Mandalay Travel Guide

Mandalay is located in the center of Myanmar, a bit more than 600km from Yangon and close to the main sights of the country!

Mandalay has an international airport that you can easily reach from Bangkok. You can also fly there from Singapore, but the lion’s share of the inbound flights are from Bangkok.

Though Mandalay is the second biggest city in the country, it still feels like a big village. The city itself a bit chaotic, especially when you’re driving your motorcycle around: Honk your way through the hundreds of intersection and pray a little. The layout of the city was very interesting, it is essentially a massive square, with smaller squares inside. It makes it very easy to find your way around 🙂

I would personally qualify Mandalay as a ‘Hub City’.Though you do have a few must-see, Mandalay won’t be in the list of things to remember Myanmar by (except for that last night with what was probably the weirdest clubbing experience in Asia, more on that later).

Things you don’t want to miss in Mandalay:

  • Mandalay Hill
  • U Bein Bridge
  • Mandalay Palace
  • Aramapura (another former capital)

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