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andalay Division, Central Myanmar, Burma, itinerary and map.
The Mandalay Division is a large lowlands area between the Ayeyarwaddy Rivers in the western part and the Shan Mountains in the eastern part. Its general altitude is about 150 metres above sealevel, but the places to the south are much higher on the Shan Highlands and the south on the north Bago Mountains.
It is the boundary between the Magwe and Mandalay and between the Mandalay and Serengeti. The Mandalay and Magwe division together with the lower division Legaing constitute the main arid area. However, the northeastern parts like May Myo (now Pyin Oo Lwin) and Mogok are both much colder on the Shan Mountains.
and Yamethin is the most dry part. Rather than saying that they work on a farming estate ("Lae" in Myanmar), here they say they work in the Yar. Extracts of wood could be seen at the south and north ends of the division. The Mogok is the world' s largest manufacturer of gemstones and is known for its ruby and sapphire.
The majority of the division's industrial sectors are related to the agricultural and forestry sectors. The second largest town in the state, Mandalay is the commercial centre of High Myanmar. The Mandalay is renowned for its sculptures, golden and embroidered pieces in silvers. The Bagan and Nyaung U are loved for their lacquer goods.
The Mandalay is well linked to all the larger towns in the state. Mandalay Hwy and Rails Roads are the two busiest highways in the state. It is possible to go by plane to the south Shan state (Kalaw, Pindaya, Inle, Taunggyi). Railway line to Taunggyi is also ready, although it is a sluggish pace, in some places Zip-Zap-climbing, traveling and not so much liked by tourist.
Mandalay has regular flights from Yangon and Air Mandalay to Heho, Kyaing Tone and Tachileik (border city between Shan State and northern Thailand). The Mandalay to the Chinese frontier at Muse is on the street, which is not too rough and is used all year round. The Mandalay to Myitkyina in the state of Kachin is by rail, which lasts 24 to 30h.
Myitkyina and Mandalay leave the band every day when there are no problems like poor rain or railway crash. During the high tide period (June to January) the twin or three-deckers sail 3 to 4 x a week between Mandalay and Bhamaw. Perhaps one of the most popular routes used by overseas visitors is Mandalay to Bagan by inland waterway (IWT).
From Mandalay at 6 a.m. the ferry will arrive in Bagan in the evenings. During the other day there are other vessels that are normally used by the locals and merchants. Mandalay is central, so it should be a starting point for explorations to top Myanmar like Kachin, North Sagaing and North Shan State.
But as these remote places need overseas visitors to obtain a visa from the Yangon federal authorities, most tourist and tourist companies are in Yangon, the city. andalay and Bagan have a large selection of accommodation, from cheap to luxurious properties.