Mandalay

Destination

Mandalay Holidays

Myanmar's former royal capital

The second largest city and the last royal capital of Myanmar, we love that underneath Mandalay's bustling city façade you can still find many historical sights evoking images of a romantic bygone era. Sometimes overlooked by travellers, Mandalay actually has a great location. Positioned on the banks of the mighty Ayeryarwaddy River, the city lies within easy striking distance of former colonial hill stations, ancient cities and other cultural attractions.

Destination Highlights
  • Monasteries and markets
  • Tea houses and temples
  • Panoramic view from Mandalay Hill
  • On the banks of the Ayeyarwady River
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT+ 6:30
  • Currency MMK - Myanmar Kyat
  • Visa Information British citizens will need to obtain a visa for travel to Myanmar.
  • Language English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Direct flights are available via Bangkok.
  • Health Information No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Myanmar.

Top Tips from our Experts

Robert

Destination Specialist

"Visit the U Bein Teak Bridge at sunset by boat for the perfect photo opportunity."

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