"Mandalay- a place of underlying contrasts" Mandalay by albaaust

Mandalay Travel Guide: 409 reviews and 1,269 photos

Mandalay - a place of underlying contrasts

Mandalay is certainly a city with a lot of charm. It has some beautiful pagodas, significant sights but underneath it all for me was a sense of extreme poverty.

Take this picture of an orphan boy playing in the rain at one one of the pagodas.....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:People, scenery
  • Cons:poor infrastructure, poverty
  • Last visit to Mandalay: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Nice page

    • albaaust's Profile Photo
      Jun 16, 2013 at 8:41 PM

      Thanks Jim for visiting and rating my pages.:) I am sure that I have had a look at your very good pages in the past and wonder why I have not added you as a friend. Are you thinking of visiting Burma..it is a lovely place but rapidly changing.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:35 AM

    Hi lice, Nice Tips , makes me want to visit.

  • Sep 8, 2006 at 9:41 PM

    Very interesting tips on Mandalay. two thumbs up

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2006 at 4:50 AM

    Very nice tips and photos We had a very nice dinner in the Sedona swiming pool

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2006 at 5:56 AM

    Great tips! Myanmar is a country I'd love to re-visit!


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