Mandalay Hill, Mandalay

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Northeast of the city center rises Mandalay Hill, a haven of monasteries and pagodas that remains one of prominent pilgrimage sites for Burmese Buddhists. Reaching an elevation of 224 m (735 ft), the hill's summit offers panoramic views that make the entire trip worthwhile. You can reach the top by taking one of four covered stairways, or a one-way road leading to an elevator. For Mandalay Hill and beyond, use our Mandalay day trip planner to get the most from your Mandalay vacation.
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  • Mandalay Hill is the best important for religions since the Myanmar Kings' reign and one of the best sunset view site. We can get at the top of hill firstly by going with car along the road and reach ...  more »
  • Purched up on a mountain is this Pagoda which is very nice. Also some very good views of Mandalay. You can climb some 1700 steps or get a ride to the top and then take the escalator or elevator the fi...  more »
  • A visit to Mandalay, according to the guide book, should start with a visit to Mandalay Hill, so we decided to get an overview of this city before exploring further. We also decided to walk up the ove...  more »
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  • Nice hill and temple, excellent views across the city and to the river. Quite busy during weekends and at sunset/sunrise. Lots of salesman in the temple, and sometimes they seem to charge foreigners $1 to enter, but it seems to depend on their mood...
  • At the top of the Mountain , there is a Buddha image in Temple. You can see the beauty of Mandalay town's view in nature around the hill. and you can rent scope to look zoom in . Also nice place to take photo with nature background.
  • From memory, as we were told at the entrance, it is about 1700 steps to the top but this made the climb all the more worthwhile! The view is spectacular right across Mandalay. The cost of entry was tiny although they could have been a little more transparent about it. There are benches at intervals for those that need a rest on the way up and drinks vendors selling water and other drinks. There are other interesting temples to see in the vicinity of Mandalay Hill after you've walked back down. If you want to learn about the country you're visiting, you have to make the effort! We recommend it.
  • It s a nice ride by bicycle to the top. The penultimate platform, a pagoda is very nice and has good views. The best view is one step higher and cost 1000 k extra for foreigners. Toilet 200 k if needed :) Too bad the sun goes down on the side of the huge golf resort which is not so nice really. Other side are beautiful. The trip to the top is worth it more than the view
  • 360 views. Very nice view of the city, just one of the things you should do in Mandalay. Our driver brought us there just before sunset and it was pretty.

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Where to stay in Mandalay

Look at the area to the southwest of the royal palace for the main choice of accommodations in Mandalay. Some cushier options sit on the main thoroughfares, offering rooms with balconies overlooking the core architectural and historic sights. A number of basic hotels lie close to the main train station, while budget-friendly guesthouses concentrate in the area around 25th Street. Farther to the west, some hotels have views of the river, while to the east lie lodgings with convenient proximity to major regional highways.
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