Two Sunsets in Mandalay

My time in Mandalay was limited. I had little more than a day there before I had to go back to Yangon for my flight to Bangkok.

Nonetheless, I was determined to make the most of my time there. As soon as I arrived at my hotel (Rich Queen Guesthouse, which was the nicest place I stayed in Myanmar and had by the far the best wifi), I negotiated with one of their employees to take me to U Bein Bridge for sunset. It was the one recommendation that stood out above all the others from people I had spoken with who had visited Mandalay.

The bridge is located outside the city in Amarapura, Myanmar’s old capital. On the way, I stopped at Mahawizayaranthi Pagoda after I spotted it from a distance. As I have found on many occasions on this trip, sometimes the coolest places are those you have never heard about before, which was definitely true in the case of this pagoda. Not too mention the cool pic of me on top of it.


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