Mandalay was founded in 1857 as the new royal capital by King Mindon and quickly became Myanmar's spiritual centre. There is a huge concentration of pagodas and monasteries in Mandalay itself and in the neighbouring towns of Amarapura, Ava, Sagaing and Mingun. Another major sight is the Mandalay Royal Palace.

01 U Bein bridge 02 U Bein bridge 03 Boat 04 Boat 05 Taungthaman lake
06 Taungthaman lake 07 Fields 08 Boat 09 Boats
10 Taungthaman lake 11 Shwekyet Kya pagoda 12 Shwekyet Kya pagoda 13 Shwekyet Kya pagoda 14 Shwekyet Kya pagoda 15 U Bein bridge at sunset
16 U Bein bridge at sunset 17 U Bein bridge at sunset 18 Taungthaman lake 19 U Bein bridge at sunset
01 Mahagandhayon monastery 02 Monk cooking rice 03 Mahagandhayon monastery 04 Mahagandhayon monastery 05 Dormitory
06 Lunch 07 Refectory 08 Lunch distribution 09 Monks queuing up for lunch 10 Monks queuing up for lunch
11 Monks queuing up for lunch 12 Monks at lunch 13 Novices lunch 14 Monk lunch 15 Rules of conduct
01 Ferry 02 Maha Aungmye Bonzan monastery 03 Ava 04 Gate to Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery 05 Htilaingshin pagoda
06 Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery 07 Htilaingshin pagoda 08 Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery 09 Htilaingshin pagoda 10 Htilaingshin pagoda 01 Mahamuni pagoda
02 Mahamuni pagoda 03 Mahamuni Buddha image 04 Mahamuni Buddha image 05 Bronze statue 06 Three headed elephant 07 Bronze lion
08 Bells - Mahamuni pagoda 09 Mahamuni pagoda 10 Clock tower - Mahamuni pagoda 11 Pond 12 Street
13 Street 14 Gate to Atumashi monastery 15 White gate to Atumashi monastery 16 Atumashi monastery 17 Atumashi monastery
18 Atumashi monastery 19 Atumashi monastery 20 Atumashi monastery interior hall 21 Atumashi monastery 22 Golden Palace monastery
23 Golden Palace monastery 24 Golden Palace monastery 25 Golden Palace monastery 26 Golden Palace monastery 27 Golden Palace monastery 28 Kuthodaw pagoda
29 Kuthodaw pagoda 30 Kuthodaw pagoda 31 Kuthodaw pagoda 32 Kuthodaw pagoda 33 Sandamuni pagoda 34 Sandamuni pagoda
35 Sandamuni pagoda 36 Buddha image - Kyaukdawgyi pagoda 37 Kyaukdawgyi pagoda 38 Kyaukdawgyi pagoda 39 Royal Palace
40 Royal Palace 41 Royal Palace 42 Royal Palace 43 Royal Palace 44 Royal Palace
45 Royal Palace 46 Royal Palace 47 Royal Palace 48 Royal Palace 49 Royal Palace
50 Royal Palace 51 Royal Palace 52 Sutaungpyai pagoda 53 View from Mandalay hill 54 View from Mandalay hill
55 Sutaungpyai pagoda 56 Sutaungpyai pagoda 57 Sutaungpyai pagoda 58 View from Mandalay hill
01 Kaunghmudaw pagoda 02 Kaunghmudaw pagoda 03 Kaunghmudaw pagoda 04 Kaunghmudaw pagoda 05 Kaunghmudaw pagoda
06 Au Min Thone Sae pagoda 07 Gate 08 Bus 09 Path to U Min Thone Sae pagoda 10 U Min Thone Sae pagoda
11 U Min Thone Sae pagoda 12 U Min Thone Sae pagoda 13 U Min Thone Sae pagoda 14 U Min Thone Sae pagoda 15 View from U Min Thone Sae pagoda 16 View from the U Min Thone Sae pagoda
17 Flame of the Forest tree 18 Sagaing hill pagoda 19 Pon Nya Shin pagoda 20 Pon Nya Shin pagoda 21 View over Sagaing hill
22 View 23 Another Sagaing hill pagoda 24 Pon Nya Shin pagoda 25 Pon Nya Shin pagoda
26 Pon Nya Shin pagoda 01 Approaching the Mingun pagoda 02 Mingun pagoda 03 Boat 04 Mingun bell
05 Hsinbyume pagoda 06 Hsinbyume pagoda 07 Hsinbyume pagoda 08 Hsinbyume pagoda 09 Hsinbyume pagoda
10 Mingun pagoda 01 Snake temple 02 Snake 03 Snake temple 04 Snake temple 05 Snake temple
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