalay region of Myanmar is home to some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in the world. From the ancient city of Mandalay to the soaring mountains of Monywa, the region is teeming with natural beauty. Nature lovers will find plenty to explore in Mandalay, from the numerous pagodas and temples dotting the landscape to the picturesque lakes and rivers. The region is also home to a wealth of wildlife, including elephants, tigers, and leopards. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder that Mandalay is one of Myanmar's most popular tourist destinations. Whether you're looking to experience the country's rich cultural heritage or simply soak up its stunning natural scenery, Mandalay is the perfect place to do it.

Deforestation

GHG - Energy Impact

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.

Economy & Business

Mandalay

Local Guides

Coming soon....

Surrounding Regions

Sagaing

View All
Sagaing Region is a hidden gem in Myanmar that is rich in history and culture. It is home to the Sagaing Kingdom, which was the capital of the Kingdom. The region is also home to numerous Buddhist monasteries and pagodas that are located on hills and parallel to the river. Therefore, Sagaing Region is a must-visit for anyone who wants to experience the true culture and history of Myanmar.
Located at the sea level of 4,712 feet, Taunggyi is one of the hilly regions and home of numerous ethnics. It is the capital city of Shan State and is famous for its annual fire balloon festival which is held every November about 10 days. Possessing many scenic destinations and having cool weather make the city attractive and diverse. It is also surrounded by many spectacular destinations like Kakku, home of thousand ancient pagodas, Inlay, the region which is famous for picturesque Inle lake, its unique culture and living style, Pindaya, the countryside which is famous for its ancient limestone caves and so on. Moreover, because of colorful dwellers, not only its destination and weather but also various traditional dishes and local foods are the trademark of Taunggyi.
Bago is a region in Myanmar located close to Yangon region.BagoCity , formerly known as Hanthawaddy the name of a Burmese-Mon Kingdom is the capital city of Bago region.The Burmese name Bago is derived from the Mon language place name Bagaw.It is located 80 kilometres north-east of Yangon.