Top Historical Places in Mandalay

Are you looking to explore the history of Mandalay through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Mandalay including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Mandalay. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Mandalay ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Mandalay, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Mandalay for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Mandalay with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Kuthodaw Pagoda & The World's Largest Book

    Historical Site, Architecture

    The Kuthodaw Pagoda accommodates the largest book in the world. There are more than 700 stone inscriptions kept in individual caves located here that have excerpts from Tipitaka and the entire Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism carved onto them. The pagoda dates back to the 1860’s and is loved for its beautiful architecture and spiritual ambience. Other highlightsinclude: The bell at Kutho...Read more
  2. Mandalay Palace

    Historical Site, Palace

    Dating back to the mid 19th century, Mandalay Palace is the last palace built by Burmese Royals. The place was looted in late 19th century and was converted to form a fort for the British army, hence giving it its second name of ‘Mandalay Fort’. Inside the palace you can see the original artifacts and a number of reproductions of royal thrones. Other highlights include: A Watch Tow...Read more
  3. King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop


    Nothing says more about Myanmar than the beautiful Buddha statues covered in gold and if you are looking for beautiful gold leafs to leave on the Buddha statues around the city or simply to carry a few as gifts for friends back home, a visit to the King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop is just what you need. If you are on a tight budget, visit the place to see the gold pounding processes with a guided ...Read more
  4. Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda

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    Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda


    Popular for the huge 37 feet tall Buddha statue made from a single piece of white Marble, the Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda’s rich gold architecture is sure to leave you spellbound. The sheer ethereal design of the place that dips in Burmese culture and art, is mesmerizing to experience. Don’t forget to see the details of the place including the characters of Hindu and Buddhist Mythology and...Read more
  5. Shwekyimyint Paya

    Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    Dating back to 1st century AD, the Shwekyimyint Paya was built during the reign of Prince Min Shin Saw of Bagan. The temple may appear to be damaged since it has been renovated only once since its construction. Visit the place to see the many metal statues here in the temple and how it accommodates ancient ruins from all over Myanmar to form its strong structure. Do take some time to observe th...Read more
  6. Skinny Buddha


    Of all the Buddha statue that you see around Mandalay, the Skinny Buddha statue certainly stands out to be one of the most unique representations. The statue is 75 feet tall and consist of a seating Buddha with all the characteristic features- long ears, hands placed on the legs and a content smile on his serene face. If you like to see unique things, do visit the place to click a snap with the...Read more
  7. Mandalay Royal Palace

    Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    The beautiful Mandalay Royal Palace is the last remaining palace of the royal family of Burma. Following the traditional Burmese style of architecture, the Mandalay Palace is now one of the most popular places to visit in the Burmese capital. The palace symbolises Mandalay and takes you back to the glamour that the royal palace once commanded. The palace is cordoned by 2 kilometre long walls, w...Read more