Mandalay Tourist Attraction!!!
1.MAHAMUNI BUDDHA IMAGE- The Mahamuni Buddha Temple is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site in Mandalay, Burma. The Mahamuni Buddha image is sacred in this temple and formerly came from Arakan and is highly recognized in Burma and central to many people's lives, as it is seen as an expression of signifying the Buddha's life.
2.KUTHODAW PAGODA- Kuthodaw Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa, located in Mandalay, Myanmar, that holds the world's largest book. It lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was constructed during the reign of King Mindon.
3. SHENANDAW MONASTERY The Shwenandaw Monastery is one of the most glorious structures in Myanmar. Discover the elegant teak carvings, gilded exteriors, and Burmese-style architecture and sophisticated wooden sculptures, which set it apart from any other monastery in the country.
4.ROYAL PLACE- The Mandalay Royal Palace was the last Royal Burmese palace before the British captured the Burmese monarchy in 1885.
5.MANDALAY HILL- History was being made that when Buddha was alive and while on his visit to Myanmar, Buddha with his disciple Ananda Climbed at Mandalay hill foreseeing that a great city would be founded at the hill.
6.GOLD MAKING- Is one of the famous culture developments in Myanmar since the ancient Myanmar monarchs. The main use of gold leaf is for offering the pagodas that are frequently done in the mandalay Maha Aung Myay Township.
7.AMARAPURA TOWN- South of Mandalay was an old capital of the Konbaung dynasty. When King Mindon moved the capital from Amarapura to Mandalay, the old Royal Palace was demolished, taken to Mandalay and modification there.
*The U Bein Bridge was built halfway the 19th century using wood of damaged buildings. The all teak wooden bridge is about 1,200 meters long and crosses. The red sun crawled over the pointed horizon, breaking blue hour and burning the dark grey mountains and silver light in a fiery gold.
*Thaungthaman Lake. Across the bridge, on the East side of the lake is the beautiful Kyauktawgyi Pagoda. This pagoda was built in 1847 and molded after the Ananda temple in Bagan. The temple houses a 5½ high marble Buddha image and contains beautiful mural paintings.
*HAND WEAVING- About 100 years ago, hand weaving started in Inpawkhon village in Inle Lake. At first, they started to weave with only cotton and a few years later, they weaved the shiny-silk and silk-clothe with silk-thread
8.INNWA- also known as Ava before, just South of Amarapura was the capital of Burma for a number of times over the course of several centuries, the first time in the 14th century. Innwa was founded in 1364 on an artificial island with the Irrawaddy River in the North and the Myitnge River to the East.
*BAGAYA MONASTERY-. Built in 1838 A.D., the entire monastery is ornamented with intricate carvings, floral arabesques, curved figurines and the reliefs of birds and animals.
*NAN MYINT TOWER- The 90-foot-high tower was the only outstanding building left on the King Bagyidaw’s Palace built in the 18th century and, in addition, it is an example of early 19th century Burmese architecture.
*ME NU OAT KYAUNG- It is also called Me Nu Oak Kyaung meaning Brick Monastery.The buildings date back to the early 19th century and as it is made of brick has outlasted much better than many other buildings.
9.PYIN OO LWIN- The colonial hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin was a summer retreat during British rule, its altitude (1070m) and relatively cool climate allowing the British ruling class to escape the alarming heat of Mandalay and lower Myanmar.
*BOTANICAL GARDEN-. Orchid Garden, Children Playground, Pagoda Island, Tea House, Souvenir Center, Cascadean Garden, Rainbow Fountain, Swamp Walkway, Rock Garden, Bamboo Garden, Croton Garden, Pine Forest, Timber Walkways, Rain Forest, Walk in Aviary and Takin Complex are other attractive places to visit in National Kandawgyi Gardens.
10 SAGAING- Around Mandalay are the remains of the ancient cities Amarapura, Sagaing, Innwa and Mingun, the first three of which were all capitals of a Burmese Kingdom. Archeological zone visiting one of the sites in Mandalay, carry this ticket around since it is legal at a number of sites around Sagaing, Amarapura and Innwa.
*SWAN OO PONNSHIN PAGODA- HSoon Oo Ponnya Shin Pagoda lies atop Nga-pha Hill. One of the 37 hilltops of Sagaing Hills. The hill look likes a frog and hence it was known as Nga-Pha Hill.
*LIMIN THONESE PAGODA
*KAUNG HIUDAW PAGODA -. This is one of the most well known among of the Sagaing stupas, with its large whitewashed structure and large arenas. The dome rises 151 feet and was sculpted after the Great Stupa in Sri Lanka. Around the base of the Zedi are 812 stone pillars.
*PAHTODAWGYI-Mingun Pahtodawgyi lies in Mingun. Sagaing Division. It is one of the famous monuments in the world. It was one of the big fours built by King Bodawpaya around the place. It was built on the fifth waxing day of Tabodwe of 1152 ME around 1791.
*MINGLIN BELL The Mingun Pahtodawgyi is a nice pile of bricks unquestionably and holds the record for being the biggest pile of bricks in the world. Anticipated to be a 500-foot high stupa, a mound housing Buddhist relics, the Pahtodawgyi relics unfinished to this day but is still an awe-inspiring structure.
*MYATHEINDEN PAGODA- Built by King Bagyidaw in 1816. Three years before he succeeded Bodawpaya as king. The pagoda was built in memory of his senior wife the Hsinbyume princess.
12.MONYWA- The name Monywa comes from "Mon" meaning "cake or snack food" and "Ywa" which is the Myanmar word for township. There is a myth, which says that in the old days a Myanmar king fell in love with a seller of cakes from this town and made her his queen. The traditional name for Monywa is Thalawadi. The stories mention that Monywa was one of the places where King Alaungphayar positioned for the night on his campaign to Manipur in 1758.
*THANBOATDE PAGODA-The Thanboddhay monastery near Monywa is a unique temple in Burma. It is one of the most complicatedly decorated temples in the country with an widespread use of vibrant colors housing over 500,000 Buddha images.
*BODITAHTAUNG PAGODA- A much-venerated Sayadaw now popularly known as the Bodhi Tahtaung Sayadaw who can make your wishes come true. First started planting this forest grove about two decades ago. Each tree has a large Buddha image beneath.
*PHOWIN TAUNG- Where the solidified remains of Pontaung Mon's may have lived 30 million years ago - were found.
The caves themselves contain Buddhist statues and paintings dating to the 17th and 18th eras
* SHWEBA TAUNG- The Shwe Gu Ni Pagoda is about 20 miles east of Monywa. The Buddha image in the pagoda is offered stick by gold foils and the face of the Buddha image could not be make out very easily.