This Buddhist stupa is situated at Mandalay and is generally called as Mahalawka Marazein. It was built during the reign of King Mindon that lies in the foot of Mandalay Hills. It holds world’s largest book, which contains 729 marbles caves with both sides of engraved stones taken from Tipitaka text.
In 1857, Mindon Min built the pagoda as a section of the traditional foundations at the new royal city of Mandalay. He wanted to leave a prominent work of merit by engraving Tipitaka set on stones... read more
It is a Buddhist temple and a major pilgrimage site. It is highly revered in Burma, which plays a major role in many people’s lives, as it is seen as a representative to Buddha’s life.
According to myth, during his travels on Proselytization mission, Gautama Buddha visited Dhanyawadi. He was paid homage at Salagiri mountain peak by the king of Arakan along with his chief queen, ministers, officials and generals. On king’s insistence, Buddha agreed to leave his image for the people to w... read more
The formal name of Mandalay Palace is Mya Nan San Kyaw, which means the Famed Royal Emerald Palace. It is popularly known as the Great Golden Royal Palace.
The master plan of this palace was constructed as part of the King Mindon’s discovery of Mandalay in 1857. It consists of 144 squares block grid patterned city. There are total twelve gates, which represents the zodiac signs. To cross the moat, the citadel has five bridges. The British government plundered the palace and some of the artefacts, ... read more
It is a Buddhist monastery, which was built in 1857 by King Mindon and is located in Mandalay, Myanmar. The original monastery was built by using teak material and was layered with stucco on the outside. In 1890, the structure was burned down during the fire in the city, because of which, the monastery, 30 feet tall Buddha image and the set of Tipitika were destroyed. Moreover, a 19.2 carat of diamond also went missing which was given by Maha Nawrahta to King Bodawphaya. In 1996, monastery was reconstructed with th... read more
Yadanabon Zoological Gardens is a zoo, which is situated in Mandalay, Myanmar. It plays an important role in the conservation program of the highly endangered Burmese Roofed Turtle. It was located at the bottom of Mandalay Hill, was founded in 1989, and was opened on 8 April. There are nearly 300 animals, which include elephant, tigers and leopards.
Burmese Roofed Turtle
Until 2002, people feared of its being vanished. This tortoise is still rare in the wild and cannot be found easily. In today’s time, Bu... read more