My first stop in Myanmar was Mandalay, but before discovering the city centre I had the privilege to visit the surroundings with a private driver and three other backpackers I met at the airport. Our driver drove us to astonishing sights that have to be seen by every traveller who is coming to Myanmar. Here are my personal top things to do around Mandalay that you shouldn’t miss.
Mahamuni Paya is the most important buddhist sight in the city of Mandalay.
A monastery where you can participate in the breakfast ceremony of the monks.
An area with monasteries and 500 stupas.
The ancient capital of Myanmar that you can explore in a coach.
In Amarapura you can admire and walk on the longest teak U Bein’s Bridge leading to Kyauktawgyi Paya.