The Centre of Myanmar Culture
Mandalay, the last capital of the Myanmar Kings,
is located in Central Myanmar, 668 km north of
Yangon. Also known as Ratanabon-nepyi (meaning
Gem City), it was built in 1857 by King Mindon.
Today, it is the second largest city boasting
its rich culture heritage. It is also the
commercial centre with rail, road, river and air
links to all parts of the country.
How to get there - Mandalay International
Airport is the gateway. Mandalay is only over an
hour's flight from Yangon. Myanma Airways,
Yangon Airways and Air Mandalay operate daily
flights. By road, it takes about 12 hours by
Express coaches, and about 14 hours by train.
Where to Stay - Mandalay has a wide choice of
accommodation from international standard hotels
to local standard hotels, inns and lodging
houses for visitors to suit their taste and