Best Things to Do in Mandalay in Three Days, Myanmar
Hi guys, I’m Péricles Rosa. Today I’m going to show you how to get the best out of three days in Mandalay.
One of the best things to do in Mandalay is to explore the city by bike. Mandalay is a flat city and its streets are laid out in a grid, so it’s almost impossible to get lost.
On a bike, you can get a better sense of the city and visit some of the most important points of interest.
I went to Maharani Buddha temple. To enter the temple, you have to take your shoes off and cover your knees, so I had to wear a longyi, a kind of skirt that is very popular in Myanmar.
This temple is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the country.
The Buddha statue, the most revered in Myanmar, is 3.8m tall and weighs 6.5 tons. To pay their respects, male devotees regularly apply gold leaf to the statue.
In the temple complex, there are also six large bronze Khmer statues, taken from Angkor Wat in Cambodia. You should put Maharani Buddha Temple on your things to do in Mandalay list.
After leaving the Mahamuni temple, I went to the stone-carving district along Sagaing-Mandalay Road.
It was fascinating to see the skilled craftsmen and –women using electrical tools to carve and sculpt the marble into beautifully delicate Buddha statues, before polishing and painting them. Visiting the stone-carving district is definitely one of the best things to do in Mandalay.
Another advantage of exploring by bike is discovering places or things you’d never imagined.This tower is part of Ma Soe Yein, the biggest monastery in Mandalay.
On to another monastery, this time the Shwenandan monastery, built in 1878 out of teak wood in the traditional Burmese style.
This was my favourite point of interest in Mandalay – the elaborate, intricate and very detailed carving work is awe-inspiring!
At the end of the afternoon, the best place to be in the city is Mandalay Hill. You can see for miles and the sunset is stunning. Watching the sunset in Mandalay Hill is one of the top things to do in Mandalay.
To finish a long first day, I visited Kyauk Tan Gyi, a pagoda that is colourfully lit up at night and has one of the biggest marble Buddha statues in the whole of Myanmar.
On my second day, I started off by hiring a motor taxi to take me to Amarapura, a township on the outskirts of Mandalay. There, at the Mahagandhayon Monastery, I witnessed the monks’ lunchtime ritual – a spectacular sight, with a thousand monks in burgundy robes lining up to collect their food donations.
To get to Sagging, my next destination, I took a bus but I was not prepared for what turned up! Holding on to the back of an overloaded truck was a bit uncomfortable and probably dangerous but I had a lot of fun.
Upon arrival, I visited the Kaunghmudan pagoda, a large temple on the outskirts of the town, before hitchhiking to Sagaing Hill.
My first stop was the U Min Thonze pagoda. This pagoda is stunningly colourful.
I visited some other points of interest in Sagaing. The city is famous for the hundreds of white pagodas, gold stupas and numerous monasteries that dot its hilly landscape.
Last stop in Sagging was the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda.
In Mandalay, I visited a gold leaf workshop on the spur of the moment, where I saw the entire gold leaf making process. 12g of solid gold from the north of Mandalay and some bamboo paper are put in layers into a box made from deer leather. The box is then beaten until the gold is 0.0003mm thick and the gold leaf is formed.
On my last day in Mandalay, I took yet another form of transport, this time a ferry, to Mingun, about 11km away.
The principal tourist attraction is Mingun Pahtodangyi, a monumental unfinished pagoda.
Not far from the pagoda is the Mingun bell.
Nearby is the Hsinbyome pagoda, which is built in a very different style from all the other pagodas in Myanmar. I loved this very striking and distinctive pagoda! Taking a tour to Mingun is one of the top things to do in Mandalay area.
Time to go back to Mandalay and visit one of the most popular points of interest and historically important sites in the city, Mandalay Palace.
Very close to the palace is Sandamuni Paya, with its 1774 white stupas surrounding a central gilded pagoda. In front of Sandamuni is the Kuthodaw pagoda, built in a very similar style, where you can walk in between the stupas. Kuthodaw is very picturesque and undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Mandalay.
Then I went to Amarapura again, this time to watch the sunset over the U Bein bridge.
To finish my three days in Mandalay, I attended the world-famous Moustache Brothers’ show. Watching the Moustache Brothers’ show is definitely a memorable way to end your trip to Mandalay.
