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All about Mandalay
Mornings you will see your tour leader at a key Yangon rendezvous point and take a brief stroll down to the riverbank to take the shuttle. A 10-minute cruise on the Twante Canal offers an ideal way to experience everyday aquatic activities with many photos. They can see small wood vessels on which fishers gather their fish, bigger vessels carrying freight to the city and children who play in the riverbank towns.
As you leave the ship, take either a personal cab or a lorry cab through the landscape to the Twante city, famous for its ceramics. Next you go with your leader about 20 min up the hill to arrive at the Shwesandaw Pagoda, a 76 meter long stupa, which is said to be 2,500 years old.
There is a 100 year old Mandalay styled Buddha bronce inside, along with some other Buddha-statures. You' ve probably already whet your appetite, so go to a favourite meat specialising in vegeterian cooking and enjoy a delicious launch. Afterwards you will have free to discover the village square with your tour leader, who will give you an insightful comment about the locals and the area' past. After a walk through the city you will be taken back to the Yangon-ferryboat.
While driving along the riverbank, your guides will point out some remarkable sights until you arrive at the Yangon jetty, where your trip ends.
All about Mandalay
Mandalay was founded in 1857 and is the second biggest city in Myanmar. In Mandalay is the royal palace of the Konbaung dynasty, the last monarchical and sovereign empire of Burma. Myanmar was captured by the colonies in 1886. Ratanapunya was the old name of the city.
The name Mandalay was given to it on the basis of the 236-metre-high Mandalay Hill, which is one of the city's most sought-after travel attractions today. Mandalay was the city of Mandalay during the Konbaung Dynasty as evidence of the Golden Age in Burma. During the Second World War, the city and the Royal Palace were destroyed in the battles, but soon rebuilt.
Today Mandalay is the Myanmar's culture center and hosts several Buddhaist abbeys and excellent specimens of Myanmar's work. Whilst the city is of historical relevance, it stays cool and up-to-date with state-of-the-art facilities and facilities.