How To Get From Mandalay To Inle Lake
Mandalay is a great starting or ending point to any trip to Myanmar. The best of Myanmar is located in this part of the country, and if your main Myanmar itinerary focuses on Bagan and Inle Lake start your trip in Mandalay. Travelling from Mandalay to Inle Lake or the other way from Inle Lake to Mandalay, you will have different modes of transport options to choose from. There are buses or shuttle buses from Mandalay to Inle Lake, or you can even hire a private driver to take you from Mandalay to Inle Lake.
When is the Best Time to Visit Myanmar?
Burma, which has a total area of 678,500 square kilometres (262,000 sq mi), is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, and the 40th-largest in the world. It lies between latitudes 9° and 29°N, and longitudes 92° and 102°E.
What to eat in Myanmar; Best Burmese Food
As tourism in Myanmar grows, so is the popularity of Burmese food. From delicious curries to their many amazing salads, Burmese food was something that thoroughly surprised me. So without further ado, let’s head straight for the good stuff.
The Last King of Burma in Mandalay
The Royal Palace, Mandalay
The year was 1885 and the last Burmese king, King Thibaw, was standing strong. After the
British invasion, the palace was used by the colonialists as a base for troops in Mandalay and
many of the royal treasures were looted and sent back to London (many are still on display at
the Victoria and Albert Museum). But it would eventually fall out of British hands again.
Mandalay: City where Myanmar's last dynasty lies
Mandalay Royal Palace
The last royal palace of the Burmese monarchy constructed in the mid 1800s. The buildings are located in a perfect square surrounding by four 2km walls and a moat. There are plenty of buildings to visit and a watch tower to climb for a better view. The original palace was destroyed and looted and had to be re-built in 1989.