Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar, located in a region known as Upper Burma. While I did not get a chance to explore much of the city, it was rather bland after the splendor of Bagan. In retrospect, perhaps it is prudent that one save the best for last!
Mandalay is home to a large number of monasteries, some of which are located around Mahamuni Pagoda south west of the city. One sees monks everywhere. Passing in and out of monasteries, tea houses, roads, open lorries and buses. I even saw a group of young monks buy beer cans and packs of cigarettes from a corner side mom and pop store!Read More