U Bein Bridge
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All Mandalay Region: An Old Capital, Legendary Hill Attractions

Unwind on the Irrawaddy (or Ayeyarwady) River
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The Irrawaddy River is Myanmar's largest and flows the length of the country before entering the Andaman Sea.
Shwenandaw Monastery
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Part of King Mindon's royal palace, the Shwenandaw Monastery is an anomaly among the sites of worship.
Mandalay Hill
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If you are in Mandalay City, you won’t be able to miss Mandalay Hill. Rising 240 meters above the city, the hill is located to the northeast of the city center.
Mahamuni Temple
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Also known as the Mahamuni Pagoda, this Buddhist temple is located toward the southwest of Mandalay.
Kuthodaw Pagoda
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Home to the world's largest book, the Kuthodaw Pagoda is on the Southeast base of Mandalay Hill.
Mandalay Palace
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Known as the Golden Palace, the compound took four years to build, starting in 1857, and was constructed of teak and brick with liberal amounts of gold detailing.
Myoe Daung Monastery
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The Myoe Daung Monastery is best known for its numerous wood carvings, which mainly are from the Kon-buang period (mid-late 19th century).
Bagan Archaeological Museum
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Opened in 1904, the Bagan Archaeological Museum is located in north Bagan near the Gawdawt Palin Pagoda.
Mount Popa
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Located 50km outside of Bagan is Mount Popa in Kyaukadaung Township. Most visitors will hire a car or take a taxi as the journey can take more than an hour.
U Bein’s Bridge
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U Bein’s bridge is a teak structure (said to be the world's longest made of teak) that reaches almost 1,200 meters across the Taungthaman Lake.
Shwezigon Pagoda
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The famous Shwezigon Pagoda is located just over 6 km northeast of the city of Bagan.
Hidden Gems: Hsipaw
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Hsipaw (or Thibaw in the Shan language) is a town lying in the heart of the Shan Province of Myanmar.
Moustache Brothers Enjoy New Freedom
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The Moustache Brothers are a comedy trio whose chaotic act of humor, traditional dance and political satire has made them globally famous.
Mintha Theater
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The Mintha Theater gives nightly performances, showcasing the bewitching range of traditional dances of Myanmar (Burma). It's a troupe of seven dancers accompanied by bells, drums, pipes and harp.
Can You Guess How Many Pagodas in Bagan? 2,000!
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Bagan is a beautiful ancient city located on the Eastern bank of the Irrawaddy River in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. It is home to temples dating back 1,500 years.
Bagan's Temples
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The ancient city of Bagan is a major tourist destination due to its extraordinarily high concentration of Buddhist temples and pagodas. More than 2,200 original structures are on the city's plain.
Ananda Temple (Bagan)
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Perhaps the most iconic of Bagan’s many Buddhist temples is the Ananda Temple, a vast, cruciform structure that has been dubbed the “Westminster Abbey of Burma.”
Dhammayangyi Temple (Bagan)
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The Dhammayangyi, which is the largest temple in Bagan, is admired for the intricacy of its architecture and awed for the legends that surround it.
Shewsandaw Pagoda (Bagan)
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This graceful pagoda was built by King Anawrahta in 1057. It consists of five terraces rising to an octagonal bell tower, and has become popular as a site from which to view Bagan's sea of temples.
Sulamani Guphaya Temple
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The temple’s name means “Crowning Jewel,” which may allude to the fact that it was once part of a complex of religious buildings.
Meiktila
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Meiktila is a city at the center of Myanmar (Burma). Situated on the banks of Lake Meiktila in Mandalay division, it is a place of natural beauty.
Amarapura
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Amarapura literally means “the immortal city” and is situated about 11km south of Mandalay. It is the site of the first British embassy in Myanmar (Burma).
Mandalay
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Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar (Burma) and is considered to be the center of Myanmar culture. The city was the capital of the last independent Burmese kingdom..
Pyin Oo Lwin
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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) is a hill station town situated more than 1,000 meters above sea level. It was founded during colonial times and is a place where the servants of the Raj went to escape the heat.
Mingun Pahtodawgyi and Mingun Bell
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The stupa at Mingun is a third finished but its height is still an impressive 50 meters (164 feet). It would have been imposing at the 150-meter (492-feet) height it was intended to be.