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.
Amarapura photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Amarapura
Mahagandhayon Monastery photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Mahagandhayon Monastery
Ava photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Ava
Mandalay Town photo gallery  - 58 pictures of Mandalay Town
Sagaing photo gallery  - 26 pictures of Sagaing
Mingun photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Mingun
19 photos of the U Bein Bridge and the Shwekyet Kya pagoda in Amarapura
15 photos of the Mahagandhayon monastery in Amarapura
10 photos of Ava, a former royal capital in Myanmar
58 photos of Mandalay town, with palaces and pagodas
26 photos of Sagaing, a former capital of Myanmar
10 photos of Mingun, a town on the Ayeyarwady river near Mandalay
Snake Temple photo gallery  - 5 pictures of Snake Temple
5 photos of the snake temple, which lies south of Mandalay
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