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Area Information

Mahar Myat Mu Ni


The Mahar Myat Muni Buddha Image is the most revered Buddha image in Mandalay. It is also known as the Phaya Gyi. It is the most ancient Buddha image in Myanmar. King Bodawpaya built this Pagoda in 1784.Every morning at 4:30AM, a team of monks washes the face and brushes the teeth. The image has completely covered with 15 cm thick gold and original shape is distorted.

Mandalay Palace


Mandalay palace was the first palace to be built in Mandalay, by King Mindon when he shifted his capital from Amarapura in 1861, to fulfill an old prophecy. The site was chosen with the auspicious omen and astronomical calculations.
The artistic workmanship and handicrafts depicting the glory of the golden age of the days gone by is still amazing.
 

Sandamuni Pagoda


Teachings of the Buddha Consisting of SUTTA,VINAYA ABHIDHAMMA commentaries and sub commentaries inscribed on 1774 marble slabs erected by UKHAN TI the hermit in AD.1913.The Paya is also famous for the Iron Buddha Sandamani cast by King Bodawpaya (1782-1819) of the Konbaung dynasty in 1802, and which King Mindon and brought from Amarapura to his new pagoda and shrine in 1874.

Mandalay Hill




 

During the time when Buddha was alive while on one of his visits to Myanmar, the Buddha with his disciple Ananda climbed Mandalay Hill and prophesied that a great city would be founded below the hill and also pointed the place of that future city .Then a huge standing Buddha image was built at the place where Buddha stood, with his hand pointing to the Royal Palace. The legend has it that the Buddha, on his visit, had made a prophecy that a great city would be founded at the foot of this hill.
From its top, and from several way stations along the ascent, one has a magnificent panorama of the city, the old Royal Palace and Fortress, as well as the Ayeyarwady river and the distant Shan Hills.
 

Myatheindan Pagoda


Built by King Bagyidaw in 1816, three years before he succeeded Bodawpaya as king, the pagoda was constructed in memory of his senior wife the Hsinbyume princess. It is built as a representation of the Sulamani Pagoda which, according, to the Buddhist plan of the cosmos, stands atop Mount Meru. The seven wavy terraces around the pagoda represent the seven mountain ranges around Mount Meru.

Mingun Bell


IKing Bodawpaya dedicated a big bronze bell near the Mingun Cedi at Mingun on the west bank of the Ayeyawaddy River, facing Mandalay. The Bell was made of bronze; but it is said that Buddhist devotees inserted gold, silver ornaments and jewellery into the bronze. The Bell measures eleven cubits and four thits (fingers) in diameter at its mouth; 33 cubits, one mit (6 inches) and four thits in circumference and 13 cubits, one mit and four thits in height. It weights 55555 viss. It is the world's biggest ringing bell.

Mingun Paya (Pahtotawgyi)


It is one of the famous buildings in the world. The building of Mingun Pahtodawgyi started in 1791. Hand it been completed it would have a height of some 500 feet. It was stopped at 162 feet height. Its girth is about 450 square feet. This is Pondawya Pagoda which is prototype of Mingun Pahtodawgyi.

U Bain Bridge


This bridge became to be known as U Bein Bridge after the name of the donor.
U Bein Bridge is about three quarter of a mile, crossing the Taung-tha-man Inn (lake). It is one of the most attractive spot for tourists. It is the longest teak bridge in the world and is about two centuries old.
There are now 1086 posts and 482 spans. At 9 points, were what served as drawbridges which were built to allow the royal barges and war boats to go under the bridge and out to the Ayeyarwadi River in the old days.

Botanical Garden


 

The Botanical Garden was first founded in the year 1915-16 by one British botanist named Mr. Roger who began collecting local plants and trees and cultivating them on 30 acres of land at the present site.
The plan of the Garden was laid out on the design of Kew Gardens in England. In 1920 the Forest Department issued a notification No. 207 which declared the Botanical Garden as a forest reserve and placed it under the custody of the Department.
In several plots were planted 4840 trees mostly pine varieties, 575 different floral species and many exotic fruit, flower and shade trees from abroad that were acclimatized to grow in the Garden

Pwe Kauk Fall


Pwe Kauk Fall is about 8km from town. It is also called Hampshire Falls in British times. It's a very pleasant picnic spot.

Peik Chin Myaung (Maha Nandamu Cave)


The cave is at the entrance to the Peik Chin Myaung ravine, with many beautiful springs. When the rocks in the cave began to form, the place was under seawater. As lime piled up, the hillock took formation. Geologists estimate that it could be between 230 million and 310 million years old. The cave is called Peik Chin Myaung (Peik Chin Plants Ravine) as plenty of Peik Chin plants used to grow there, letting no light inside.

Distance In Miles

To Mandalay Palace 2.0 Miles
To Mandalay Hill 4.5 Miles
To Atumashi Monastery 4.5 Miles
To Shwe Nan Daw Monastery 4.5 Miles
To Mahamyatmuni Buddha Image 2.5 Miles
To Mungun (Pahto taw gyi),(Mya Thein Tan Pagoda) 10.0 Miles
To U Bein Bridge 8.0 Miles
To Pyin Oo Lwin National Kan Daw Gyi Graden 46.0 Miles
To Pyin Oo Lwin Pwekauk Watar Fall 47.0 Miles
To Mandalay Railway Station 1.0 Miles
To Kwesekan Highway Gate 4.0 Miles

 

 

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