Mandalay Attractions

Top Things to Do in Mandalay, Myanmar

Things to Do in Mandalay

Top Attractions in Mandalay

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What travellers are saying

  • Louise C
    Dublin, Ireland141 contributions
    Absolutely beautiful would recommend on your trip to Mandalay. Try to go when less tourists are present. Something you would rarely see anywhere else
    Written 28 September 2020
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  • Chodzi
    Hua Hin, Thailand114 contributions
    We cheated and got a taxi to the top of the hill, and walked down. It would have been a long hard climb up all the steps to the top. Great views from the top, especially of the river. We were there in time for sunset & were pleasantly surprised at how uncrowded it was. We did walk down & there is so much to see, plenty of interest at each level so if you did walk up it would be easy to take a break at each level. .
    Written 2 May 2020
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  • Sunflower
    Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar25 contributions
    I'd say it is a must-see attraction if you visit Mandalay. Most visitors go and pray in the early morning, so crowded with people. Only the men are allowed to put gold papers to the Buddha image and in the morning, the monks and some men always do cleaning the face of the Buddha. Moreover, one local man told me that the face of the Buddha image is becoming bigger and bigger as same ratio as the body that becomes bigger by putting gold papers everyday. (But not so sure about that, have to look the relevant book or website carefully). There are also many stalls that you can buy souvenirs in Mandalay.
    Written 12 August 2021
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  • Suresh
    18 contributions
    A heritage site with 729 small pagodas surrounding a Big Pagoda. inscriptions on white marble placed in each pagoda. historically and spiritually important place with the worlds largest book.. see it to believe. worth a few pictures.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Lynn S
    Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar6 contributions
    By far, the most amazing experience while in Mandalay. I laughed and laughed at these marvelously, talented, puppeteers and their funny shows. I will definitely go back. It's a great way to end an evening after dinner or after site-seeing all day. Cool and very comfortable! Thank you so much for opening especially for us! So gracious!
    Written 15 August 2020
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  • Suresh
    18 contributions
    An imposing fort with a moat. closed for visitors. but cant stop yourself from halting and taking in a view of the fort and the moat. with the Mandalay hill in the backdrop, an ideal place for a few photographs. The moat is clean and well maintained and the area also is maintained well with manicured grass, can plan a picnic if you have time.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Santosh1959
    Hyderabad, India178 contributions
    The Maha Myat Muni Pagoda - Mahamuni Buddha temple is very impressive. It is coated with gold leaf. The Idol of Buddha is also gold coated. Women are not allowed into the last cauldron before the idol.
    Written 31 January 2020
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  • Cherry
    Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
    Bagaya Monastery was built by King Bagyidaw in 1834. It was donated to Vermae venerable monk by King Bagyidaw. They dig about 9 feet in the ground and put sand as first layer and stone slab as second layer and then erected the teak pillars. So, it can stand the earthquake. It is one of the finest architecture style in Ava.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • Emma G
    Telford, UK637 contributions
    We asked our guide to go here on our first day. You will not be hassled at all by anyone as they are selling to brokers, so you can wander round. We payed the extra kyat to go into the inner market it was only 2,500 kyat a person and worth it to see the tightly packed area with some many sellers, some with just jade cuts, other with jewellery already made. A really interesting experience
    Written 3 December 2019
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  • Louise C
    Dublin, Ireland141 contributions
    This place is amazing but please be careful We saw a lot of dried blood and people who had cut their feet.

    We got some great pictures here. it was amazing to see and respect and all the mini pagodas or pages within. Do not miss this in Mandalay
    Written 28 September 2020
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  • Tina
    Charlotte, NC4 contributions
    This site takes you back in times and feels like you're checking out some ruins. The size of it is amazing to see.

    Some of the sites around this area have a lot of vendors, some who keep following you to buy things which can get awkward when you're trying to check out sites and take pictures. I learned as long as you don't make eye contact or speak to them they won't follow you around. My husband and I didn't want to be rude and said hello back which had them following us around this entire site.
    Written 18 August 2020
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  • KodoDrummer
    Yekaterinburg, Russia64,088 contributions
    This all jade pagoda is also known as Kyauksein Pagoda and Werawsana Jade Pagoda. This is a modern day pagoda, constructed over the 2012 to 2015 period. It was built from over 11,000 tons of stone.
    Written 4 May 2020
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  • Rosario_it
    Belgium1,826 contributions
    This site is quite large and there is a nice courtyard.
    At the heart of the complex there is a huge Buddha which is said being carved from a single block of marble.
    Written 23 November 2018
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  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, UK5,251 contributions
    Most of the talk about a visit to Innwa area is Bagaya monastery, I found this one much more impressive. It looks abandoned and unloved, no attempt at cleaning it or the grounds, but that doesn't detract from the fact it is a very impressive building. Also there are good views from the upper levels of the surrounding countryside.
    Written 10 February 2020
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  • Cherry
    Mandalay, Myanmar29 contributions
    Shwe In Bin Monastery was one of the monasteries that escaped from the World War (2) destruction. It was built in 1895. A Chinese merchant, U Set Shwin, donated it. It is a typical monastery which has Myanmar architectural features. Four major rooms can be seen in this monastery. They are Zeytawun saung (the room for keeping Buddha image), Sa-Nu saung (the sleeping chamber of monks), Saung-Ma-Gyi (Prayer Hall) and Baw-Ga saung (the store room).
    Written 16 March 2020
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