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양곤중심가에서 북쪽으로 가는 길. 멀리 양곤의 상징, 쉐다곤 파고다가 보인다.‘쉐’는 황금, ‘다곤’은 양곤의 옛 이름, 즉 쉐다곤은 황금의 도시라는 뜻이다. 미얀마의 모든 사원에서는 신발은 물론 양말까지 모두 벗어야 한다. 그래서 신발을 보관해 주는 곳이 따로 있다. 둘레 426m에 높이는 약 100m인 쉐다곤 파고다. 크고 작은 64개의 불탑과 불탑을 중심으로 흩어져 있는 80여 개의 건물은 그 크기와 웅장함이 압도적이다. 그래서 세계 불자들의 성지순례지자 외국인들의 인기 여행지로 세계 각국의 사람들이 이곳을 많이 찾나 보다. 황금으로 장식된 불탑과 불상들은 그 황금 무게만 총 54톤에 이른다고 한다. 1900년대부터 많은 불교도가 기부한 금판이 황금사원을 만들어 가는 것이다. 그리고 불탑 꼭대기엔 다이아몬드를 포함해 총 8,000여 개의 보석이 박혀있단다. 화려하게 장식된 파고다 내부엔 부처님의 머리카락과 사리가 안치돼있다고 한다. 매일 이곳에선 기도하는 사람을 볼 수 있다. 일반적으로 미얀마 사람들은 양초를 켜놓거나 꽃을 바치고 물을 뿌리며 기도하는데 자신이 태어난 요일에 맞는 불상 앞에서 기도를 드린다. 그래야 소원이 잘 이루어진다고 한다. 그리고 결혼해 임신을 원하는 여성들이 찾는 불상도 있다. 일명 ‘성공의 땅’이라고 불리는 이곳은 수많은 사원 중 가장 많은 사람들이 모인다. 이곳에서 기도하면 소원을 성취하거나 성공할 확률이 제일 높기 때문이란다. 사람들은 무엇을 소원했을까? 그들이 소망한 간절한 기도가 이뤄지길 바라본다.
[English: Google Translator]
The way to the north of the center of Yangon. Away symbol of Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda looks. 'Porsche' is golden, Dagon is the old name for Yangon, Shwedagon That is the city of the golden mean. In all the temples of Myanmar should take off both shoes as well as socks up. So where are the shoes that will keep aside. Around the Shwedagon Pagoda height of about 100m to 426m. 64 large and small pagoda and more than 80 buildings scattered around the pagoda is its overwhelming size and grandeur. So, drew Buddhists pilgrims from around the world than the people of the world as a popular destination for foreigners do I find a lot here. Golden pagoda and Buddha statues are decorated in gold weight, only that it yireundago a total of 54 tonnes. Since 1900, the plates donated by many Buddhists will go to create the Golden Temple. And pagoda atop a total of 8,000 yen ... an embedded jewels, including diamonds. And that gorgeously decorated pagoda inside yen gotta settle the Buddha's hair and sari. You can see the person who prays every day In here. In general, Myanmar is a place people lit candles to pray to dedicate flowers sprinkled water taps to pray in front of statues meet the day he was born. So that the wishes and well done. And there are statues of women want to marry a pregnant finding. Known as 'the land of success' called the most people gathered here a number of temples. When you pray in this place, or the probability of achieving the desire to succeed, because most high yiranda. People would wish to do? They overlook the desired fervent prayer yirwojigil.
■클립명: 아시아026-미얀마02-02 쉐다곤 파고다, 소원을 들어주는 ‘성공의 땅’/Shwedagon Pagoda/Golden City/Land of success/Pilgrimage
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■촬영일자: 2012년 6월 June
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Touring Sagaing Hill / စစ်ကိုင်းမြို့ (Three Cities Tour)
Sagaing Hill / စစ်ကိုင်းမြို့ has numerous pagodas and monasteries crowding hills along a ridge running parallel to the Irrawaddy River. Sagaing was the capital of Sagaing Kingdom (1315–1364), one of the minor kingdoms that rose up after the fall of Pagan dynasty, where one of Thihathu's sons, Athinkhaya, established himself. During the Ava period (1364–1555), the city was the common fief of the crown prince or senior princes. The city briefly became the royal capital between 1760 and 1763 in the reign of King Naungdawgyi.
The Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda / ဆွမ်းဦးပုညရှင်ဘုရား is located on the top of the Sagaing Hill and is one of the hill's oldest temples. The pagoda is connected by a set of covered staircases that run up the 240 meter hill.
U Min Thonze Caves or literally '30 Caves' is famed for its crescent-shaped colonnade of 45 Buddha images.
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Days 1-2 Fly to Rangoon
Fly overnight to the vibrant city of Rangoon. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3 Discover Rangoon
Head downtown to the Central Post Office from where we will begin our tour. Encompassing the colonial highlights and more traditional architecture, stroll Strand Road and Pansodan Street. Visit the National Museum before exploring the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda whose huge golden stupa dominates the city's skyline. The apex of the stupa is studded with hundreds of priceless gems that glint in the sunshine. This is Burma’s most sacred Buddhist site and is purported to have four relics of former Buddhas enshrined within.
Day 4 Shwezigon Pagoda
Fly to Bagan. Burma's central plains have played host to many old kingdoms, each contributing temples and pagodas to the thousands that still dot the area today. Upon arrival, visit Nyaung U Market and Shwezigon Pagoda, where a replica of Buddha’s tooth is enshrined. Later visit Htilominlo Pagoda, Ananda Temple and see craftsmen at work at a lacquerware workshop. Enjoy a spectacular sunset from the summit of the 12-storey Aureum Watch Tower, which gives incredible views of the temples and plain.
Day 5 Mt Popa
Travel to Mt Popa, an extinct volcano, and visit Taung Kalat, the breathtaking Buddhist Monastery perched on its summit. Stop at a toddy palm plantation before taking a boat trip on the Irrawaddy River to view the sunset. Mt Popa is the spiritual home of 37 nats, or animist spirits and you'll see many locals who have come here to worship them. Return to Bagan.
Day 6 Mingun and Ava
Fly to Mandalay and start exploring. Transfer to Mahamuni Pagoda, the Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda. Next set sail up the Irrawaddy River to Mingun to visit one of the world’s largest bells; Hsinbyume Paya; and the imposing Mingun Pagoda, a red brick structure that would have been the world’s largest pagoda if it had been completed. Visit a silk workshop and a Kalaga tapestries workshop before finishing the day on Mandalay Hill.
Day 7 Amarapura and Mandalay
Drive to Amarapura and visit Mahagandayon Monastery, a place of monastic study and home to several thousand young monks. Later, travel to the Sagaing Hills, where you’ll find its forested slopes crowded with temples and pagodas. Continue to the Tha Kya Di Kya nunnery before proceeding to the U Bein Bridge for a sunset boat ride, the best way to really appreciate the world's longest teak bridge.
Day 8 Inle Lake
Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake via Shwe Yan Pyay monastery. The lake is best known for the extraordinary ‘Intha’ people, who live on and around the water, and are renowned for their unique rowing technique. Out on the lake, see the floating gardens before visiting Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Monastery and Inpawkhon weaving village on the lake's banks.
Day 9 Indein pagodas
Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake via Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery. The lake is best known for the extraordinary ‘Intha’ people, who live on and around the water, and are renowned for their unique rowing technique. Out on the lake, see the floating gardens before visiting Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Monastery and Inpawkhon weaving village on the lake's banks.
Day 10 Rangoon night markets
Return to Heho and fly to Rangoon. On arrival, browse the famous Bogyoke market to pick up any last minute souvenirs. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a late afternoon visit to Botataung Pagoda. This evening, stroll around Chinatown and visit a temple as you go.
Day 11 Fly Rangoon to Europe
Fly back to Europe, arriving home the same or following day.
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Best Things To Do in Mandalay, Myanmar
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List of Best Things to do in Mandalay
Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book
Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple
Sanda Muni Paya
Mandalay Marionettes Theater
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MANDALAY MYANMAR | ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW | No Tourists?
Going to Myanmar?! Yea, is it even allowed? Myanmar is a place which is still visited by very few tourists and Mandalay is one of the cities that you must visit while travelling around this gorgeous Burmese paradise. In this video, we will show you what to do in Mandalay. What are the must see and top 5 locations you must go to?
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* Shweinbin Monastery
* Kuthodaw Pagoda
* U Bein Bridge
* Monastic School
* Mingun Pahtodawg
* The Garden Cafe
* The Hisinbyume Pagoda
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