지금 항공편 예약

Mandalay

Mandalay – the name reverberates an aura of old majestic kingdoms, despite the fact that this fairly new city was created by King Mingdon Min of Burma in 1857. Legend has it that the city was built to fulfil Lord Buddha's prophecy for it to be a metropolis of Buddhism. While much of its old grandeur has diminished since the World War II, plenty of Buddhist heritages still enjoy their well-preserved existence here, which explains why the majority of monks in Myanmar reside here.

Top 5 Must Do's

Mahamuni Buddha Temple

Mahamuni Buddha Temple

Constructed after Buddha's visit to Dhanyawadi City of Arakan in 554 BC, it is one of the most cherished Buddhist temples in the world, as it is home to the Mahamuni image (also known as The Great Sage). According to the local folklore, once the image was casted, Buddha himself breathed upon it, and thereafter the image became the exact likeness of the Mahamuni.



Mandalay Hill

Mandalay Hill

An iconic landmark of the city from which it got its name, Mandalay Hill stands tall at 230 metres above ground, with spectacular views of the nearby stupas, Ayeyarwady River, and a stunning panorama of the city. You can choose whether to climb 1729 steps of covered stairway, take the escalator or a motor vehicle to the top, where there are temples, a monastery, as well as a hall where the Peshawar Relic (the three fragments of bone of Buddha) is put on display.



Kuthodaw Pagoda

Kuthodaw Pagoda

More than just your usual pagoda, this creation of King Mingdon has 729 marble slabs inscribed with texts of Tripitaka, a collection of scriptures in the Theravada Buddhism tradition. In addition to that, you can find the world's largest book – with 730 leaves and 1460 pages upon stone tablets, housed in small Sinhalese relic caskets or shrines around the central golden pagoda.



Amarapura

Amarapura

Just down south from the city centre is the township of Amarapura which has a colourful history of its own. Here you can visit the U Bein Bridge—a 1.2km wooden foot bridge which is the world's longest teak bridge, Kyawtawgi Paya—a stupa built by King Pagan in 1847, and Amarapura Palace ruins which contain the tombs of King Bodawpaya and King Bagyidaw as well as part of the old canal. You can also find Buddha's Sacred Replica Tooth Relic Pagoda here.



Mandalay Marionettes Theatre

Mandalay Marionettes Theatre

A colourful and entertaining cultural show which consists of three different parts—introduction to Myanmar traditional dance and music, Myanmar puppet show, Buddha and/or Ramayana's story—the theatre offers an interesting insights into the local arts and cultural scene.


To and from airport

Transportation To Duration Fare
Taxi City centre 1 hour Around MMK 21000
Shuttle Bus City centre 1 hour FREE

*Read more about our FREE Shuttle Bus

Your awesome getaway awaits you right here!

Book now
 
Quick Facts

Currency
Myanmar Kyat (MMK)

Electricity
230-240 Volt

Language
Burmese, English

Time zone
UTC +6:30

Tel code
+95 2

Religion
Buddhism

Want to read more? Download




FREE Discover Indochina & Myanmar Travel Guide
now!

Weather

MAY - OCT

Wet Season
27°C - 37°C
Your raincoat will be your best friend especially in September and October.


NOV - APR

Dry season
21°C - 39°C
Best time to visit is during the cool January.



에어아시아의 새로운 인터랙티브 지도로 어떻게 여행하실지 알아보세요!
여행 계획하기



Check out these other destinations!

Australia

Gold Coast
Melbourne
Sydney

Cambodia

Siem Reap

China

Changsha
Hangzhou
Kunming
Shanghai
Wuhan
Xi'An

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

India

Kochi

Indonesia

Bali
Bandung
Jakarta
Solo
Yogyakarta

Japan

Nagoya
Osaka
Tokyo

Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu
Kuala Lumpur
Kuching
Langkawi
Miri
Penang

Myanmar

Mandalay

Nepal

Kathmandu

Singapore

Singapore

South Korea

Busan

Taiwan

Taipei

Thailand

Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Krabi
Phuket
Surat Thani

Vietnam

Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City