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* '''Maha Myat Muni Paya''' (Burmese: ''ma-ha myah mu-ni pei-ya'')  [http://www.mahamunipagoda.org.mm/] un luogo di pellegrinaggio molto venerato dai Buddisti. Vi si trova una preziosa statua del Budda in oro e decorata con pietre preziosedi 4 metri di altezza e high Buddha statue, made of gold and decorated with precious jewels. The image was brought from Rakhine State, southeast of Mandalay.
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* '''Maha Myat Muni Paya''' (Burmese: ''ma-ha myah mu-ni pei-ya'')  [http://www.mahamunipagoda.org.mm/] un luogo di pellegrinaggio molto venerato dai Buddisti. Vi si trova una preziosa statua del Budda in oro adorna di pietre preziose e alta di 4 metri di altezza e high Buddha statue, made of gold and decorated with precious jewels. The image was brought from Rakhine State, southeast of Mandalay.
 
* '''Shwe Kyi Myin Paya''' (Burmese: ''shui ji myin pei-ya'') was built in the 1st century, by Prince Min Shin Saw.
 
* '''Shwe Kyi Myin Paya''' (Burmese: ''shui ji myin pei-ya'') was built in the 1st century, by Prince Min Shin Saw.
 
* '''Sandamuni Paya''' (Burmese: ''san-da-mu-ni pei-ya''), located at the foot of Mandalay Hill, is similar to Kuthodaw Paya, an adjacent site. Sandamuni contains the world's largest iron Buddha image.
 
* '''Sandamuni Paya''' (Burmese: ''san-da-mu-ni pei-ya''), located at the foot of Mandalay Hill, is similar to Kuthodaw Paya, an adjacent site. Sandamuni contains the world's largest iron Buddha image.

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Mandalay [1], seconda città di Myanmar per numero di abitanti, è situata al centro del paese sulla riva sinistra del fiume Ayeyarwady. La città è un centro religioso (La metà dei monaci buddisti di Myanmar risiede nella città e nei suoi dintorni) ma anche un centro economico importante in cui è visibile la presenza di numerosi Cinesi arricchitisi con il commercio. Al centro di Mandalay c'è un palazzo cinto da imponenti mura fatto costruire dal re birmano Mindon Min alla metà del XIX secolo.

Indice

Come arrivare

In aereo

A differenza di Yangon, Mandalay è dotata di un moderno areoporto internazionale. Il mezzo più usuale per raggiungere il centro è il taxi ma non è facile mettersi d'accordo sul prezzo della corsa in quanto i conducenti hanno formato una specie di cartello mafioso. Qui come a Yangon non bisognerà permettere a improvvisati facchini di farsi portare il bagaglio. L'areoporto è collegato alla città da una moderna autostrada che si percorre in circa 40 minuti.

In treno

Esiste un collegamento ferroviario tra Mandalay e Yangon ma è meglio evitare il treno perchè troppo affollato e soggetto a ritardi notevoli.

Come spostarsi

I taxi costituiscono un eccellente mezzo per spostarsi da una parte all'altra della città perchè relativamente a buon mercato.

Si può camminare anche a piedi perchè la maggior parte delle attrazioni di Mandalay sono concentrate sulla collina centrale a breve distanza l'una dall'altra. La bicicletta costituisce un altro mezzo economico per i propri spostamenti in quanto la circolazione non ancora problemi di congestione (2006).

