Travel Guide to Mandalay | The largest Buddhist center
Posted by Editor on June 5, 2013
Among beautiful religious temples and pagodas, is one of the greatest exponents of the Buddhist faith in the East, the city of Mandalay! We invite you to discover it through our guide. To begin you have to take a domestic flight from Yangon to Mandalay, once you settle down there in one of the hotels downtown you should take a walk to discover why Mandalay is known as the center of Burmesa culture and the largest center of Buddhist learning. You may need a couple of days more for this as it is quite an experience.
Mandalay Buddhist Path
For other days ask a local guide in the center travel agents to begin a long tour that runs along the Ayeyarwady river where you can see more than 2.000 temples and pagodas, a walk can be quite extensive amd it may be much smoother with a horse to travel the high temples.
The next day we invite you to a walk through the national park of Mount Popa which has won great respect and a high rate of tourism to be considered home to the powerful sacred spirits, the NATS. Here you will see a lot of monasteries and know some of the lessons that the monks have to share.
This is definitely an exotic trip you will not forget due to the green meadows and high pagodas of Mandalay.
Mandalay boat ride
Mandalay photos: Aaron Geddes, Dieter Zirnig, Isriya Paireepairit.