No.417, corner of 63 rd & 22nd Road Mandalay Aung Myae Tha Zan Township
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Mandalay And Hospitality

Hospitality to any visitor or guest is a Myanmar Tradition. Without expecting any presents or cash in return for their hospitality, they are only proud of being able to host the guests. This is not just Myanmar custom anymore, now, it becomes the custom of Asia.Myanmar people take concern for any visitors who have no acquaintances or relatives to stay for the night. So, they have built the Zayats, the rest house, for any visitor to stay. A Zayat is a kind of hotel in Myanmar style, where anyone can stay or take a rest for free charges. Geographically, Mandalay lies at the center of Myanmar. Visiting Myanmar on business or just for pleasure, Mandalay and its surroundings are the most interesting sites. King Mindon may have selected Mandalay as his capital for it’s flat and vast land for beautiful surroundings.There are many beautiful scenarios and cultural edifices around Mandalay. By staying Mandalay, we can visit to many tranquil and quiet places.Mandalay is also located as the central city for commerce and tours. It is reasonable to think that the kind had chosen this place for his capital of this fact. Thudhamma Zayats at the footage of Mandalay Hill are […]

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Our Mandalay

Mandalay is located 716 km North of Yangon. It was the royal capital of the last two kings of Myanmar, and is the cultural and religious centre of Buddhism. The city is also famous for its traditional crafts. Mandalay has a tropical wet and dry climate. The Mandalay streets are laid out in a grid system, and are numbered east to west (up to 49th) and north to south (over 50th).Addresses show the block where the building is located by giving the main street which it is on and the streets which is between: for example, 56th (between 19th and 20th Street). There are Six Townships, namely Aung Myae Thar San, Chan Aye Thar San, Mahar Aung Myay, Chan Mya Thar Si, Pyi Gyi Tagon and Amarapura. Moreover, Mandalay is well known for its pagodas and historical buildings; Maha Muni Pagoda, Maha Thatkya Thiha Pagoda, Shwe Kyee Myin Pagoda, Sanda Muni Pagoda, Kutho Daw, Atu Mashi Monastery, Golden Palace Monastery, Mandalay Hill, Yankin Hill and U Bein Bridge. The heart of the city dominated by Zegyo market. The Clock Tower, built in 1903 to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. Eain Daw Yar Pagoda, a very popular pagoda known […]

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Take A Journey Across Myanmar. Go Now, But Not For The Reasons You Think

Countries will surprise you. Like people, you think you understand their identity based on stories you read or images you view. Whether forming opinions from a 19th-century novel or a scandalous modern day tell all, an impressionist oil painting or series of poorly focused Trip Advisor member photos, humans have been unfairly judging places and each other, before we get to know them personally, for centuries. It’s an imperfect system. Yet it’s the one we have for making decisions on where we go, what we eat, and who we’ll see. And so it was for me with Myanmar. I thought I needed to go to this Asian country formerly known as Burma before the Chinese builders decimated any remaining “authentic” local character by rapidly tossing up bland, soulless construction projects to meet the surge in tourism. I thought Myanmar lacked the supermodel good looks of the California coast or the scenic gravitas of the Swiss Alps, but the chance to witness an intact culture before its inevitable full and tragic transition to all things Western, would provide worthwhile balance. Once I decided to go, suddenly I was in a rush to get there before it was “ruined,” but then wondered […]

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A final step in Burma in a haven of peace

Mandalay is the last stage of our fabulous trip in Myanmar. After visiting Yangon, treking in Kalaw mountains, meeting so many lovely local people, exploring Lake Inle and the temples of Bagan, we end in beauty our exploration of beautiful Myanmar in Mandalay, staying at Hotel By The Red Canal. A final step in Burma in a haven of peace The Hotel By The Red Canal is the perfect place to relax in an idyllic cocoon especially after two weeks of travel in an vibrant country like Myanmar. Hotel By The Red Canal in Mandalay is an institution and, in our opinion, the most relaxing and most comfortable option in the city. We tell you why. Mandalay is quite noisy and dusty with the traffic jams and habitual agitation so characteristic of the main cities of Southeast Asia, but the hotel By The Red Canal is a haven of peace, an urban oasis. Upon arrival we are charmed by the lush garden well maintained and the small pool that give a very exotic touch to the hotel. Flowers are everywhere ! After a warm welcome, we feel like being at home. We visit the hotel By The Red Canal and […]

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A Romantic Poolside Dinner at the Hotel by the Red Canal, Mandalay

Having a birthday abroad can be a tricky one. You conjure up images of exotic cockatils, being pampered and washing sand out of your hair in the evening but in reality it can be hard when you wake up and realise your friends and family aren’t there and you can’t giggle into an empty wine glass with your best friends. But I needn’t have worried because I was staying at The Hotel by the Red Canal in Mandalay for my recent birthday. After waking up in my delightful little room (with so many gorgeous finishing touches like the beautifully packaged bathroom amenities – earplugs were wrapped in rustic brown paper with a string bow around them!) I was in for a day of treats. As I padded downstairs for a delicious birthday breakfast I was greeted by one of the hotel’s smiling members of staff who handed me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and told me I had been booked in for a massage in the afternoon – a present from a wonderful colleague of mine who had contacted the hotel to arrange a surprise. Being hundreds of miles from home I was so touched. But the real treat came in […]

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Inwa and Mingun

Had a great day going from the hotel out of town to Mingun and Inwa. Beeing in Inwa in the afternoon was a pleasant experience, even when it was a rough ride with the horse cart – which actually is part of the fun, being town around. Really, I liked it a lot! Mingun pagoda is about one hour drive from Sagaing, but well worth going there. Great view from the broken pagoda, and more pagodas around there. Possible to go there by boat or road!

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Meandering in Mandalay

We only had one night to spend in Mandalay. Me and my friend did not have much idea what this city has to offer. But of course we did our research before embarking on our five-day journey to this beautiful country called Myanmar and had U-Bein Bridge and Mandalay Hill on top of our bucket list. Sadly, due to time constraints, we were unable to visit these two. We ended up just biking in the surrounding area. Gladly, our choice of accommodation, Hotel by Red Canal, assisted us with our inquiries without any hesitations and so our initial apprehension to explore the unknown disappeared. The sun was unrelenting. But we took courage and beat the noontime rays as we proceeded to Shwe Nan Daw Monastery. We bid our time and admired the pagoda, people-watched and took some nice shots that we could show back home. It was actually fun reading the map provided to us as we tried figuring out by ourselves if we reached the correct place. Not wanting to get lost, we still asked a few locals if we were heading towards the right direction. I recall when we were in the bus on our way to Mandalay, […]

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Travelling by Rail to Bagan the City of Dreams

Myanmar will always be a country that keeps enticing me to come back for more. Beneath its ancient surface hides a sense of wonderment that is hard to articulate into words. One of the highlights for me when travelling to Myanmar is getting to visit Bagan, an ancient city located in the heart of Myanmar.

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Thingyan Water Festival

The water symbolizes the washing away of the previous year’s bad luck and sins..

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Dream Holiday in Mandalay

Mandalay once has been a capital of the kingdom of Myanmar, so among the most popular tourist attractions of the city is the royal palace, built on the Mandalay hill’s foot. Hotel by the Red Canal Mandalay, which is located in the city center and is quite close to all main attractions and places.

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