Da vedere

Siti religiosi

  • Maha Myat Muni Paya (Burmese: ma-ha myah mu-ni pei-ya) [2] un luogo di pellegrinaggio molto venerato dai Buddisti. Vi si trova una preziosa statua del Budda in oro adorna di pietre preziose e alta di 4 metri di altezza e high Buddha statue, made of gold and decorated with precious jewels. The image was brought from Rakhine State, southeast of Mandalay.
  • Shwe Kyi Myin Paya (Burmese: shui ji myin pei-ya) was built in the 1st century, by Prince Min Shin Saw.
  • Sandamuni Paya (Burmese: san-da-mu-ni pei-ya), located at the foot of Mandalay Hill, is similar to Kuthodaw Paya, an adjacent site. Sandamuni contains the world's largest iron Buddha image.
  • Kuthodaw Paya (Burmese: ku-tho-dau pei-ya) is site of the world's largest book, located at the foot of Mandalay Hill. Built by King Mingdon in the 1800s, 729 white stupas within the complex contain the complete text of the Tripitaka, Theravada Buddhism's most sacred text.
  • Mandalay Hill (Burmese: man-da-lei thaonh) is a 230-metre hill located near Mandalay. Along its path are several monasteries and temples. At its top are famous pagodas and temples.

Miscellanious sites

  • Royal Palace (Burmese: man-da-lei nan-dau) is a walled city within Mandalay. It was built in 1861 by King Mindon, to fulfill a prophecy. The palace, although destroyed in WWI, was renovated, and was renovated recently. It was renovated using forced labour, and locals may advise you not to visit the place. The palace contains several pavilions and chambers. Those who enter from the "foreigners-only gate" should expect to fill out an extensive and probing form. However, to avoid such a form, use the "locals-only gate" (myao-pao) and pay bribes to the army officials there.

Do

Buy

  • Zegyo Market (Burmese: zei-gyo) is a collection of bazaar street markets located near the city centre. Beware, because a bombing occurred at Zegyo in 2005.

Eat

  • Shan cuisine is popular in Mandalay, because of a large Shan minority. Shan dishes usually include fermented pastes, vegetables, and meats.
  • Muslim Chinese noodles (pronounced pan-THEI-kao-sweh) are famous in Mandalay and surrounding hills. Consisting of flat thin noodles mixed with an array of spices, chili, and chicken, they are delectable. Typically, noodle shops owned by Muslim Chinese (known locally as panthei, or "little flowers"), which are recognisable by bilingual Arabic and Chinese signs, sell this dish.
  • Htou moun (pronounced to-moh) is a traditional Burmese dessert sold only in Mandalay. Two chains specialise in htou moun. Beware, it contains a lot of oil and is extremely sweet. It is gelatin-like in texture.

Drink

Sleep

Mandalay has several tourist-friendly accommodations. Many hotels face the Royal Palace.

Mid-range

  • Sedona Mandalay, No. 1, Junction of 26th & 66th Street, [3]. A Singaporean-owned hotel built blending traditional Burmese and modern architecture that faces the Royal Palace and Mandalay Hill.
  • Mandalay Hill Resort, No.9, Kwin (416.B), 10th Street, [4]. A 10-storeyed hotel located at the foot of Mandalay Hill, the hotel offers many modern amenities. However, it is located away from the city centre.
  • Mandalay Swan Hotel No 44-B, 26th street, Between 66th & 68th streets.

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  • Great Wall Hotel ,Block 901,78th road,Between 42Street and Theikpan Street,Mandalay-Yangon Highway. Maha Aung Myay township.Mandalay.

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Stay safe

Mandalay is a haven for drug kingpins and is a main trading centre of illicit drugs. In 2005, an explosion occurred at Zegyo Market. Always be cautious, and attempt to keep a low-profile.

Get out

  • Sagaing, located to the east, contains many Buddhist temples and monasteries, many of which are located on Sagaing Hill.
  • Maymyo (also known as Pyin U Lwin) is a former British hill station, located in a lush alpine forest. The small town contains a variety of colonial relics, and is most famous for its Botanical Gardens (modelled after the Kew Gardens of England). Maymyo is also known for the Defence Services Academy, the top-ranked military academy in Myanmar.
  • Amarapura (Pyi) is a city famous for its ancient sights.
  • Mingun, known for the Mingun Bell (one of the largest bells in the world), is a boat ride from Mandalay.


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