Mandalay is a beautiful large city located in Myanmar, the country known before as Burma. It is considered a center of the culture due to its architectural, artistic and natural richness.
The weather in Mandalay is tropical wet and dry, which means that it has some warmer periods during the months of April and May, and reaches its cooler temperature in January.
It is a great place to visit if you want to get to know more about the Buddhist religion, since it has many temples and monasteries that you can go and admire their external structure and feel peace in those places.
The cultural and religious center of Buddhism in that country is Mandalay, so there are many iconic places that you can visit. When you think about visiting Mandalay you will feel like there are many options; this is why you should make a good schedule in order to visit the most beautiful places.
These are the top 4 places you should visit in Mandalay:
This Hill is nearby the city, at North of downtown, in fact it is the reason why the city received its name. It is considered a holy mount because Buddha pronounced a prophecy about the city when he visited it.
It is an excellent place for the tourist to watch the sunset or the sunrise, so it can be considered like a natural watch-tower, because it offers a beautiful view and you can overlook the city, since its summit is at 230 meters above the plain.
Shwe In Bin Kyaung
This is another place that many tourists like to visit, and it is an attractive monastery that has survived through years, since it was constructed in 1895.
Not only is a beautiful place, but is also very artistically constructed since you can see impressive woodcarvings and another works of art that are remarkable, so it can offer a spectacular view.
It is a great place to visit if you want to feel in peace and relaxed. This monastery is very interesting if you are interested in Buddhism.
Mandalay Palace it is a magnificent place that was constructed between 1857 and 1859 and it is the last royal palace of the Burmese’s monarchy. It was recently reconstructed and it offers a great panoramic view due to its spirals and its structure.
It is located in the heart of the city and it is built of teakwood and it has very beautiful details in gold and vermilion.
You can climb the watch tower so you can have a beautiful general view.
U Bein Bridge
This is a natural place you can visit in Mandalay where you can see a beautiful view during sunset and also take some special photographs.
It is the longest teak footbridge with 1.2 kilometers length, and it is constructed across the Taungthaman Lake.
The best moment to visit this place is after the summer rains due to the lake gets higher and the vegetable gardens look better.
If you want to see something special you should visit this place during sunrise, where you can see many monks and villagers.