Traveling in 2022: Mandalay city

Mandalay is Burma’s second largest city (with one million inhabitants). Mandalay is located in the central plains of the country, on the banks of the Irrawaddy river. It was founded in 1857, and was the last royal capital in the 19th century.
Mandalay is famous for silk weaving, mat making, jade cutting (the best in the world), marble statue making, clock making and the execive use of bicycles and motorbikes.

Image source: flickr / Greg Walters
Transportation to Mandalay. ( Image source: flickr /Axel Drainville )
Mandalay Hill and Mandalay Palace. ( Image source: flickr / Clay Gilliland )
The unfinished stupa in Mingun, north of Mandalay. It was supposed to be the biggest stupa in the world. King Bodawpaya started building it in the late 18th century but it cracked during construction. This was considered a bad omen, so it was left unfinished. ( Image source: ru.wikipedia )
Kuthodaw Pagoda (a Buddhist architectural structure) in Mandalay ( Image source: es.wikipedia / Gerd Eichmann )
Taung Tha Man lake ( Image source: flickr / Allan Harris )
Mandalay Royal Palace (built in 1857, it occupies almost half of the surface of the city with the Nandawun park) ( Image soure: )

Image of title: Irrawaddy River from Mandalay , source: flickr / Dan Lundberg

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