Mandalay Tour 1st part; Mandalay Hill at Night

4-days Self-guided Solo Tour in Myanmar (Burma)
February 02-08, 2014


Arriving around 1300H from Mandalay bus terminal which is located around 5 km outside downtown. I bargained a motorcycle ride for 3,000 kyat including tip for assisting to look for cheapest accommodation. I ended up in Rich Queen Guesthouse located in 87th cornet 26th street for 18,000kyat a night (aircon single room with bathroom inside). Then I went for a late lunch on the roads infront of Mandalay Palace afterwards walk myself to Mandalay Hill.

Mandalay Hill is known for its abundance of pagodas and monasteries, and has been a major pilgrimage site for Burmese Buddhists for nearly two centuries. At the top of the hill is the Sutaungpyei (literally wish-fulfilling) Pagoda. A panoramic view of Mandalay from the top of Mandalay Hill alone makes it worthwhile to attempt a climb up its stairways. There are four covered stairways called saungdan leading up the hill from the south, southeast, west and north, and convenient seats of masonry work line these stairways all the way up. A one-way motor road today saves time and also makes it accessible for those who are unable to climb up the stairs, leading to an escalator and a lift to the pagoda at the summit. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandalay_Hill

How to go to Mandalay Hill;
Mandalay Hill is located in downtown and just meters away from Mandalay Palace. Entrance fee is 1,000 kyat ($1), open from 0700H until 2000H. 200 kyat charge for safekeeping your footwear at the entrance dome.

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)

Mandalay city self-guided tour (Mandalay Hill at night)




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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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