Mandalay

Mandalay, as the center of Myanmar culture, was outstanding in the past, it holds the stage now; and it will continue to be a place of pride in the future. It is situated about 600 kilometers north of Yangon on the Ayeyarwaddyriver, is, with about half a Million inhabitants Myanmar’s second largest city. 

Mandalay is the historical old capital, a capital of Myanmar culture, Buddhist Sasana and Myanmar traditional arts and crafts, with the life span of one hundred and forty two years, a city which abounds in historical sites, cultural memorials and Buddhist edifices. Accordingly, it is the richest historical landmark next to Bagan.
Mandalay is best known not only for it’s rich traditional, cultural and spiritual splendor but also exquisite handicraft such as hand-woven embroidery in silk and cotton, the incredible process of making gold leaves, wood and stone carving and bronze casting etc. Mandalay Hill, Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, Maha Muni Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda (The World’s Biggest Book), Atumashi Monastery and small town around the Mandalay such as Amarapura, Inwa, Sagaing, Mingun were the interesting places.