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Myanmar in 8 Days: Part 5 – Mandalay

Day 8 Mandalay, Myanmar

From Inle Lake, we arrived at 4:00 AM in Mandalay for the final leg of our Myanmar trip. Having a guide who knows the place and wants to help you get the best out of your visit can really make a huge difference. We got Kyaw Kyaw’s info from the TripAdvisor forum, you can book him thru (kyawkw475@gmail.com). He picked us up at the bus station and drove us around Mandalay before sending us off to the airport.

Even though we only had a few hours to spare before we fly out at 1:00 PM to Thailand, we were very pleased with how much we managed to see some of the must-visit spots. We were able to visit Mandalay Hill for a good sunrise overlooking the old historical Mandalay.

Sunrise at Mandalay Hill

Fast forward to breakfast, we had a surprisingly good (really good!) Shan noodles in a small, local resto named Pan Cherry Noodle House.

Pan Cherry Noodle House

Burmese Coffee

Nansha Noodles

And of course, we were able to squeeze in a visit to the world’s longest teak footbridge and the most favorite place for photography in the city- the U Bein Bridge.

U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge


U Bein Bridge


Wooden foundation of U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge

After traveling to so many Asian countries together, now we can truly say that though we enjoyed exploring different places and experiencing different cultures nothing stole our hearts like Myanmar. This trip was just so special it even gave birth to this blog. And yes, making the DIY itinerary took a lot of time and research, definitely the most challenging. So to lighten your burden, we will be sharing our sample 8-day itinerary to guide you in the next article. You may make changes to suit your needs. Whatever your choice, you are pretty unlikely to be disappointed as Myanmar has so much to offer.


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