This major gateway in Northern Myanmar is worth at least a day tour to see the Mandalay Fort, the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy.
And, some of the country’s most sacred Buddhist sites including the Mahamuni Buddha Temple and Mandalay Hill.
Extend your visit with a nice excursion to the four ancient cities of Mingun, Sagaing, Amarapura, and Innwa.
U Min Thonze Pagoda, Sagaing, Greater Mandalay, Myanmar
Golden Buddha in Maha Myat Muni Paya (pagoda), Mandalay, Myanmar
Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, Innwa, Greater Mandalay, Myanmar
Local rowing a boat beside Ubein Bridge in Amarapura, Greater Mandalay, Myanmar
Mandalay Royal Palace and Mandalay Hill in Myanmar
Mandalay Royal Palace, in Mandalay, Myanmar
Mandalay to Mingun Ferry, Greater Mandalay, Myanmar
Kaung Mu Taw Pagoda in Sagaing, Greater Mandalay, Myanmar
Overlooking Mandalay city center at sunset, from Mandalay Hill, in Mandalay, Myanmar
Pro trip — Book your stay as soon as you know you’re traveling to get ahead of fully-booked rooms.