Mandalay Travel Guide – Location & climate

Mandalay is in the dry zone of Myanmar. Most of the time of the year, weather in Mandalay is hot, dry and dusty. The only exception is during cold seasons where the weather can be very cold at night time. Fortunately for tourists, the tourist season falls during the winter months of the city. Visitors to Mandalay during this time should bring some warm clothes as nights can be very cold. Other essential things for tourists are good quality sun glasses, a large hat and plenty of sun screens.

Mandalay Travel Guide – Introduction

“By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ eastward to the sea,
There’s a Burma girl a-settin’, and I know she thinks o’ me;
For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say:
“Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!”
Come you back to Mandalay,
Where the old Flotilla lay:
Can’t you ‘ear their paddles chunkin’ from Rangoon to Mandalay?
On the road to Mandalay,
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U Bain Bridge, Mandalay

Riding a boat in Taungthaman
Riding a boat in Taungthaman

If you ever traveled to Mandalay, the second capital of Myanmar, one place you must visit is U Bain bridge (U Pain Bridge). It is possibly one of the longest wooden bridges in the world, connecting the two banks of Taungthaman Lake, in Amarapura (City of Eternity), which used to be the capital of Konbaung Dynasty. The bridge was built by U Bain (U Pain), who was the lord of the villages on the other side of Taungthaman Lake. Historical read more