Mandalay Moments: A City Guide

Mandalay Moments: A City Guide, Mandalay, Myanmar (B)

Following the path so brilliantly displayed by Rudyard Kipling in his poem ‘Mandalay’ we made our way to the same-named town. Mandalay is a city located in northern Myanmar (Burma), situated along the Irrawaddy River. It was the country’s last independent royal capital and is considered to be one of the cultural centers of Myanmar. Although mainly used as a transport hub for travellers it still offers quite a few sights to see and visit. Due to its history of British invasions and Japanase occupation the city was partly destroyed and now rebuilt by a diverse group of mainly Chinese and Indian immigrants who moved to Mandalay after the country’s independence in 1948. There is a strong ethnic diversity and this is reflected in the city’s architecture and urban culture.

Mandalay is still building-up its touristic infrastructure and more hotels, hostels and guesthouses are being constructed as we speak. In general most of the budget accomodations can be found in the western part of the city located just around the area of the palace moat. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Mandalay Moments: A City Guide
Guide Location: Myanmar » Mandalay
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Julian Schönfelder
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Royal Guesthouse
  • U Bein Bridge
  • Taung Mingi Pagoda
  • Sutaungpyei Pagoda
  • Mandalay Palace