Mandalay in Pictures (The Last Royal Capital of Myanmar)

After spending a few days in the magical Bagan, we hopped on the Ok Bus that we booked via the e-bike rental to head to Mandalay. (Btw, Ok Bus isn’t very okay unless you enjoy being tossed around the mini bus, the broken ACs, and cramped seats. Hahaha). It was supposed to be a 5-6 hour drive from Bagan, but it only took us about 4 hours because our driver I think is a ‘secret F1 driver’. LOL Yeah he rarely used the breaks and was honking non-stop so other vehicles will get out of our way.

Anyway, here are some photographs I took of Mandalay:

 

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Mandalay Royal Palace: the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy

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Part of the huge hall at the entrance of the Mandalay Royal Palace
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Part of the last royal palace and the Mandalay Hill as seen from the watch tower.

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Amazing woodwork inside the palace.

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Monks enjoying the view from the watch tower.
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Locals and foreign visitors enjoy the afternoon walk at the U Bein Bridge.

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Sunset as seen from the U Bein Bridge in Mandalay. It wasn’t the perfect sunset like the ones we see from the usual U Bein Bridge photos around the net but it was still a beautiful sunset to marvel at.

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Locals and tourists in the U Bein Bridge
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Below the U Bein Bridge

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The sun shines through some of the 729 stupas in Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay which houses the World’s Largest Book

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The Kuthodaw Pagoda

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