Mandalay

 

Age: founded in 1857 AD
Area: 118.4 km²
Population: 6.166 million
Location: Latitude: 21.9588° N, 96.0891° E
Temperature: Min 18 'C - Max 37 'C

 Mandalay

 

 

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Nga Yant Min Cave & Yankin Hill

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The Yankin Hill is located in the east of Mandalay. Yankin Hill meaning “away from danger”, shows harmony and tranquility of Mandalay. Nga Yant Min Cave is situated at Yankin Hill, about 5 miles (8km) east of Mandalay and 884ft (269m) above the sea level.
 

Setkyathiha Pagoda

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A short distance south-west of the Zegyo Market on 85th St, this pagoda rises from an elevated masonry platform. It was badly damaged during World War II, but was subsequently repaired. Its main point of interest is the five-metre-high seated Buddha image cast in bronze by King Bagyidaw in Inwa in 1823 just before the First Anglo-Burmese War broke out.
 

Mandalay

History of Mandalay
Mandalay, as the center of Myanmar culture, was outstanding in the past, it holds the stage now; and it will continue to be a place of pride in the future. It is situated about 600 kilometers north of Yangon on the Ayeyarwaddy river, is, with about half a Million inhabitants Myanmar's second largest city.
 

Wood Carving Workshop

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In Mandalay area, wood carving workshops produce many different figures from wood; they not only religious items such as Buddha images but also other items, such as figures and curving of ornamental and decorative flowers. The workshops are near the Mahamuni Pagoda and in Tampawaddy.
 

Mandalay Hill

The Mandalay Hill is situated to the north-east corner of the Mandalay Royal Palace. It lies from north to south, its altitude being 236.5m above sea level and its height going up to 167.64m.
 

Kandawgyi Lake of Mandalay & Pyi Gyi Mon Royal Barge

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It was formerly known as the Tet Thay In. It is situated in west Than Lyet Maw, Chan Mya Thazi Township. It covers 322.43 hectares. It is 3657.6m long from north to south and 975.36m from east to west.
 

Mandalay Region

info Mandalay Region falls in the Dry Zone of Central Mandalay bordering Bago Region on the south, Magway Region on the west, Sagaing Region on the north and Shan State on the east. Its area is 14,295 square miles and its capital is Mandalay City.    
 

Shwesayan Pagoda

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Shwesayan Pagoda is located on the Mandalay- Lashio Highway road. It was built by Queen Saw Mon Hla of Bagan. This pagoda is built in mountainous area, but it has a historical value depicting King Anawrahta of Bagan.
 

Eindawya Pagoda

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info The beautifully proportioned pagoda at Eindawya Paya stands west of Zegyo Market. It is covered in goldleaf and makes a fine, shimmering sight on a sunny day. The pagoda was built by King Pagan Min in 1847, on the site of the palace where he lived before he ascended the throne - which at that time was still at Amarapura. 
 

Bronze Casting Workshop

 
Bronze Casting can be studied at a place called Tampawadi between Mandalay and Amarapura. Buddha images, bells, gongs, tri gongs, and other figures such as images of the nat (spirit) and of famous persons are cast here. 
 

Atumashi Monastery

info King Mindon (1852-1872) founded a new capital on 16 June 1858. In founding the new capital, he established seven monuments simultaneously. They were the following:
 

Stone Carving Workshop

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The marble carving workshop is near Mahamuni Pagoda. Marble are from the Sagin quarry about 35 miles (56km) north of Mandalay. Many religious items, mainly Buddha images and stone slabs for inscription, are produced. Other figures such as images of other religions, animal figures are also made by order.
 

Yandanarbo Pot Making Village

Yandabo is a village on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River in Mandalay Region. It is famous for an Anglo- Myanmar peace treaty that was signed in 1826. It is also a well known place for making pots such as the ones seen in this picture. One person can make 30 to 50 such pots per day which are used for water or food storage. 
 

Tapestry Workshop

Throughout Myanmar, Mandalay Shwe-gyi-do Quarter is the best place for embroidery and appliqué work. Materials used in embroidery and appliqué workers include, golden silvery thread, sequins (plastic metal) velvet, satin, colored cloth, paper produced in Shan State and glue from sticky rice. In making an embroidery cloth or a tapestry, the cloth has to stretch on a wooden frame, about one foot high above the ground and embroider on it later.
 

Maha Myat Muni Pagoda

info It is the most revered Buddha image in Mandalay. It is also known as the Maha Myat Muni, or Phaya Gyi. It is the most ancient Buddha image in Myanmar. It was cast in the life-span of Lord Buddha in the seated posture of relaxed deportment, namely Bumi Phasa Mudras, symbolic of His Conquest of Mara. 
 

Deedote Waterfall

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info There are certain natural phenomena to which humans are irresistibly drawn: Everyone loves a vivid sunset, and who doesn't enjoy bathing in starlight during a fierce meteor shower? Likewise, some geological features are magnets for seekers of beauty and relaxation - among them are beaches, mountain peaks and, perhaps most magical of all, waterfalls.
 

General Information of Mandalay

info Founded at 1857
Founded by King Mindon 
 

Mandalay Palace

info The Mandalay Hill is situated to the north-east corner of the Mandalay Royal Palace. It lies from north to south, its altitude being 236.5m above sea level and its height going up to 167.64m.
 

Getting Around in Mandalay

                                                                                                                                                           
 

Mandalay Information

History of Mandalay
 
Mandalay, as the center of Myanmar culture, was outstanding in the past, it holds the stage now; and it will continue to
be a place of pride in the future. It is situated about 600 kilometers north of Yangon on the Ayeyarwaddy river, is, with
about half a Million inhabitants Myanmar's second largest city.
 

Gold Leaf Making Industry

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Mandalay is the only place to find Gold Leaf making industry. Total of 2000 very thin gold leaves can be obtained from a tickle of 24 karat pure gold after seven hours of pounding in many different steps during the process. This is the industry not being able to replace with modern machine and tourists have very good interest to this industry.