Mandalay is the second largest city after Yangon and the last captial of Myanmar’s monarchy. It is located at 668km north from Yangon. The city was founded in 1857 by King Mindon. Mandalay is well konwn as the centre of Myanmar cutlure and famous for the wonderful Mandalay Royal Palace surrounding by the findly built Palace Walls and wooden pavilions city gates and its assocaiation with royal moat.
There are many places of interest in Mandalay such as the glories Mahamuni Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda known as the world’s Biggest Book for its stone slabs off Buddhist scriptures and Mandalay Hill, avantage point for panoramic view of city. Other Tour highlights are traditional silk weaving & gold leaves making; Shwenandaw Monastery noted for its exquisite wood carvings; Kyauktawgyi Pagoda a large Budda Image carved of a single block of marble.
The capital at Shan State. About 454 miles from Yangon. A hill station, over 1,430 meter above sea-level. By car all the way in 16 hours. By train up to Nyaung Shwe and thence to Taunggyi by car.Read More
Chaung-tha Beach - only 246 km from Yangon is the nearest beach resort located in the Ayeyawady Division. Along the 5-hour drive to the beach, one can feast one's eyes the vast stretches of lush green paddy field.Read More