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Mandalay - the last Royal City of the Birmans

Mandaly's Pannorama


In the morning a 30-minute "jump in the air" to Mandalay. Here reigned the kings of the Konbaung-dynasty, before they capitulated in the second half of the last century to the British. Immediately after arrival begins the all-day sight seeing: You will visit the teakwood golden monastery Shwe Nandaw, the only still existing building from the formerly more than 100 buildings. These once used to be the palace areas of the Konbaung kings, a complex, which was rightly later categorized as one of the world wonders - and which burnt down in the Second World War. 

You will walk further to the Kuthodaw pagoda. This is also known as the "biggest book on earth" because of its 729 marble slabs, which contain the whole Buddhist canon of the 5. Buddhist council. The size of the marble Buddha seems unbelievable. If you are still fit, you will "conquer" the Mandalay hill and from the top can enjoy the panoramic view of the town. In the afternoon you will visit the Mahamuni-temple with its famous Arakan (Mahamuni)-Buddha made of pure gold and can rummage around in the shops near the temple for old and new treasures. 

After a short drive you will reach Amarapura with its temples and pagodas (the Sanskrit name means "beautiful town"); there you cross U Bwin, the longest teak wood bridge in the world. 

The city wall

Food distribution at a temple in Amarapura

The world largest teak wood bridge

In time for sunset a drive leads you to the former meditation centre Sagaing with its many pagodas; from you hill pagoda you will experience the sunset. In darkness return to Mandalay. Overnight-stay. 



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