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.
70 km west of Taunggyi, 410 km from about 1,200 Kyats per head. Yangon. 1,400 metres above sea-level. Kalaw is a beautiful hill station surrounded by pine trees.Read More
Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda was built on the Kyaikhtiyoe Hill. It is perches one the edge of Paunglaung Mountain Range, part of the Eastern Yoma, in Kyaikhto Township, Mon state.Read More