Mandalay is one of the best charm city tour in burma you should travel when you come this country. Like tremendous things, you should do include: eating street foods, adventure attractive sites, explore featured traditions, etc. To build a “to do list Burma” is a ought to not miss any interesting things on your tour. Let’s see some fantastic “candidates” for your list.
1. Relax the street food of Mandalay
The best way to find out Mandalay street foods is going on two wheels that you may stop wherever you like. I love to wandering around and stop whenever I find some things catch my eyes. One of the best things about Burma’s cuisine is that after enjoying the food, you will enjoy a free tea, Mandalay’s mouth-watering dishes that will make you unforgettable during your trip. It be able to be a grand waste if you don’t put this activity on your “to do list Burma”
2. Uncover Amarapura and U Bein Bridge
Amarapura used to be the capital of myanmar in the past in burma adventure map. Today, the old capital is best renowned its silk products, Maha Gandhayon Kyaung Monastery and U Bein – the longest teakwood bridge in the world.
Wishing to find the sunset on the U Bein bridge, I came to this bridge in the afternoon. But unluckily, it rained heavily; the sky is too gray to find the sunset and no one came to this bridge in that bad weather. However, this is probably the moment you are not easy to find, so I decided to go over the bridge, and it was a really good-hearted experience.
Back in Amarapura, my stop was Maha Gandhayon Kyaung Monastery. At about 10 am every day, numerous young monks from Maha Gandhayon Kyaung monastery stand in line to beg for alms. This activity was seen in Luang Prabang, Laos. However, each place gives me different emotions. If you are still wondering “what to do in Myanmar”, you should give this destination a try.
3. Relax the view from Sagaing Hill
Sagaing is the outer part of Mandalay; you must cross the Ayeyarwady River to come there. Sagaing is especially famous for its hill called Sagaing Hill – one of the main Buddhist centers in burma, which houses over 600 monasteries and towers, and 6,000 monks and nuns. It is one of the most well known sites that put on “to do list Burma” of tremendous tourists.
On the way to the top of the hill, you must overcome numerous small stupas and also take quite long time as the burma go to guide. However, when you go to the top, you will take a fantastic sight down below.
4. Bring a boat trip to get to Inwa
Inwa, along with Amarapura and Sagaing are the three oldest cities in myanmar AKA the best places to go to in burma. You ought to sail from the banks of the Ayeyarwady River to get there. The road through the river is quite rough, so most tourists visit by carriage. Just like most other ancient cities of burma, you will be attracted by the majestic temples, with featured architecture and captivating sight here.
5. Visiting Mingun ancient village
The last but not least fancy site in “to do list Burma” is Mingun ancient village. It is about 11km from Mandalay, you can get there by street but most of you go to by river. Ferries to Mingun each day only one trip, departing 8h30 and return at 13h for a fare of 4,500 kyat/person (about 2 USD). If you want more flexible time, you could rent a personal ferry for about $ 30.
It is the best places to see in burma, as it houses many of Burma’s most important historical monuments, most notably the Mingun Pahtodawgyi ruins built of red brick which if completed will be the largest brick Buddhist architecture in the world with a planned height of 150m. It was started building between 1790 and 1797 under King Bodawpaya, but due to economic weakness, this fantastic work was halted and was left unfinished after the king’s death in 1813.