This photo gallery contains a selection of pictures of Mandalay. Although the city today is Myanmar's cultural centre, it has a relatively short history, having been founded in 1857 by King Mindon to fulfil a prophesy.
One of the city's major sights is the Royal Palace, which unfortunately was completely destroyed by American bombs in WW2 and has been reconstructed after the war. Mandalay also contains a large number of pagodas - some very spectacular ones. From the top of Mandalay hill you enjoy a good view over the town.
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
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